Tuesday, May 1, 2007

ANDA Networks Supports PBT-Based Ethernet over Fiber

ANDA Networks announced its new EtherReach 1000 series of Intelligent Ethernet-over-fiber Network Terminating Equipment (NTE), complementing its existing EtherEdge 4000 Ethernet aggregation and EtherReach 2000 Ethernet over copper products.

Significantly, ANDA is adding support for the new Provider Backbone Transport (PBT- PBB-TE) proposed standard, as well as traditional Q-in-Q and MPLS deployment options.

The EtherReach 1000 series is a family of fixed Ethernet access and demarcation products sharing a common software and hardware architecture to terminate Ethernet over fiber with a mix of different 10/100, 100FX and Gigabit Ethernet interface options. ANDA said EtherReach 1000 also supports extensive VLAN and OAM functionality to enable tiered service offerings for carriers. The series features multiple encapsulation methods, policing, port/VLAN mirroring, and new quality of service features for performance management from Iomtetrix Systems. EtherReach 1000 is sampling with key carrier accounts and will be generally available in June 2007.

In partnership with Iometrix Systems, ANDA's EtherReach 1000 will help further carriers OAM capabilities by supporting Iometrix's new Cnode software agent technology, which enables carriers to assess their Ethernet network's end-to-end performance for Service Level Agreements.
It supports and leverages the new Ethernet OAM management specifications (802.1ag/Y.1731 compliant) and other rich software features supporting both Q-in-Q and new proposed PBT (PBB-TE) p802.1ay standards for Ethernet service deployment architectures.

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