Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Atrica Announces Multi-port Carrier Ethernet Demarcation Device

Atrica introduced a Multi-port Carrier Ethernet Demarcation Device designed to enable end-to-end service delivery across third-party networks - as well as Atrica-based networks - with Quality of Service (QoS) control for each individual service.

The A-1180 Multi-port Carrier Ethernet Demarcation Device has eight 10/100Base-T Ethernet interfaces on the customer network side, each of which provisions an Ethernet Virtual Circuit (EVC) that corresponds to a service. It has an uplink slot on the service provider network side, which supports both Fast Ethernet (FE) and Gigabit Ethernet (GE) uplink modules. The FE and GE uplink modules utilize pluggable SFP transceivers, using either dual strands or single strand fiber of various distances. This allows service providers to cost effectively connect the A-1180 to fiber local loop.

The A-1180 could be deployed by Service Providers at the customer premise to provide a clear demarcation point between the customer and the service provider network. Besides delivering managed services to customers via MEF-UNI with QoS control for each service, the A-1180 provides carrier-class management and OAM functions. Supported services include:

  • Ethernet UNI for E-Line and E-LAN Services in an Atrica Environment: The A-1180 functions as UNI for E-Line and E-LAN services. Operators can provision E-Line and E-LAN services in a point-and-click manner. Hard QoS is ensured for each service, and 50ms protection can be guaranteed within Atrica's edge and core network. The A-1180 supports Connection Admission Control (CAC) and allows service providers to provision CIR/EIR and delay/jitter bound for their SLA.

  • Ethernet UNI for E-Line and E-LAN Services in Any Existing Edge/Core Network: The A-1180 is an ideal demarcation device for operators who want to deliver high-value Ethernet services to business customers. The A-1180 can be connected directly to the existing provider network via its FE or GE uplink interface and it can be managed, either in-band or out-of-band, from a central location.

  • Ethernet UNI for E-Line and E-LAN Services in Off-Net: Carriers who want to offer Ethernet services outside their own regions may use off-net from a third-party service provider. The A-1180 can be used to connect the end customers on the access side and the off-net on the network side. The modular uplink provides the most convenient way to connect to the off-net.

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