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Fully Integrated Solution Seamlessly Transports Teleprotection over TDM & Packet Networks
(16th May, 2013)Power companies seeking cost-effective solutions for transmitting Teleprotection data across their communications networks now have a wider range of options to choose from.
RAD, the veteran manufacturer of service assured networking solutions for utilities, has introduced to the market a unique, future-proof solution that integrates a Distance Teleprotection module into the company’s popular hybrid Megaplex multiservice multiplexer, which supports both TDM and packet-based uplinks.
“Megaplex is the only Teleprotection solution in the market that seamlessly transports distance commands over both legacy and packet infrastructure,” notes Mati Epstein, Line of Business Head for Utilities and Transportation at RAD. “Therefore, it is guaranteed to be a wise investment in the years ahead as power companies complete their migration to PSNs.”
“By incorporating the Distance Teleprotection module inside of the Megaplex, RAD is also able to lower costs and network complexity by completely eliminating the need for traditional, separate standalone devices and reducing the number of cables that have to be installed,” Epstein explains.
Supports Both Distance and Differential Teleprotection
Another major advantage of choosing the Megaplex is that it also supports Differential Teleprotection (including C37.94) in the same box. The Megaplex itself is a fully redundant platform, complies with IEEE 1613 and has a wide range of Ethernet, voice and data interfaces that support the full range of substation communications requirements.
“No less important for power companies is that RAD’s Megaplex has an established track record of success, having been deployed by leading utilities on six continents to transmit Ethernet, legacy data and voice,” concludes Epstein. “It is a veteran solution on which power companies can safely rely to meet all their mission-critical requirements.”
RAD’s utility customers include Eskom, Terna, Enel, National Grid USA, Hydro Quebec, Endesa, IEC, Kepco, Meralco, E-on, Elia, Nampower, AES, Powercor, and Novosibirsk Energo.
RAD Data Communications provides Service Assured Access solutions that reduce operational complexity and improve service profitability for retail, wholesale and mobile service providers, as well as evolutional migration solutions for service providers and power and transportation utilities, facilitating a smooth, secure and cost-effective transition to packet-based networks. RAD’s multi-faceted in-house technology embraces OAM and performance management; service assurance; traffic management; fault management; synchronization and timing over packet; TDM pseudowire; ASIC and FPGA development; hardware miniaturization; and SFP form-factor solutions. The company's installed base exceeds 12,000,000 units and encompasses more than 150 service providers around the world, as well as scores of power utilities, transportation systems and government institutions. RAD is active in industry standardization bodies such as the IETF, Broadband Forum, ITU, and MEF.
RAD is a member of the $1.2 billion RAD Group of companies, a world leader in networking and internetworking product solutions.