TruView – Delivering 5 Capabilities in One Device at ½ the Price

Fluke Networks has released OneTouch AT version software.  This new software incorporates bug fixes and stability enhancements. It does not add any new features.  It is available free to all Gold owners and will ship in all newly manufactured testers.

You should update your OneTouch AT demo unit with the new software to improve its performance and cloud service responsiveness.  When you install the new software you must also install a new version of the Demo profile.  Instructions for both follow.
How to get the new version 3.0.1 software

  1. Go to and sign into your MyAccount. You will need Gold to unlock the software.
  2. Click on “Downloads and Updates” and select “OneTouch AT Network Assistant”
  3. Download the OneTouch AT software upgrade (.zip file)
  4. Extract (unzip) the “OneTouch_AT_3.0.1.18.img” file
  5. Copy the .img file to a USB flash drive
  6. Connect the USB flash drive to your OneTouch AT tester
  7. Tap the TOOLS icon and scroll down to “Update Software”
  8. Tap “usbstorage” and then the .img file.
  9. Tap OK and follow the prompts.

Interesting article that looks at the benefits of using a tool like OptiView from a non-product perspective.

Video presented by Tony Fortunato from The Technology Firm

.... for Best Overall IT Company in the 9th Annual 2014 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards


Arbor CloudSM wins Bronze for Best New Product

Burlington, Mass – June 25, 2014 – Arbor Networks, a leading provider of DDoS and advanced threat protection solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, announced today that Network Products Guide, the industry's leading technology research and advisory guide, has chosen Arbor Networks as a Gold winner for Best Overall IT Company at the 9th Annual 2014 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards. Additionally, Arbor CloudSM won a Bronze award for Best New Product of the Year.

Read the full Press Release

One of the really good things about the new NTMC or Network Time Machine 'Carrier' is that it truly is a carrier grade or enterprise acceptable solution with an OS that is now more hardened via Windows Server 2008R2. Gone are the Windows 7 days....

Today an article, Vendors slow to patch OpenSSL vulnerabilities, in ITNews details that several key technology vendors are yet to fully patch against the OpenSSL cryptographic library used to secure networked communications.

This may come as a big surprise considering the amount of press that Heartbleed has had.

To patch all servers, ask all users to reset passwords can be time consuming. Indeed how many users also practise safe security?

An interesting discussion point is that there are certain tools out there that could make this a very easy process. Whilst one solution / device / practice does not ensure complete coverage it is interesting to note how one solution could have made this whole process easier.

Arbor Networks recently purchased an Australian company called Packetloop and have brought it into their stable under the name Arbor Prevail SA. This unique solution allows the security team to record potential threats before they have been formally identified.

The Fluke Networks OneTouch AT Cloud Service extends OneTouch AT Network Assistant troubleshooting capability with new visibility into network performance over time. A long-term view of network infrastructure, service and application performance is invaluable when troubleshooting unpredictable, intermittent problems that all too often occur when network support staff is away. Research shows that intermittent problems are some of the most difficult and time consuming problems to solve.

The Cloud Service also serves as a daily management and problem avoidance tool by facilitating identification of performance degradations that could adversely affect client devices and end users if left uncorrected.

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8.3 and 9.0 - [DataCenter] vs. Discovery - Server Filters

Over the past few weeks we have been dealing with a new option on TVC 9.0 that VPM 8.3 didn’t have; DISCOVERY (Portal Page > Administration > Analysis).

This option was first introduced on 8.3, where it had no real functionality, except to mirror the [DataCenter] subnet scope; thus any time the [DataCenter] subnet changed, the Discovery subnet also changed, but the TVP units didn’t use it. Ensure Optimal User Experience on Wireless Networks

As wireless carriers fight to reduce customer churn, the new high-performance, portable solution will help them troubleshoot voice, video and data issues on LTE networks.

EVERETT, Wash. – June 09, 2014 – Fluke Networks today unveiled the Network Time MachineTM LTE/VoLTE, a portable LTE troubleshooting appliance that helps wireless carriers resolve network performance issues quickly and cost effectively. This ability is crucial to reducing customer churn, as subscribers who switch wireless carriers increasingly point to poor customer care and inadequate network performance as their reason for leaving. The Network Time Machine provides extensive network and application visibility, as well as the forensic details necessary to solve signaling or data performance problems in 20 Gbps carrier environments. Using Network Time Machine, carriers can measure and prove network performance, resolve subscriber issues and deliver the best possible consumer experience to meet growing voice, video, and data demands.

Aeroflex is delighted to announce the general availability of its TeraVM release 11.0 software. Release 11.0 for TeraVM delivers a five times increase in TeraVM performance across ESX and KVM environments and introduces a virtual network function (VNF) for Test Data as a Service use in validating your NFV, SDN and Cloud functions, architectures and services.
To get your copy of the TeraVM 11.0 release notes contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today.

Aluminum is cheaper than copper, so copper cladded aluminum cable or CCA cable has been showing up on the market for some time now. Since aluminum is lighter than copper, the boxes of CCA cable tend to be noticeably lighter than their all copper counterparts. This is normally your first clue. However, the CCA cable vendors know this too and we have had reports of installers finding "ballast" in the boxes to make them feel the same weight as all copper cables.

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