Boston, Ma. (PRWEB) August 25, 2005
Sifos Technologies today announced the addition of the RackPack PSA to its PowerSyncÂ Analyzer family of IEEE 802.3af - Power over Ethernet (PoE) test solutions. The RackPack reduces the per-port cost of testing IEEE 802.3af compliant Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) where port counts are large (48 ports or more) and fast test speed is critical.
ÂRackPack is focused on applications where many PoE ports need to be tested, and testing speed and cost of testing are the most important parameters,Â said David Lucia, Sifos Technologies President.
The RackPack enables fully automated measurements and analysis. Tcl/TK software scripts are optimized to fully take advantage of RackPackÂs measurement resources.
ÂPSE manufacturers can expect average, per-port testing times on the order of 10 seconds or less per port tested given the capabilities of the RackPack,Â said Peter Johnson, Sifos Technologies Technical Director.
Scripts written for any PSA can be directly used, with or without modification or editing, by the RackPack. This allows all engineers from different departments to leverage the work of others, saving significant time in the product development cycle.
The graphical user interface (GUI) software favored by R&D engineers and the PSE Conformance Test Suite (CTS) software, that are standard with the PSA 1200, are not included with the RackPack, but are available as options.
About Sifos: Sifos Technologies (http://www.sifos.com) is a privately held corporation, founded in 2003, and is located in Tewksbury, Ma., near Boston. Sifos Technologies is the leader in DOCSIS (cable modems, set-top boxes, cable modem head ends) and PoE test equipment.
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