RAD Data Communications will exhibit its feature-rich
Carrier Ethernet NTU for MEF-certified SLA-enabled Ethernet services at
The ETX-203A is based on the company’s own EtherAccess
Carrier Ethernet ASIC, which enabled setting the product’s price at $400 for
high-volume orders. The ETX-203A supports a licensing based, pay-as-you-grow
model. This means service providers can minimize CapEx during initial
deployment and upgrade key service parameters as their customers’ requirements
We are able to slash the investment carriers must make
to launch new profitable Layer 2 VPNs with a very powerful Carrier Ethernet
service delivery demarcation device by having developed in-house our own
feature-rich EtherAccess Carrier Ethernet ASIC,” said Amir Karo, VP –
marketing, RAD Data Communications.
“The ETX-203A dramatically lowers the CapEx barrier
to mass deployment of differentiated MEF-certified EPL and EVPL services for
many operators that had considered offering premium business Ethernet services
with SLAs but had balked because of the relatively higher cost of deploying
intelligent CPEs,” Karo added.
This type of Carrier Ethernet demarcation
device has the potential to be a game changer in the competitive business
services market segment. The cost point looks to be about half of what we’ve
seen in the best high volume EAD contracts. It has a full feature set, too, so
we believe service providers will want to take a look,” said Michael Howard of
The ETX-203A intelligent demarcation device supports
MEF-9 and MEF-14 certified services for EPL and EVPL. It enables service providers
to sell excess bandwidth and increase the top line while decreasing OpEx by
using its 15 tools for OpEx reduction and SLA management.
RAD’s EtherAccess Carrier Ethernet ASIC has powerful
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.
By Telecomlead.com Team