Salira's EPON attains MEF certification

APRIL 25, 2008 -- According to Salira Systems, it is the first EPON vendor to attain MEF-9 and MEF-14 certification status for Carrier Ethernet services.

APRIL 25, 2008 -- Salira Systems Inc. (search for Salira Systems), provider of standards-compliant Gigabit-level EPON systems, claims to be the first EPON vendor to attain MEF-9 and MEF-14 certification status for its Carrier Ethernet services.

MEF-14 certification is the first global program to test for quality-of-service (QoS) conformance, which is critical for delivering stringent service level agreements (SLAs) to enterprise customers. This certification is sanctioned by the Metro Ethernet Forum (search for MEF), an international industry consortium dedicated to world-wide adoption of Carrier Ethernet networks and services.

Salira says the rigorous certification testing was conducted by Iometrix Test Laboratory.
"Our service provider customers made it clear that MEF certification for Carrier Ethernet was important to them," reportsJeff Stribling, vice president of marketing and customer service for Salira. "The processing power and intelligence that we've built into our system architecture enabled us to quickly certify value-added Carrier Ethernet services such as E-Line and E-LAN that are critical to enterprise end-users."

Salira's products are based on the IEEE 802.3ah protocols for EPON (search for EPON). The company says its standards-compliant EPON platform is ideally-suited for the high-speed transmission of voice and data--the most critical applications for business customers. Salira is also working with service providers worldwide to deliver IPTV, high-speed Internet access, and VOIP to consumers, all while driving cost out of the network.

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