RAD'S EtherAccess products certified MEF compliant

NOVEMBER 13, 2007 -- Independent testing authority Iometrix has certified RAD Data Communications' EtherAccess equipment as fully compliant with the Metro Ethernet Forum's MEF-9 and MEF-14 Ethernet service standards.

NOVEMBER 13, 2007 -- RAD Data Communications (search for RAD Data Communications) today announced that its EtherAccess equipment has been certified by independent testing authority Iometrix as fully compliant with the Metro Ethernet Forum's (search for Metro Ethernet Forum) MEF-9 and MEF-14 Ethernet service standards.

"Access networks are characterized by multiple technologies and physical media, and that underscores the importance of requiring a uniform Ethernet delivery solution," explains Ron Agam, senior product line manager at RAD Data Communications. "With the granting of MEF-9 and MEF-14 certification to RAD's Ethernet access solutions, carriers can rest assured that they will be able to deliver uniform Ethernet services across their infrastructure, be it DSL, PDH, SDH/SONET, or fiber." 

The RAD products certified by Iometrix as compliant with MEF standards are the ETX family of Ethernet network termination units (E-NTUs); the RICi series of Ethernet-over-E1/T1 and Gigabit Ethernet-over-STM-1/OC-3c NTUs; Egate channelized Ethernet gateways; IPmux TDM pseudowire gateways; and the company's Link Access Ethernet first mile (EFM) DSL access devices.

MEF-9 certification confirms Ethernet service conformity at the user network interface (UNI), where the subscriber's and service provider's responsibilities meet. MEF-14 certification complements MEF-9 by verifying standards-based Carrier Ethernet service quality.

"We are very pleased to certify that RAD's EtherAccess product line meets MEF-9 and MEF-14 standards," reports Bob Mandeville, president of Iometrix. "Together, these standards are designed to accelerate the worldwide adoption of Carrier Ethernet services and represent a major step forward into turning Ethernet into a true carrier-class technology."

According to RAD, its EtherAccess family delivers Ethernet and emulated services over any infrastructure. EtherAccess is designed to provide carriers and their customers with a cost-effective, standards-based system for delivering a uniform user experience with verifiable Service Level Agreements (SLAs).Â

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