Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Fujitsu Simplifies Ethernet Service Management

Fujitsu announced a new release of its NETSMART 1500 software featuring Ethernet Service Provisioning, Traffic Engineering and Service Assurance capabilities to help network operators deploy popular MEF E-Line and new E-Access services.

The new NETSMART 1500 software offers GUI (Graphical User Interface)-driven tools using standardized MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum) terminology.  The interface enables point-and-click route selection of Connection Oriented Ethernet (COE) paths.

Fujitsu said its updated software uniformly manages all layers of a packet optical network integrating SONET, SDH, ROADM and Connection Oriented Ethernet (COE) into a single network management application, allowing service providers to most efficiently manage their network resources from the photonics layer to the packet layer. The NETSMART 1500 software will implement the associated profiles for user defined bandwidth and CoS/QoS across all FLASHWAVE packet optical networking platforms, automatically accounting for the different functionality and release levels of those various elements.