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August 30, 2012

RAD Shows Complete Communications Solution for Automation and Protection in Substations and Secure Smart Grid Communications Gateway at World Smart Grid Conference India

New Delhi, India, August 30, 2012 – At the 2nd World Smart Grid Conference India, which will be held September 12-14 in New Delhi, RAD Data Communications will be exhibiting its complete portfolio of carrier-grade telecommunications access solutions for substations, telecontrol and protection and secure grid automation.

“Almost every power utility around the globe is either planning or has already begun the transformation of its T&D grid into an intelligent, packet-based network. India is no exception,” notes Jayant Deo, President of RAD India. “The massive power outages this summer only heighten the urgency to improve the utilities communications infrastructure to help avoid cascading blackouts such as occurred throughout the country,” he continues. “RAD has the product portfolio and expertise to lead India’s utility sector forward into the Smart Grid era by providing seamless migration to next-generation power utility communications networks.”

The technologies that RAD will be highlighting at the event include:

  • Teleprotection over TDM/PSN
  • SCADA and IEC 61850 Connectivit
  • SCADA Protocol Conversion
  • Clocking and Synchronization Solutions
  • TDM over Ethernet/IP/MPLS

RAD will also make a presentation at the event conference. Mati Epstein, RAD’s Director of Strategic Sales Development, will discuss Smart Grid Communications and Security in a Migration Phase.

Allows Utilities to Choose a Migration Path that Best Suits their Needs
RAD’s multi-functional, hybrid design allows utilities to choose the migration path that best suits their needs. By combining carrier-grade Ethernet capabilities with extensive support for legacy services and interfaces, RAD’s future-proof system easily integrates intelligent electronic devices and Smart Grid services and equipment over existing TDM infrastructure.

But in addition, by incorporating pseudowire emulation technology, they also provide service continuity for legacy applications and equipment even after core networks are replaced by packet-switched Ethernet/IP/MPLS alternatives. Protection and other vital traffic can be maintained over the legacy network for the duration of the transition period with a roll back option, thus allowing a phased transition without increasing capital (CapEx) or operating expenses (OpEx).

Firewall, Cyber Security and Authentication Protocols
With precise clocking and synchronization, RAD’s solutions are ideal for transmitting telemetry, SCADA, IEC 61850, teleprotection, and low-latency Ethernet services between sites using real-time messaging. They ensure QoS using multi-priority traffic management, end-to-end OAM (Operations, Administration and Management) and diagnostics, and performance monitoring while providing multi-level redundancy options that guarantee “Five Nines” resiliency. Moreover, cohabitation of multi-standard timing over packet synchronization, including 1588 grandmaster functionality, in a single device lower CapEx even more. Finally, critical infrastructure and IP-based SCADA systems are protected from malicious cyber attacks with a firewall, cyber security and a comprehensive range of authentication protocols.

RAD’s featured solutions at the 2nd World Smart Grid Conference India include the popular Megaplex-4100 Multiservice Access Node, the new Megaplex-4104 Next Generation Multiservice Access Node, RADiFlow Service-Aware Industrial Ethernet Switches, and the Airmux-5000 Broadband Wireless Radio.

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:


Dana Kaplan
Content Manager and Marketing Editor

RAD Data Communications
24 Raoul Wallenberg St.
Tel Aviv 69719, Israel
Tel: 972-3-645-8174
Fax: +972-3-6498250