RAD Demos at CEWC

MADRID, Spain -- RAD Data Communications was one of 16 telecommunications equipment manufacturers to participate in a live, multi-vendor interoperability event organized by the European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC) at the Carrier Ethernet World Congress 2006 (CEWC), which was held in Madrid in September.

As part of the event, RAD’s ETX-202 Ethernet network termination unit (E-NTU) was one of four CPEs (Customer Premises Equipment) in the world’s first public multivendor IEEE 802.3ah test for OAM (Operations, Administration and Maintenance) Ethernet capabilities in the First Mile. In addition, RAD’s RICi-8E1 NTU was evaluated, together with products from other participating vendors, for Ethernet-based V-LAN connectivity messages as defined in the IEEE’s emerging 802.1ag standard.

In its final report, EANTC specifically noted that it was “impressed with the level and commitment to the success of the 802.1ag-based related tests.” RAD’s RICi-8E successfully demonstrated 802.1ag-based performance parameters for delay, delay variations and frame loss.

"End-to-end monitoring is the key for service providers that are looking to sell SLA-based Carrier Ethernet services," stated Amir Karo, Associate Vice President for Product Management and Business Development at RAD Data Communications. "In order to be able to provide such services, an Ethernet-NTU device must be installed at the customer’s premises to implement all the latest standards and drafts dealing with Ethernet traffic engineering and monitoring," he explained. "RAD leads the market in pioneering Ethernet-NTUs by leveraging its expertise with TDM and ATM NTUs," he continued.

RAD Data Communications Ltd.

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