Xena China showed them the ValkyrieCompact chassis which is a robust and easy-to-transport 1U form factor. Each chassis can hold one test module and Xena has a range of 18 different test modules, each capable of testing different speeds from 1GE up to 400GE, and with different port densities. The decisive factor was the price/performance of the Xena testers. Being considerably less expensive than other solutions on the market, the switch manufacturer was able to justify purchasing multiple units from Xena.
Combined with the ValkyrieCompact’s convenient form-factor and Xena’s range of test module options, this solved the challenge of serving multiple locations and different port density requirements perfectly. The switch manufacturer could easily move the testers around, and when testing switches with, for example, 48 ports, they could quickly combine multiple testers for a single DUT test via a common GUI.