Accedian Unveils MetroNID

Accedian Networks introduces new line of metro Ethernet demarcation units

April 15, 2008

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MONTREAL -- Accedian Networks ™, a leading provider of Packet Performance AssuranceTM solutions for telecom, cable and wireless operators, introduced today the MetroNID ™ series of intelligent demarcation units, designed to monitor Ethernet and IP-based services within metro access and wireless backhaul networks. The MetroNID product line complements the company’s popular EtherNID ™ series of demarcation units, widely deployed by service providers at customer premises and cell sites to enable and assure end-to-end Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for packet-based services.

Accedian Networks’ packet assurance demarcation units feature a proprietary, silicon-based design that permits advanced performance testing and service creation capabilities in a compact, cost-efficient, yet carrier-grade footprint. The new MetroNID series offers enhanced packet processing and statistics collection capabilities that will now enable service providers to segment, bridge and assure multi-technology, multi-provider networks and establish standards-based operations, administration and maintenance (OAM) visibility at mobile hubs, aggregation nodes and inter-carrier hand-off points.

MetroNID units feature the new, fully-automated RFC-2544 Test Suite designed for in-service SLA performance verification. Using a patent-pending algorithm, in-service RFC-2544 testing allows service providers to measure and report the throughput, delay, frame loss, and back-to-back performance of a live Ethernet service without affecting customer traffic. MetroNID units are also capable of advanced service monitoring and policing, continuously collecting usage statistics and providing bandwidth regulation for up to 60 unique service flows simultaneously. Service providers can access statistics remotely from their fault management and operational support systems for troubleshooting, trending, service op timization, billing and reporting.

“Accedian Networks’ ESAP ™ Ethernet Service Assurance Platform is well known for providing end-to-end service creation and assurance capabilities in point-to-point and multipoint networks.” said Patrick Ostiguy, founding President & CEO of Accedian Networks, “Our new MetroNID demarcation units are optimized to handle the large number of flows and services traversing metro and access networks, allowing service providers’ to more fully map out the health of their networks and provide carrier-grade, packet-based services within efficient operations and capital budgets.”


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