From the Wires
RAD's Ethernet Demarcation SFP is Groundbreaking Advancement
By: PR Newswire
Nov. 9, 2012 04:01 AM
NEW YORK, November 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
By introducing a finger-sized and extraordinarily flexible Micro Network Interface Device, RAD Data Communications has changed the rules of the Ethernet service game.
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 network termination.
"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.
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