Sunday, September 12, 2010

RAD Unveils Carrier Ethernet NTU

RAD Data Communications unveiled a Carrier Ethernet NTU for MEF-certified SLA-enabled Ethernet services. The ETX-203A is based on the company's newly developed EtherAccess Carrier Ethernet ASIC, which the company said enables it to achieve a $400 price point for high-volume orders.

The ETX-203A intelligent demarcation device supports MEF-9 and MEF-14 certified services for EPL and EVPL. RAD's EtherAccess Carrier Ethernet ASIC has hierarchical traffic shaping and policing tools per EVC.cos, a complete standards-based hardware-embedded Ethernet OAM suite for wire speed and highly accurate end-to-end performance monitoring capabilities. Other functionality includes a RFC-2544 test generation engine for efficient throughput measurement, always-on Layer 1, 2 and 3 diagnostic loopbacks to ensure rapid service troubleshooting as well as uplink resiliency and EVC path protection per ITU-T G.8031.

In addition, with the ETX-203A, RAD is offering a licensing based, pay-as-you-grow model, which helps carriers minimize CapEx during initial deployment and upgrade key service parameters as their customers' requirements change.


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