RAD Shortlisted for “Best Telecoms Product” Innovation Award at Celebration of Ethernet’s 40th Birthday

Posted on May 20, 2013

by RAD

MiNID Ethernet Demarcation SFP Sleeve a Finalist; Winner to be Announced May 22nd

(20th May, 2013) The recently introduced MiNID Ethernet Demarcation SFP Sleeve, part of RAD’s Service Assured Access (SAA) solution, has been named a finalist for NetEvents Innovation Awards 2013 in the Telecoms Product category.

The award winners will be selected by an independent judging panel of highly respected IT industry experts along with leading technology journalists and analysts from around the globe. They will announce their decisions at a May 22nd charity gala celebrating “Ethernet’s 40th Birthday” at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, in conjunction with the Ethernet Innovation Summit.

Makes Carrier Ethernet Available to Everyone, Everywhere

A huge game changer for service providers, wholesale carriers and mobile operators looking to upgrade their networks to deliver reliable bandwidth with end-to-end SLA assurance guarantees, the MiNID’s innovative SFP sleeve design helps break through the barriers of cost and complexity. It is a true plug and play solution that replaces standalone demarcation devices and both user-facing and network facing SFPs, while virtually eliminating power, space and cabling expenses. Because the MiNID is a SFP sleeve and not the actual SFP itself, certification issues (with multiple SFPs) are non-existent, and it’s fully compatible with third party SFPs, switches, routers, small cells, DSLAMs, etc.

About RAD

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.

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