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RAD’s MiNID Becomes First Miniature NID to Receive MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Certification
The first miniature network device to earn MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification is RAD's MiNID, the finger-sized innovation that adds powerful performance monitoring capabilities to existing gear.
By: RAD Data
With this certification, operators can now instantly upgrade their infrastructure to support premium Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certified offerings for business, mobile backhaul and wholesale services without expensive investments in network forklifts.
“This certification is yet another milestone for RAD’s innovative technology and further positions the field-programmable, patented MiNID as the leading product of its kind in the market,” said Ulik Broida, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at RAD.
Together with RAD’s central-site performance monitoring controller and RADview management system, MiNID provides a powerful performance monitoring (PM) overlay, which enables operators to run full-scale Carrier Ethernet and IP service activation and online diagnostics over any network, even one featuring a mixed assortment of equipment from various vendors.
“What makes MiNID unique is that it easily adds powerful PM capabilities to any existing device,” Broida explained. “This, together with its versatility in enabling CE 2.0 network upgrades and simplicity, make it extremely attractive to service providers.”
Regardless of the application for which it is used, MiNID reuses existing hosting equipment and reduces CapEx by doing away with box-size demarcation devices, which is also a major advantage when additional shelf space is limited or already unavailable Moreover, MiNID reduces OpEx by eliminating installation, power, and maintenance costs.
MiNID is available both as a finger-sized sleeve compatible with any SFP and as a standalone unit.
RAD is a global Telecom Access solutions and products vendor. Our Service Assured Access solutions for mobile, business and wholesale service providers are designed to improve the way they compete: service agility to minimize time to revenue, complete visibility of network performance for greater operational efficiency and better QoE to reduce churn. We are at the forefront of pioneering technologies, such as: Distributed NFV, MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0, Layer 2 and Layer 3 performance monitoring, hardware miniaturization, and timing synchronization over packets. Founded in 1981, RAD has an installed base of more than 13 million units, and works closely with Tier 1 operators and service providers around the globe. RAD is a member of the $1.25 billion RAD Group of companies, a world leader in communications solutions. www.rad.com