Traverse switch modules receive MEF 14 certification

NOVEMBER 28, 2007 -- Turin Networks Inc. says that the Next Generation Ethernet 10/100/1000-Mbit/sec switching and transport modules for its Traverse Multiservice Transport Switch have received MEF 14 certification for all three services the MEF defines.

NOVEMBER 28, 2007 -- Turin Networks Inc. says that the Next Generation Ethernet (NGE) 10/100/1000-Mbit/sec switching and transport modules for its Traverse Multiservice Transport Switch have received MEF 14 certification for all three services defined by the MEF: Ethernet Private Line (EPL), Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL), and Ethernet LAN (E-LAN). MEF 14 certification assures that Turin's NGE modules fully comply with the MEF's requirements for Ethernet quality of service (QoS) and service-level agreements (SLAs).

By ensuring conformance of Carrier Ethernet equipment to stringent QoS requirements, MEF 14 Ethernet services certification enables service providers to implement end-to-end QoS for the Ethernet services they deliver to support real-time, data-intensive business applications. The Traverse NGE modules and NGE+ modules with Carrier Ethernet Protection (CEP) technology were tested by the Iometrix test laboratory and have been certified to comply with the requirements established in the MEF 14 Abstract Test Suite for Traffic Management.

"MEF 14 certification of the Turin Traverse platform helps VSNL ensure that our Dedicated Global Ethernet service offering supports our customers' most important selection criteria," said John Hoffman, global Ethernet product manager, VSNL. "VSNL was the first global Ethernet service provider to be MEF 14 certified compliant, enabling us to provide global enterprises with Ethernet services that are not only highly flexible, but also support the robust measurability and manageability attributes jointly defined by the world's leading Ethernet service providers and infrastructure suppliers through the MEF."

The Traverse NGE 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet switching and transport modules provide integrated Layer 2 switching. This capability enables committed bandwidth with service oversubscription and service multiplexing for highly efficient transport bandwidth utilization, and eliminates the need for Ethernet switches or switched Ethernet overlay networks, Turin says.

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