NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2012 /CNW/ - By introducing a finger-sized and
extraordinarily flexible Micro Network Interface Device, RAD Data Communications has changed the rules of the Ethernet service game.
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RAD's new MiNID is a fully functional and hugely intelligent SFP form-factor solution
that plugs into the SFP cage of any manufacturer's host unit. When an
SFP device is inserted into the patent-pending sleeve, it is
transformed into a Carrier Ethernet demarcation and SLA verification
device for remote service monitoring and fault isolation.
Its compact size makes the MiNID ideal for small cell backhaul
applications, virtual private networks and carrier-wholesale provider
"Service providers, wholesale carriers, and mobile operators can
maintain service demarcation and service validation right from the
MiNID since it is equipped with Ethernet demarcation and performance
monitoring," explains Amir Karo, RAD's Vice President of Marketing.
"The MiNID also lets them receive real time network and performance
reports with per-Class of Service SLA definition," he notes. "No other
manufacturer offers both capabilities in an SFP device."
"In addition, the MiNID works with any manufacturer's SFP," Karo adds.
"The same MiNID can be used with single or multi-mode fiber, and also
electrical SFPs -up to distances of 10/40/80 kilometers, depending on
the SFP," he continues. "Plus, the MiNID fits SFPs already installed in
existing equipment, a tremendous saving and benefit."
"The MiNID is built entirely from in-house RAD technology," Karo
concludes, "so we can add functionality more easily than manufacturers
who may rely on third-party off-the-shelf technology."
MiNID handles up to 1 Gbps of Ethernet traffic and features per-port and
per-flow monitoring capabilities, including Ethernet OAM and loopbacks.
Requiring no rack space or external power, it can be remotely managed
independently from its hosting device or integrated with it so that
they act together and appear as a single unit.
RAD Data Communications' access and backhaul solutions lower the total
cost of ownership for carriers, service providers, and mobile
operators, as well as for utilities, transportation and enterprise
network communications operations. The company's installed base exceeds
12,000,000 units and encompasses more than 150 carriers and operators
around the world.
RAD is a member of the $1.2 billion RAD Group of companies.
SOURCE: RAD Data Communications Ltd.
For further information:
Bob Eliaz, RAD Data Communications