BlueScope BLR-28X

1/10G Ethernet, Fiber Channel, SONET/SDH, OTN Tester

2 Port RJ45, 2 Port Optic SFP, Single Optic XFP


Key BlueScope Benefits

    • Unmatchable market performance
      -Test up to 32-Mulistreams each with customizable traffic profiles.
      -Powerful Packet Flooding. Flood nearly any field of a packet including MAC, VLAN, MPLS with Layer 3 & 4 payload options.
      -Dual port Packet Capture and Analysis utilizing WireShark engine
      -The most compact OTN tester on the market. Supports OTU-1/2
      -Unparalleled physical layer testing on all optical transport methods and line rates.
    • Software license controlled features for upgrades or maintaining test standards as they are defined, then certified.
      -Instant (DIY) remote/field upgradable; via a software only license key.
      -Never lose a test capability/feature due to lost, forgotten, or damaged hardware modules.
    • Linux Operating System
      -Less susceptibility to viruses and malware. Known in the IT industry for being more stable than alternatives. Linux the OS choice for hand held testers and utilized in the Bluescope!

BlueScope Highlights

  • Handheld test set hardware platform that supports both 1/10 GbE Ethernet, SONET/SDH/PDH, Fiber Channel, OTN, WLAN and Fiber Test Tools.
  • Rapid Boot-up
  • Eight Hours battery stand time and approximate four hours of battery test time.
  • Remote control through VNC and CLI.
  • Dual port operation enables performing two tests simultaneously
  • Bluetooth support to easily offload test results or transfer test configurations.
  • Customizable platform. Avoids technology obsolescence. Choose your ports, line rates and testing options you require now. Then invest in what you require. Bluescope is upgradeable for your future testing by you and can be fully configured by you, whenever your test requirements, testing demands, financial position changes. Just add ports, features, and software options etc. in the future. Truly “pay as you grow” handheld test platform.

BlueScope Ethernet Standard Features

  • Throughput Test (Single Stream)
  • Packet Filtering
  • IP Tools (Ping, DHCP, Trace Route)
  • In-Service Traffic Monitoring (Non-Intrusive Mode)
  • MPLS (stacking up to 3 MPLSs)
  • VLAN, Q-in-Q (up to 3 VLANs)
  • Cable Diagnostics
  • Remote Control via VNC
  • Report Generation (PDF, CSV and TXT)

BlueScope Ethernet SW Options

Option 1

(ET-1) Single 1GB port
(ET-2) Dual 1GB port
(ET-3) Single 10GB port
(ET-4) Dual 1GB & Single 10GB port
(ET-5) Loopback Mode (L1-L4, auto, filtered)
(ET-6) Throughput multi-streams (4 streams)
(ET-7) RFC2544 (Network Equipment Benchmarking Test)
(ET-8) Packet Capture and Decode via WireShark
(ET-9) Throughput 32 multi-streams
(ET-10) Packet Flooding – Mac/VLAN/IP/User Defined Field
(ET-11) L1/Unframed BERT (Cable BERT-RJ45, Unframed BERT-SFP Optic)
(ET-12) Network Discovery
(ET-13) 100 FX/LX (Optic)
(ET-14) Y.1564(EtherSAM)
(ET-16) SyncE/1588
(ET-17) IPV6
(ET-19) Asymmetric RFC2544 Testing
(ET-20) One-Way Delay Measurement using 1588 or GPS
(ET-22) CLI Interface

Option 2

(WA-1) 10GbE WAN PHY
(WA-2) WLAN 802.11 a/b/g Testing


The BlueScope 6800B performs BER testing on all line interfaces in end-to-end or loopback applications, inserts errors and alarms to verify NE conformance and connectivity, and measures BERs from DS1 (1.5M)/E1 (2.048M) rates to OC-192/STM-64.

Service Disruption measurements

The Bluescope 6800B measures the protection switch times of SONET/SDH rings and their effects on tributaries. By measuring various error and alarm conditions on the tributaries, providers can verify that their transport network is providing adequate redundancy to guarantee SLAs.

Multi-Channel View

Drill down to view the path hierarchy in its entirety on one screen with automatic detection of payload type (concatenated or non-concatenated) for SONET ( 48x STS-1 and 28x VT 2/1.5) and SDH (48x AU-3 and 28x TU12/TU11)

Line Through Mode

Connecting the test unit in-line provides not only monitoring capabilities but also the possibility of injecting errors. This provides for an effective tool in serice-disruption testing.


SONET/SDH mappings include all intermediate mappings down to VC-4/VC-3 in addition to BERT payload with multiple PRBS choices.

Physical Layer Testing

Perform physical layer testing to verify dark fiber and line continuity across all optical transport methods and line rates. Support for unframed STM-1/4/16/64, Fiber Channel 1x/2x/4x/10x, OTN OTU-1/2/1E/2E/1F/2F, 1.250G(1GE), 10.313(10GE) and 3.1G (CPRI).

Overhead Byte Manipulation and Analysis

Using the overhead byte manipulation and analysis capability, users can modify K1 and K2 bytes to test automatic protection switching (APS) to specify and identify user-configurable path trace messages and payloads. The path overhead (POH) capture feature facilitates troubleshooting end-to-end problems. The Bluescope 6800B supports manual capture, capture on alarm, and capture based on user-defined triggers

SDH/PDH Alarm/Error Generation

Generate Alarms for:
Generate Errors for:

BlueScope SONET/SDH/PDH Options


(SO-1) OC-3/12/48 (STM 1/4/16)
(SO-2) OC-192 (STM-64)
(SO-3) OC-3/12/48/192 (STM 1/4/16/64)
(SO-4) Unframed Line Rate (Requires SO-1,2 or 3)
(SO-5) Multi-Channel View (Requires SO-1, 2 or 3)
(SO-6) Signal Delay emulator (injection of signal delay in unframed line rates; Requires SO-4)

PDH Option

(PD-1)E1/T1 (DS1)
(PD-2)E3/T3 (DS3)
(PD-3)E1/T1 and E3/T3


OTN is the next generation network designed to combine and accelerate the benefits of SDH/SONET with the bandwidth expandability of DWDM (Dense wavelength division multiplexing).Test end-to-end connectivity by transmitting and receiving OTN signals with the ability to insert and analyze errors and alarms in network troubleshooting and equipment verification applications.

TCM with Error/Alarm detection

Verify network element interoperability with the TCM bytes; Count, current rate and average rate for each error, SDT (Service disruption Time) measurements and RTD (Round Trip Delay) measurements. Verify OTN alarms and errors with injection capabilities such as loss of frame (LOF), alarm indication signal (AIS), and backward defect indication (BDI).

FEC Testing

Transmit and analyze correctable and uncorrectable FEC errors to verify a network element’s ability to correct conditions through the use of FEC enabled signals. Correctable and uncorrectable FEC error positions are accumulated and monitored through a graphical hierarchy window which allows users to easily recognize the position of the FEC error.

Features programmable FEC error generation functions that allows the user to define a detailed position for correctable FEC errors and un-correctable FEC errors.

Line Through Mode

Connecting the test unit in-line provides not only monitoring capabilities but also the possibility of injecting errors. This provides for an effective tool in service-disruption testing.

BlueScope OTN Options

OTN Option

(OT-1)OTU-1 (2.66G/STM-16) Requires SO-1
(OT-2)OTU-2 (10.7G/STM-64) Requires SO-2
(OT-3)OTU-1/2 (2.66G & 10.7G / STM-16 & STM-64) Requires SO-3

Fiber Channel

The BlueScope B6800B tests 1x, 2x, 4x and 10x Gbps Fibre Channel (FC). Users can manipulate various fields of the FC frames to emulate end customer traffic and perform BER measurements on L1 and L2 circuits. The BlueScope supports buffer crediting capability, which lets providers verify the effect of delay on the link throughput and test the ability of the link to obtain the optimum buffer credit values. The BlueScope also allows users to turn up storage area networks (SANs), producing reliable throughput, packet loss, RTD, and burstability results with consistent test methodology

BlueScope Fiber Channel Options

Fiber Channel Option

(FC-1) Fiber Channel 1x/2x
(FC-2) Fiber Channel 4x
(FC-3)Fiber Channel 1x/2x/4x

  • Ports:
    • One XFP
    • Two SFPs (1000BASE-SX/LX/ZX, 100-FX/LX/SX)
    • Two 10/100/1000Base-T (RJ45)
  • Operating Temp:
    • 0℃~40℃
  • Storage Temp:
    • -20℃~ +70℃
  • Humidity:
    • 10% ~ 90%
  • Power:
    • DC 48V input: range from 38VDC ~ 63VDC
  • Memory:
    • 16GByte internal Flash memory included

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