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November 13, 2007

RAD's EtherAccess Products Certified Compliant with Metro Ethernet Forum Standards


RAD Data Communications' EtherAccess® solutions have been certified by Iometrix, the networking industry's preeminent testing authority, as fully compliant with the Metro Ethernet Forum’s MEF-9 and MEF-14 Ethernet service standards.

"Access networks are characterized by multiple technologies and physical media, and that underscores the importance of requiring a uniform Ethernet delivery solution," explains Ron Agam, Senior Product Line Manager at RAD Data Communications. "With the granting of MEF-9 and MEF-14 certification to RAD's Ethernet access solutions, carriers can rest assured that they will be able to deliver uniform Ethernet services across their infrastructure, be it DSL, PDH, SDH/SONET, or fiber," he adds.

The RAD products certified by Iometrix as compliant with MEF standards are the ETX family of Ethernet network termination units (E-NTUs), the RICi series of Ethernet-over-E1/T1 and Gigabit Ethernet-over-STM-1/OC-3c NTUs, Egate channelized Ethernet gateways, IPmux TDM pseudowire gateways, and the company’s Link Access Ethernet first mile (EFM) DSL access devices.

MEF-9 certification confirms Ethernet service conformity at the user network interface (UNI), where the subscriber's and service provider’s responsibilities meet. MEF-14 certification complements MEF-9 by verifying standards-based Carrier Ethernet service quality.

"We are very pleased to certify that RAD's EtherAccess product line meets MEF-9 and MEF-14 standards," states Bob Mandeville, President of Iometrix. "Together, these standards are designed to accelerate the worldwide adoption of Carrier Ethernet services and represent a major step forward into turning Ethernet into a true carrier-class technology."

RAD's EtherAccess family of solutions delivers Ethernet and emulated services over any infrastructure. EtherAccess is designed to provide carriers and their customers with a cost-effective, standards-based system for delivering a uniform user experience with verifiable Service Level Agreements (SLAs).


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. RAD customers include operators and service providers such as Bharti Airtel, British Telecom, CenturyLink, China Mobile, China Telecom, Deutsche Telekom/T-Mobile, Embratel, France Telecom/Orange, Hutchison, KDDI, KPN, SoftBank, Telefónica, Telekom Austria, TeliaSonera, Telstra, Telus, Verizon, and Vodafone. RAD is active in industry standardization bodies such as the Broadband Forum, IETF, ITU, MEF, and NFV ISG.

RAD is a member of the $1.2 billion RAD Group of companies, a world leader in networking and internetworking product solutions.

Contact RAD Data Communications at: market@rad.com