EXFO Unveils Ethernet One, a Centralized Ethernet Service Activation and Monitoring Solution
A key component, the new BV-3100 Brix Verifier, allows simultaneous
turn-up of multiple sites, while monitoring thousands of endpoints.
QUEBEC CITY, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX:
EXF) announced today the release of Ethernet One, a centralized
Ethernet service activation and monitoring solution that enables
network operators to deploy cost-effectively, accelerate time to
revenue and boost operational efficiency, while optimizing the customer
experience. Ethernet One tests and monitors all network architectures,
from the core to the last mile, and covers all stages of the service
lifecycle, from construction and turn-up to monitoring and
A key component of Ethernet One is the new BV-3100 Verifier, which can automatically and simultaneously activate multiple sites
while monitoring thousands of endpoints, providing complete visibility
into every layer of the infrastructure, from transport to advanced
services. This enhanced network visibility makes it simple to segment
the network to not only predict and diagnose faults, but also to target
diagnostic efforts towards specific network areas for faster and more
effective intervention. What’s more, since its interface offers
1G-to-10G flexibility without additional hardware retrofit, the BV-3100
delivers first-class scalability and cost-effectiveness.
Centrally located within the network infrastructure, Ethernet One makes
for easier deployment and simpler workflow. Its remote and automated
capabilities let operators test from the central office toward the
access extensions, or vice versa–thus accelerating activation and
validation. This also reduces human intervention, makes processes more
consistent, eliminates guesswork and ensures accurate results.
Furthermore, Ethernet One’s data correlation and analysis capabilities
open the door for a wide array of powerful reporting features. These
customizable reports are comprehensive, user-specific, intuitive and
Web-based for easy access from anywhere. Reports can even be automated
in order to get the right information to the right people at the right
time. In addition, intuitive and customizable dashboards give
administrators at-a-glance information on the status of their networks.
Thanks to simple APIs, the Ethernet One solution is also easily
integrated into the operator’s existing OSS. This not only extends the
breadth of data that can be correlated by the solution, but also
converts that data into immediately actionable information.
“Ethernet One brings substantial benefits to network operators in terms
of field-team efficiency, overall cost-effectiveness and ultimate
customer value. Not only does it simplify technicians’ tasks and
eliminate human errors, but it also implements standards-based methods
across the network–whether it be for mobile backhaul services, business
services or data centers,” said Claudio Mazzuca, Vice-President of
EXFO’s Service Assurance Division. “With Ethernet One, operators can
better deploy and better assure Ethernet services, maximizing customer
satisfaction and accelerate time to revenue.”
EXFO will be unveiling Ethernet One at the Light Reading Backhaul and 4G
Core Strategies for Mobile Operators conference, held on June 26, 2012,
in New York City. Visit our website for more information about the BV-3100 Verifier and the Ethernet One solution.
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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