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Announcing Spirent OCTOBOX 2.6


PRODUCT UPDATE                                                                                                                                        

OCTOBOX Release:

Wi-Fi 7 is a new generation of Wi-Fi technology coming from the standards bodies during 1Q2024. Wi-Fi 7 improves the previous generations of technology by various refinements that deliver greater throughput and lower latency. Spirent’s 2.6 release with Pal-7 is Spirent’s first release supporting Wi-Fi 7. SW 2.6 builds on previous release of the OCTOBOX system and adds Wi-Fi 7 to the tried and true Wi-Fi test system. While new Wi-Fi 7 features are added, the base of the system with its user interface, APIs and reporting stays the same.

The 2.6 release aims to support: ISPs, their vendors, device manufacturers, enterprise vendors.


Key New Features

Wi-Fi Basics: State of the art Wi-Fi 7 AP and STA feature emulation capability with comprehensive and detailed parameter control
  • 4kQAM
  • 320 MHz
  • Subsystem and open form factors
  • STA Emulation -
  • AP Emulation
Support traffic generation using multiPerf

Virtual stations, 32 per radio (vSTAs)


Existing KPI Support
  • Analyze and troubleshoot issues quickly with Layer 1-4 KPIs
  • Easy to understand results with rich troubleshooting readily available
Existing legacy feature support for channel parameterization configuration
  • b/g/n/ac/ax
  • channel BW
  • # of streams
Wi-Fi 7 Real Time Sniffing
Synchrosniffing capabilities for deep dive troubleshooting

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Software Availability

The latest OCTOBOX software can be downloaded from the Spirent Customer Service Center via the Download tab by selecting: General Release > OCTOBOX

Associated technical documentation, including release notes, can also be found under the Related Resources link for that software version.

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