Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Transmode Intros iAccess Carrier Ethernet NID

Transmode introduced an "iAccess" solution for delivering business Ethernet and mobile backhaul services.

Transmode's iAccess solution combines a new compact low cost Network Interface Device (NID) with the company's iWDM-PON and Enlighten multi-layer management suite to provide a low cost, simple to install/configure/manage and highly scalable solution. The solution uses a "remote port" architecture which makes all NIDs into extensions of the Ethernet Muxponder that they are connected to. With the remote port architecture the NID automatically takes device and service configuration from the network when it is connected. This removes the need for a separate IP address for each NID, saving these valuable and sometimes scarce resources.

Transmode said its new solution is ideally suited to Ethernet based services that need to scale to large volumes or where simplicity is key.

Sten Nordell, Transmode's Chief Technology Officer, said  "The new iAccess solution is a great step forward in terms of simplifying and scaling Ethernet access networks while also enabling network operators to hit the right price points for these high volume services. We have created a real plug-and-play solution where the WDM-PON enabled NID is simply connected to the access fiber, powered up and then services are automatically created. This enables operators to quickly roll out new services with the right level of carrier class functionality such as MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 services."