EXFO and RAD Deliver End-to-End Monitoring with Unique Combined Solution
EXFO and RAD have announced a unique joint solution that allows for
integrated end-to-end and segment-to-segment monitoring of data
QUEBEC CITY, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX:
EXF) and RAD Data Communications announced today the availability of
their new integrated solution for end-to-end monitoring of data
networks. This solution will lower operators’ capital expenses (CAPEX)
by reducing network implementation time dramatically–from months to
weeks or even days. As well, the joint solution slashes operational
expenses by enabling faster and more detailed fault diagnoses and
reduced mean-time-to-repair (MTTR). By integrating RAD network
interface devices (NIDs) with EXFO’s Brix System service assurance
solution, network operators can now access a wider range of metrics
than ever before, all collected and correlated on a single, Web-based
system. This unique joint solution allows operators to monitor and test
the performance of their services end-to-end and on a per-segment
basis, without requiring expensive or time-consuming custom development
for integration of multiple monitoring systems. The result for
operators is faster troubleshooting and improved operational
efficiency, all while leveraging their existing equipment from both
“This solution allows operators to monitor their networks from end to
end and correlates all the relevant metrics in one integrated system,”
said Claudio Mazzuca, Vice-President of EXFO’s Service Assurance
Division. “Until now this was only possible if operators stitched these
metrics together using expensive customized software. By integrating
NIDs from RAD into the Brix System, we can reduce the complexity of any
operator’s OSS and thus reduce their OPEX”.
The joint solution also supports performance testing directly from NID
to NID, enabling operators to segment the network for active monitoring
and troubleshooting purposes. “The result is an extremely fast and
cost-effective solution that can automatically collect, analyze and
correlate NID data,” said Shoval Bolotin, RAD’s Director of Product
Management. “The operator gets the full benefits of RAD’s advanced ETX
family of NIDs with traffic engineering, advanced diagnostic and
synchronization features all fully integrated into their service
assurance solution. This completely eliminates the costly and
time-consuming custom development that is often required to correlate
this data into the operator’s OSS. We’re very happy to have our NIDs
managed by EXFO’s market-leading Brix System, which is the
best-of-breed solution in the service provider’s performance monitoring
While the integrated solution significantly reduces spending on OSS
development, it also allows operators to minimize time-to-market and
deliver an off-the-shelf solution in days or weeks, as opposed to
months or years. The solution is standards-based and allows operators
to leverage their existing investments in EXFO and/or RAD equipment. As
well, the vendor-agnostic approach built into this solution makes it
easy to implement in any network.
Listed on the NASDAQ and TSX stock exchanges, EXFO is among the leading
providers of next-generation test and service assurance solutions for
wireline and wireless network operators and equipment manufacturers in
the global telecommunications industry. The company offers innovative
solutions for the development, installation, management and maintenance
of converged, IP fixed and mobile networks–from the core to the edge.
Key technologies supported include 3G, 4G/LTE, IMS, Ethernet, OTN,
FTTx, VDSL2, ADSL2+ and various optical technologies (accounting for an
estimated 35% of the portable fiber-optic test market). EXFO has a
staff of approximately 1800 people in 25 countries, supporting more
than 2000 telecom customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.EXFO.com.
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EXFO would like to thank all parties in advance for their cooperation.
Founded in 1981, RAD Data Communications has achieved international
recognition as a major manufacturer of high quality access and backhaul
equipment for data communications and telecommunications applications.
These solutions serve the data and voice access requirements of service
providers, carriers, and enterprise networks, as well as utilities and
transportation systems. The company’s installed base exceeds 12,000,000
units and includes more than 150 carriers and operators around the
world, including AT&T, China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, France
Telecom/Orange, Hutchison, KDDI, Telekom Austria, TeliaSonera, Telstra,
T-Mobile, Verizon, and Vodafone. RAD is an active participant in
industry organizations such as the IETF, Broadband Forum, ITU, and MEF.
Its customers are supported by 32 offices and more than 300 channel
partners in 165 countries.
RAD is a member of the RAD Group of companies, a world leader in
networking and internetworking product solutions.
RAD Data Communications site: www.rad.com
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