RAD Adds 10 GbE NTU with Intelligent Demarcation/Aggregation to Carrier Ethernet Access Portfolio

RAD Data Communications has introduced a 10 GbE network termination unit for delivery of high capacity access such as Carrier Ethernet services. The NTU has unparalleled intelligent demarcation and aggregation capabilities.

RAD Data Communications has once again expanded its Ethernet access portfolio by launching a 10 GbE Network Termination Unit (NTU) that combines intelligent demarcation and aggregation capabilities to deliver SLA-based Carrier Ethernet services for enterprise and carrier-to-carrier applications.

"The ETX-220A answers a real need for high capacity access combined with service management and SLA assurance," explains Eyal Aloni, ETX Portfolio Manager at RAD Data Communications. "As a demarcation solution it can be used for managed service handoff at an enterprise headquarters handling a large volume of traffic, at carrier hotels or between provider networks. The same device can also be used as an aggregation solution at the concentration point, where a single unit can support numerous services and concurrent OAM sessions."

Conforming to emerging Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) CE 2.0 specifications, the ETX-220A NTU is optimized for bandwidth intensive Ethernet access services, with a system throughput of up to 40 Gbps. The carrier-grade ETX-220A is equipped with sophisticated traffic management and supports extensive hardware-based tools for managing the service life cycle seamlessly, even across third-party networks.

Built to transport multi-priority traffic while ensuring latency, jitter and packet delivery performance on a per-flow basis, the ETX-220A guarantees the highest possible service availability along with end-to-end performance management across packet backhaul, as required by providers of premium communications services, such as for business applications.

"The ETX-220A is an important element in RAD's complete Carrier Ethernet ecosystem, and is fully interoperable with the ETX-5300A Ethernet service aggregation platform, the ETX-205A Carrier Ethernet mobile demarcation device and the ETX-203AX and ETX-203AM Carrier Ethernet demarcation devices," notes Aloni. "RAD has the knowledge, experience and the support capabilities to assist enterprises, operators and service providers in building out their Ethernet access networks while lowering TCO."

About RAD
Founded in 1981, RAD Data Communications has achieved international recognition as a major manufacturer of high quality access and backhaul equipment for data communications and telecommunications applications. These solutions serve the data and voice access requirements of service providers, carriers, and enterprise networks, as well as utilities and transportation systems. The company's installed base exceeds 12,000,000 units and includes more than 150 carriers and operators around the world, including AT&T, China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom/Orange, Hutchison, KDDI, Telekom Austria, TeliaSonera, Telstra, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Vodafone. RAD is an active participant in industry organizations such as the IETF, Broadband Forum, ITU, and MEF. Its customers are supported by 31 offices and more than 300 channel partners in 165 countries. RAD is a member of the RAD Group of companies, a world leader in networking and internetworking product solutions. RAD Data Communications site: www.rad.com


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