ANDA Networks launches EtherReach 1000 Series
MAY 3, 2007 -- The EtherReach 1000 series is a family of fixed Ethernet intelligent access and demarcation products sharing a common software and hardware architecture to terminate Ethernet over fiber with a mix of different 10/100, 100 FX, and Gigabit Ethernet interface options.
MAY 3, 2007 -- ANDA Networks (search for ANDA Networks) today announced the launch of the EtherReach 1000, its new portfolio of Intelligent Ethernetâ��over-fiber network terminating equipment (NTE), which the company claims addresses carrier requests for easy-to-deploy and cost-effective managed Ethernet access devices.Â
The new EtherReach 1000 portfolio complements ANDA's EtherEdge 4000 Ethernet aggregation and EtherReach 2000 Ethernet-over-copper products, enabling carriers to offer a near ubiquitous Ethernet service offering over fiber and copper infrastructure.
The EtherReach 1000 series is part of ANDA Networks' family of EtherTone carrier-class Metro Ethernet access, aggregation, and transport platforms.Â All EtherTone platforms are MEF 9 (UNI) & MEF 14 (QOS) certified.Â EtherTone includes both the EtherEdge 4000 aggregation platforms and EtherReach 2000 series Ethernet-over-SONET/SDH/PDH based products.Â By adding the EtherReach 1000 fiber-based NTE products, ANDA says it brings a complete portfolio of access platforms with carrier-class quality of service (QoS) and universal interface capabilities.Â
Additionally, ANDA extends it support for multiple types of Ethernet deployments by adding support for the new Provider Backbone Transport (PBT/PBB-TE) proposed standard as well as traditional Q-in-Q and MPLS deployment options.
"The demand for scaleable Ethernet transport is high," notes Charles Kenmore, president and CEO of ANDA Networks.Â "We are offering carriers flexible options to meet the requirements of all next-generation Ethernet service architectures, regardless of protocol. The new EtherReach 1000 series enables continued acceleration of Ethernet service deployments now over fiber, leveraging not only our flexible feature rich hardware and software platforms, but also our extensive field deployment experience of well over 8,000 systems installed worldwide," he adds.
The EtherReach 1000 series is a family of fixed Ethernet intelligent access and demarcation products sharing a common software and hardware architecture to terminate Ethernet over fiber with a mix of different 10/100, 100 FX, and Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) interface options.
In partnership with Iometrix Systems, ANDA's EtherReach 1000 will help further carriers' operations, administration, and maintenance (OAM) capabilities by supporting Iometrix's new Cnode software agent technology, which enables carriers to assess their Ethernet network's end-to-end performance for Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
"We've been involved with many of the carriers during MEF service certification, and one of their common complaints is a lack of solid OAM and performance management capabilities from their equipment providers," explains Bob Mandeville, founder and CEO of Iometrix.Â "We've developed a software agent that allows carriers to actively assess Carrier Ethernet service level criteria. [The Cnode software is] based on MEF-defined criteria for delay, delay variation, and frame loss ratio that offer standards-based monitoring of important (SLA) characteristics of the network," he says.
According to ANDA representatives, the EtherReach 1000 delivers higher reliability, hardware-based wire-speed packet processing and switching for throughput up to 1000 Mbits/sec.Â The product line supports and leverages the new Ethernet OAM management specifications (802.1ag/Y.1731 compliant) and other rich software features supporting Q-in-Q (802.1ad), Mac-in-Mac (802.1ah), and the new proposed PBT (PBB-TE) 802.1ay standards for Ethernet service deployment architectures.
EtherReach 1000 also supports extensive VLAN and OAM functionality to enable tiered service offerings from 64 Kbits/sec up to 1Gbit/sec for granular carrier service offerings, says the company.Â The series features multiple encapsulation methods, policing, port/VLAN mirroring, and new QoS features for performance management from Iometrix Systems.Â
The new EtherReach 1000 series will be generally available in June 2007.Â
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