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RAD Adds Distributed NFV to Service Assured Networking Solution for Mission-Critical Private Nets

Power Utilities Can Benefit from Virtual Applications Ecosystem at Substations

RAD will demonstrate the capabilities of the Megaplex-4 at CIGRE 2014
RAD will demonstrate the capabilities of the Megaplex-4 at CIGRE 2014
Aug. 21, 2014 - PRLog -- RAD, the world leader in advanced networking for power utilities, which made history in June when it unveiled the first Distributed Network Functions Virtualization (D-NFV) solution, will mark yet another major breakthrough when it introduces its award-winning D-NFV concept to its Service Assured Networking portfolio for mission-critical networks.

RAD is integrating D-NFV into its Megaplex-4 Next-Generation Multiservice Access Node, widely used by power utilities for substation connectivity, protection, and automation communications, and operational core networks. The Megaplex-4 is a field-proven platform with thousands of units deployed around the globe to deliver mission-critical applications.

“Megaplex now enables power utilities to integrate advanced capabilities such as routing, firewall, encryption, and more with operational transport functions in a single platform,” explains Ulik Broida, RAD’s Vice President of Marketing. “RAD ingeniously accomplishes this by running software-based functionality on an x86 server module inside the Megaplex-4, ultimately reducing the number of physical network devices for better reliability and simpler operation – and facilitating the anticipated OT/IT convergence."

Megaplex is becoming an open platform that draws on the agility and flexibility of the RAD D-NFV Alliance, an ecosystem of virtual network functions and applications that can be added as the need arises, even after installation. Open to all vendors, RAD pre-tests and certifies each application to ensure reliability and optimal performance. The Alliance will include multiple categories, such as security, networking, and testing tools.

RAD will exhibit the new solution at CIGRE 2014, the international forum for electrical innovations, which opens in Paris August 24. RAD will be located at stand 372. The company will also conducting at its stand throughout the event live demos of its SCADA-aware firewall, built into its ruggedized SecFlow Ethernet switch/routers.

About RAD
RAD is a leader in communications solutions for power utilities and other segments of the energy industry. Our Service Assured Networking solutions include best-of-breed tools for Cyber security and mission-critical communications, as well as for seamless migration to modern packet switched networks and applications. RAD provides field-proven and performance-guaranteed solutions for hybrid TDM and Packet- based substation connectivity, operational networks, distance and differential protection communications, secure IEC 61850-3 substation networking, and distribution automation and smart meter backhaul. Founded in 1981, RAD has an installed base of more than 13 million units. RAD is a member of the $1.2 billion RAD Group of companies, a world leader in communications solutions.

Kevin Tanzillo

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