In addition to RAD's Service Assured Access solutions, EXFO's Brix
Service Assurance solution for network provisioning, troubleshooting
and maintenance now supports RAD's new MiNID Miniature Carrier Ethernet
QUEBEC CITY, Feb. 21, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX:
EXF) and RAD Data Communications announced today that they have
enhanced the interoperability of their combined, end-to-end network
monitoring solution. In addition to RAD's ETX EtherAccess Ethernet
Demarcation device, EXFO's Brix Service Assurance solution for network
provisioning, troubleshooting and maintenance now supports RAD's new
MiNID Miniature Carrier Ethernet Demarcation SFP.
The unique benefit of this synergy is that it injects service assurance
into existing networks without requiring the replacement of any
This joint solution provides operators with a complete network
monitoring approach. It combines the highly scalable monitoring and
analysis power of EXFO's BrixWorx correlation and analysis engine and
Brix Verifier network appliances with RAD's ETX EtherAccess demarcation
devices located at the customer premises. EXFO's BrixWorx solution
supports interworking with RAD network demarcation devices and
applications, offering a deeper level of integration between the
devices and enabling greater visibility of the service and circuit
performance at the customer handoff or within the core.
The end result is a powerful monitoring and service assured solution,
providing greater visibility of the end-to-end network as well as
circuit performance. End-to-end network visibility ultimately leads to
fewer network outages. Proactive monitoring and fault management detect
degradations before they affect customers and enable service providers
to pinpoint problems quickly, minimizing or eliminating entirely
unnecessary and expensive technician truck rolls.
"The Brix solution allows operators to monitor their networks from end
to end and correlates all the relevant metrics in one integrated
system," said Claudio Mazzuca, Vice-President of EXFO's Service
Assurance Division. "In 2012, we developed the initial integration with
RAD NIDs into the Brix System. That integration allows operators to
leverage their embedded RAD devices with their existing or new Brix
System to streamline operations and reduce both their OPEX and CAPEX.
Today, we are adding RAD's new MiNID SFPs to our integrated solution,
further expanding the interoperability of the Brix System."
"With RAD's Service Assured Access solution, service providers can now
build an entire access network or enhance specific segments of their
network with MEF CE 2.0-certified functionality, lowering their total
cost of ownership while increasing revenues from SLA-based services,"
explained Amir Karo, RAD's Vice-President of Business Development and
Marketing. "The combined RAD-EXFO solution offers a superior platform
for service providers to reduce their operating expenses using a
comprehensive and integrated demarcation and monitoring system."
For more information, please visit either www.EXFO.com/assure or www.RAD.com.
Listed on the NASDAQ and TSX stock exchanges, EXFO is among the leading
providers of next-generation test and service assurance solutions for wireline and wireless network operators and equipment manufacturers
in the global telecommunications industry. The company offers
innovative solutions for the development, installation, management and
maintenance of converged, IP fixed and mobile networks—from the core to
the edge. Key technologies supported include 3G, 4G/LTE, IMS, Ethernet,
OTN, FTTx, VDSL2, ADSL2+ and various optical technologies accounting
for more than 35% of the portable fiber-optic test market. EXFO has a
staff of approximately 1700 people in 25 countries, supporting more
than 2000 customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.EXFO.com.
RAD Data Communications provides Service Assured Access solutions that
reduce operational complexity and improve service profitability for
retail, wholesale and mobile service providers, as well as evolutional
migration solutions for service providers and power and transportation
utilities, facilitating a smooth, secure and cost-effective transition
to packet-based networks. RAD's multi-faceted in-house technology
embraces OAM and performance management; service assurance; traffic
management; fault management; synchronization and timing over packet;
TDM pseudowire; ASIC and FPGA development; hardware miniaturization;
and SFP form-factor solutions. The company's installed base exceeds
12,000,000 units and encompasses more than 150 service providers around
the world, including Bharti Airtel, British Telecom, CenturyLink, China
Mobile, China Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, Embratel, France
Telecom/Orange, Hutchison, KDDI, KPN, SingTel, SoftBank, Sprint,
Telefónica, A1 Telekom Austria, TeliaSonera, Telstra, Telus, T-Mobile,
Verizon International, and Vodafone. RAD is active in industry
standardization bodies such as the IETF, Broadband Forum, ITU, and MEF.
RAD is a member of the $1.2 billion RAD Group of companies, a world
leader in networking and internetworking product solutions.
SOURCE: EXFO inc.
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