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Service Assured Networking for Railway Operators
Railway companies are increasingly expressing their interest in integrated turnkey core and remote station connectivity solutions with a single network management system (NMS). They employ these solutions to interconnect their operational and IT traffic into their networks and backhaul the data carried from remote locations along hundreds of kilometers of track.
RAD’s Service Assured Networking (SAN) solution is ideal for such applications. Comprised of a full hardware integrated network, SAN also includes RAD’s carrier-grade Ethernet core, multiservice over fiber capability, third-party microwave links, and a single management system that enables the customer to administer and monitor the entire network.
RAD cooperates with third-party companies in order to provide complete solutions to its customers. As part of its turnkey solution for railways, RAD has integrated the provisioning and monitoring functionality of Ceragon’s IP-10 links and other solutions provided by additional microwave products into its RADview management system. This allows the railway operators to display trap messages from both the RAD and microwave vendor devices in the RADview event browser.
RAD’s SAN solution is based on the company’s Megaplex-4 Next Generation Multiservice Access Node, which is deployed at railway stations to transmit the operational and IT traffic to ETX-2 and ETX-5, 1/10 GbE carrier-grade Ethernet core switches. Third-party microwave links from Ceragon or other vendors extend the network to remote sites. All are managed by RAD’s RADView NMS, which simplifies operations while reducing CapEx.
RAD’s extensive international experience, technical expertise and inhouse engineering combine to facilitate non-disruptive migration to next generation networks.
Core and remote station connectivity over fiber and microwave using a single NMS
- Employs a single NMS
- Interoperable with Ceragon and other third-party microwave products
- Multiservice single-box solution for multiple applications
- Simplifies operations, reduces CapEx
- Extends networks to remote sites
- Reduces CapEx and OpEx, lowers power consumption, takes up less shelf space
The ETX-2 is MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0-certified for E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree, and E-Access services, as well as delivering TDM pseudowire over packet networks. Supporting high capacity service provisioning per EVC/EVC.CoS, flexible classification and H-QoS traffic management, it also performs accurate and scalable service testing and performance monitoring. The ETX-2 is supported by RADview management and enables a variety of protection mechanisms. It also offers NEBS-compliant and environmentally hardened enclosure options.
The ETX-5 delivers aggregated Ethernet and TDM pseudowire traffic from the access network to the PE (provider edge) over 10-GbE links. Part of RAD’s Service Assured solutions for service providers and critical infrastructure, the ETX-5 is ideal for first-level aggregation at the POP, E-NNI inter-carrier demarcation and as a pseudowire gateway for seamless migration to packet networks.
For an enhanced user experience, the ETX-5 is supported by the new RADview management and orchestration system, featuring an intuitive UI/UX to simplify configuration and enable zero-touch service provisioning end-to-end. The ETX-5 is Carrier Ethernet 2.0-certified and includes an extensive toolset to deliver and manage SLA-based services.
The Megaplex-4’s ability to handle a broad range of Ethernet, data and voice services, as well as a large variety of network technologies, in a single compact managed node, makes it an ideal solution for carriers and service providers. The device also provides a perfect fit for large enterprises, utilities and transportation companies who require an efficient way to transport and provision multiple legacy and next-generation services over their high capacity pipes. Megaplex-4 can be used as a central aggregation unit for TDM and Ethernet CPEs that are connected over various access link technologies, e.g., HSDSL and SDH/SONET.
The Megaplex-4 is available with a cable management solution to reduce storage space and handling, and eliminate cable waste.