JDSU PacketPortal CONNECT to spur application expansion

JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) has unveiled PacketPortal CONNECT, a global partner program aimed at channel partners, system integrators, and application developers who could create new applications for JDSU’s PacketPortal network monitoring and management system.

JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) has unveiled PacketPortal CONNECT, a global partner program aimed at channel partners, system integrators, and application developers who could create new applications for JDSU’s PacketPortal network monitoring and management system.

Introduced this past February, the cloud-based PacketPortal uses sensors in network edge devices to collect data and send it to a centralized data base, where applications can mine the data for a variety of purposes (see “JDSU offers PacketPortal cloud-based monitoring and troubleshooting”). The sensor, housed, in devices such as optical transceivers, can be placed in a variety of edge devices, such as mobile base stations, switches and routers, and remote enterprise equipment.

While JDSU announced several applications when it first introduced PacketPortal, the company envisioned users and third parties would create applications as well (see, for example, "DAX, NetSocket to supply JDSU PacketPortal applications"). PacketPortal CONNECT seeks to accelerate this process by creating an online ecosystem of developers, domain and solution expertise, and ongoing sales and marketing support.

By way of example, JDSU also announced that Empirix as a member of the PacketPortal CONNECT program. JDSU says that Empirix will be able to use data collected via PacketPortal to improve the performance of the Empirix fixed line service assurance offering through the provision of additional intelligence.

"We are pleased to further our relationship with JDSU by becoming a new member of the PacketPortal application developer community," said John D'Anna, president and CEO of Empirix. "Our two companies have a long history of collaborating to bring innovative solutions to market. Now, we are excited by the opportunities created by enhancing the breadth and depth of these solutions with PacketPortal."

"Partnering with market leading application partners and system integrators has already enabled JDSU to quickly deliver unique solutions to Tier 1 service providers," said Doug Fantuzzi, vice president in JDSU's Communications Test and Measurement business segment. "The PacketPortal CONNECT program will further enhance our ability to integrate with the growing list of partners vying to leverage PacketPortal's unique access to edge data to quickly solve carrier problems."

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