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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

RAD is a global telecom access solutions and products vendor, enabling service providers and network operators to evolve any service over any network using disaggregated architecture (DA). By allowing mobile, business and wholesale service providers to decouple service evolution from network evolution, we assist them in migrating at a pace that is right for them. They can leverage existing resources and prolong the use of a large variety of their current legacy interfaces and equipment, as well as maintain network and service performance to guarantee user experience.  In addition to providing an economical migration path to network edge virtualization, our Service Assured Access solutions are designed to deliver complete visibility for greater operational efficiency, as well as timing synchronization for LTE/LTE-A and future 5G deployments.

Founded in 1981, RAD has an installed base of more than 16 million units, and works closely with Tier 1 operators and service providers around the globe. RAD is a member of the $1.46 billion RAD Group of companies, a world leader in communications solutions.

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