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RAD's Award-Winning Service Assured Access Solutions Earn MEF's New Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Certification

TEL AVIV, Israel, January 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

RAD Data Communications has been included in the first group of manufacturers of Carrier Ethernet devices to have received CE 2.0 certification. The announcement was made at the Metro Ethernet Forum's Americas Carrier Ethernet Summit in San Diego, California.

The RAD products to have undergone testing in independent labs to receive their CE 2.0 certification are the ETX-5300A Ethernet Service Aggregation Platform, ETX-205A Advanced Carrier Ethernet/Mobile Demarcation Device and ETX-203AX Carrier Ethernet Demarcation Device. These are components of RAD's Service Assured Access solution, enabling service providers and operators to provision end to end services reliably and consistently without degradation in performance, achieve lower total cost of ownership (TCO), and improve their competitive edge. All three products were previously honored by the industry by winning various Carrier Ethernet Awards at Carrier Ethernet World Congress events.

"CE 2.0 certification is further evidence of RAD's industry leading position as a vendor of Service Assured Access solutions for retail, wholesale and mobile service providers," said Amir Karo, RAD's Vice President of Business Development and Marketing. "RAD is proud to play a central role in the advancement of standardized Carrier Ethernet technology, which will benefit end-users by providing better SLA tools and improved QoE and, in turn, increase operator revenue and profitability by reducing TCO."

Extends the Original Purpose of Carrier Ethernet

Next Generation CE 2.0 extends the original purpose of Carrier Ethernet with vital additional features, including multiple classes of service (Multi-CoS), greater manageability, and easier inter-connect for eight standard service types, enabling new levels of efficiency and making it easier for a large number of access providers to join the Carrier Ethernet community.

"CE 2.0 is a difficult accreditation to achieve," noted Bob Mandeville, President and founder of test lab Iometrix, which is responsible for the MEF's testing process. "To be recognized as CE 2.0 certified, each company must pass a test suite that totals 634 stringent tests," he explained. "The demand for certified products and services is a driving force, and we expect a significant increase in service provider certifications not only from established markets, but also from developing economies in 2013."

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