1999 Press Releases-07
Tokyo, Japan -
December 13, 1999
LX100 from Yokogawa, the first xDSL Line Tester made in Japan Facilitates Electric Characteristics Tests of High-speed Communication Lines
Yokogawa Electric Corporation (headquarters: 2-9-32 Nakacho, Musashino-shi, Tokyo 180-8750, Japan; president: Isao Uchida; capital: 32.306 billion yen) has developed the LX100, a portable yet powerful xDSL* line tester, which facilitates tests which are essential to the deployment of an xDSL service (an ADSL*, etc.) in order to realize high-speed data communication using an existing telephone line. The LX100 will be released on December 15 as the first xDSL line tester made in Japan.
Although, testers that can easily measure such characteristics had already been released in the United States where there has been a marked increase in the use ADSLs, such testers had not yet been manufactured by a Japanese company.
Merits of LX100
In January 1997, Yokogawa concluded a contract with 3A International, a venture company in United States, for exclusive sales in Asia and started distributing 3A International's analyzers for IEEE1394. Yokogawa has also been exploring the market of measuring instruments for the development of W-CDMA-related devices as was exemplified with the development and release of a W-CDMA evaluation system in November 1997, and the VB2000 digital IQ signal generator and VG3000 digital modulating signal generator in November 1998. In addition to these development-purpose measuring instruments, in September this year, Yokogawa enriched its range of communication-related measuring instruments with the release of the LT8600 handheld LAN tester which is used for maintenance and inspection. The new LX100 enhances Yokogawa's lineup of measuring instruments that provide solutions for the next-generation of communication technologies.
Major Target Markets
* xDSL is an acronym of the generic term Digital Subscriber Line for communication technologies using a digital telephone line where "x" can be replaced with any of a number of letters, as shown below:
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