RAD to launch fully functional SFP form-factor Ethernet Network Interface Device

Telecom Lead America: RAD Data Communications will launch a fully functional SFP form-factor Ethernet Network Interface Device (NID).

Being launched at Ethernet Expo Americas – November 6-8 in New York – RAD’s Micro Network Interface Device (MiNID) plugs into the SFP cage of manufacturer’s hosting device, transforming it into a Carrier Ethernet demarcation and SLA verification device for remote service monitoring and fault isolation.

This capability allows service providers, wholesale carriers and mobile operators to receive real time network and performance reports with per-CoS SLA definition.

“Carrier Ethernet should be profitable, not painful. In tandem with RAD’s full performance monitoring suite of solutions, deployment of the MiNID turns Carrier Ethernet into a more profitable service, eliminating many of the operational pain points that service providers currently experience,” said Amir Karo, vice president of Marketing at RAD Data Communications.

“The ability to seamlessly integrate RAD’s MiNID SFP into a hosting device offers huge savings for carriers and operators who would otherwise have to rely on multi-box deployments,” said Yacov Cazes, RAD Director of Business Development.

“This new product is suitable for base stations, especially small cells where size and power are issues, as well as switches or routers that are not equipped for Carrier Ethernet in order to furnish them with Carrier Ethernet capabilities. The MiNID can also be inserted into a wholesale provider device to add end-to-end service monitoring and control,” Cazes added.

RAD’s MiNID can handle up to 1Gbps of Ethernet traffic and features per-port and per-flow monitoring capabilities, including Ethernet OAM and loopbacks. It can be remotely managed with low-touch configuration independently from its hosting device.

Besides offering Opex benefits, the MiNID does not take up any rack space and there is no installation. This simplifies inventory control and reduces operational complexity.

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