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RAD Acquires OAM Patents for Smart SFP Devices

Upgrade Existing Network Elements with Fault and Performance Management
Apr 14, 2016

RAD, the industry pioneer of network hardware miniaturization, has announced that it has acquired two issued U.S. patents and one pending U.S. application relating to operations, administration and management (OAM) functionality in small form factor pluggable (SFP) devices.

The two patents, US 8,982,726 and 9,025,490, cover connectivity check and loopback functionality inside an SFP optical module. These capabilities enable network demarcation and service level agreement (SLA) enforcement by upgrading existing network elements with fault and performance management functionalities.

RAD’s MiNID® line of miniaturized Carrier Ethernet and IP network demarcation devices (NIDs) is a significant pillar of its Service Assured Access (SAA) solutions portfolio. The MiNID platform is available as an SFP sleeve or in a standalone unit. MiNID delivers software-defined functionalities for enhanced demarcation, remote monitoring, fault isolation and other advanced networking tools by providing instant upgrade for legacy switches and routers. This enables service providers, mobile operators and wholesale carriers to introduce new services quickly and with better quality of experience (QoE) while increasing operational efficiency and lowering costs.

About RAD

As a global telecom access solutions vendor, RAD is committed to enabling service providers and network operators to evolve any service over any network. By keeping at the forefront of pioneering technologies and engaging in co-innovation with our customers, we strive to help service providers move up the value chain at a pace that is right for them, while offering their end-customers and network operators added value – be it in network edge virtualization and vCPE, industrial IoT, or 5G xHaul. All these are available through our Service Assured Access solutions, which are designed to deliver complete visibility for greater operational efficiency.

With over 39 years of innovation, a significant worldwide presence in over 150 countries and an installed base of more than 16 million network elements, RAD has a proven track record of delivering value and addressing our customers’ needs. RAD is a member of the $1.5 billion RAD Group of companies, a world leader in telecommunications solutions.

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