Monday, September 20, 2010

Aviat Enhances Ethernet Switching in Mobile Backhaul

Aviat Networks announced enhanced integrated Ethernet switching capabilities for its Eclipse Packet Node microwave transmission platform. The new switching capabilities, which are designed for mobile backhaul applications, will be delivered on a new Gigabit Ethernet switching card --- planned for introduction later this year --- and will be offered alongside existing Eclipse Ethernet cards. In addition to synchronization over packet, the new card features advances in capacity, QoS, traffic management and Ethernet services, and supports new Ethernet protection options for high availability service assurance.

Aviat Networks recently demonstrated its enhanced platform at EANTC's annual Carrier Ethernet interoperability test event and was part of a multivendor Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) test conducted over a combined microwave-wireline network with several vendors including Cisco, Symmetricom, Calnex and MRV.