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New RAD Platform Targets Ethernet Traffic

by david.nunes

RAD Offers One-Stop Shop for Carrier Ethernet Access

Full NTU Platform Ranges from 1 Mbps to 10 Gbps with Carrier Class

High Capacity Access Aggregation for Ethernet, TDM Legacy Services


MAHWAH, New Jersey, September 21, 2011 – RAD Data Communications today announced that it has enhanced its widely deployed EtherAccess® product portfolio with a flexible, high-capacity Ethernet and legacy TDM service aggregation platform, suitable for wholesale, mobile, business, and cloud services.


The new resilient solutions ensure high-density aggregation and are purpose-built to deliver powerful traffic management, performance monitoring, timing synchronization, and demarcation for Carrier Ethernet connectivity. Supporting carrier-to-carrier interfaces, the solution scales to thousands of multi-class service flows in the access, backhaul/middle mile, or edge segments of carrier networks. 


The enhanced platform consists of the following devices:

·       High-Capacity Pre-Aggregator supporting thousands of multi-class service flows and TDM circuits

·       10 GbE NTU

·       Modular all-in-one Carrier Ethernet Demarcation Device

Immediately available for testing, the new products are scheduled for wider release within the next few months, and join RAD’s successful line of Carrier Ethernet demarcation devices, tens of thousands of which have been deployed by leading carriers and service providers around the world.


“No two networks are built alike, but all operators want to simplify their production and operations – and keep costs to a minimum,” says Amir Karo, Vice President of Marketing at RAD Data Communications. “We have addressed CapEx reduction by introducing our own Ethernet ASIC, enabling us to offer cost-optimized NTUs to meet price points for mass deployment.”


Karo adds, “We also minimize OpEx with our comprehensive service life cycle management toolbox, which includes service turn-up testing, on-going monitoring and fault management, as well as recovery. RAD’s end-to-edge platform eases service definition.”


RAD’s expansion of its solution platform is the culmination of four generations of intensive in-house Carrier Ethernet product development, incorporating advanced technologies and the latest industry standards, while reflecting ongoing dialog with service providers as to what they require to smooth their network operations, improve efficiency and keep expenses as low as possible.


About RAD

Founded in 1981, RAD Data Communications has achieved international recognition as a major manufacturer of high quality access and backhaul equipment for data communications and telecommunications applications. These solutions serve the data and voice access requirements of service providers, carriers, and enterprise networks, as well as utilities and transportation systems. The company’s installed base exceeds 11,000,000 units and includes more than 150 carriers and operators around the world, including AT&T, China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom/Orange, Hutchison, KDDI, Telekom Austria, TeliaSonera, Telstra, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Vodafone. RAD is an active participant in industry organizations such as the IETF, Broadband Forum, ITU, and MEF. Its customers are supported by 33 offices and more than 300 channel partners in 165 countries. RAD’s environmental management system is ISO 14001 certified. Its operations facilities and processes comply with the industry’s most stringent standards and are completely non-polluting. RAD is a member of the RAD Group of companies, a world leader in networking and internetworking product solutions.RAD Data Communications site: http://www.rad.com     Twitter: http://twitter.com/RADdatacomms


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