RAD's RIC-155GE delivers Gigabit Ethernet over STM-1/OC-3 lines

Oct. 26, 2004
October 28, 2004 Aldermaston, UK -- At Telecom Israel, to be held in Tel Aviv in November, RAD Data Communications will be featuring its new RIC-155GE converter, which enables the efficient and cost-effective connection of Gigabit Ethernet traffic over STM-1/OC-3 lines, say company representatives.

October 28, 2004 Aldermaston, UK -- At Telecom Israel, to be held in Tel Aviv in November, RAD Data Communications will be featuring its new RIC-155GE converter, which enables the efficient and cost-effective connection of Gigabit Ethernet traffic over STM-1/OC-3 lines, say company representatives.

The past few years have seen a significant increase in the volume of data traffic over wide area networks (WANs) and metro area networks (MANs). Ethernet has become the technology of choice for data transport because of its widespread use in local area networks (LANs), scalability, simplicity, and cost.

"Although there has been some deployment of next-generation networks, there is still an enormous installed base of legacy infrastructure," explains Ramon Horkany, RIC-155GE product manager at RAD Data Communications. "The RIC-155GE is the simplest and most economical way to transport Gigabit Ethernet protocol over STM/OC-3C infrastructure, which was engineered primarily to handle voice traffic."

The RIC-155GE supports a range of applications by mapping 1,000 Mbits/sec of Ethernet traffic over an STM-1/OC3-C VC4 container, utilizing a full STM-1/OC-3 payload. The RAD Data Communications device enables enterprises to save thousands of dollars by eliminating the need for enterprise networks to deploy expensive router interfaces or ATM devices.

Plug-and-play installation and ease of use facilitates fast deployment, minimal training, and low maintenance costs. SNMP central management monitors the service. The ConfiguRAD Web-based application simplifies product configuration.

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