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Omnitron’s iConverter platform receives MEF 14 Certification for Ethernet services

Omnitron Systems Technology, a provider of fiber optic access systems for next generation Ethernet networks, today ...


January 26, 2007  


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Omnitron Systems Technology, a provider of fiber optic access systems for next generation Ethernet networks, today announced that its iConverter platform has been certified compliant to the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) 14 conformance and certification test process.

The test process is performed by Iometrix, Inc., an independent testing lab, on behalf of the MEF.

MEF 14 provides specifications-based guidelines for the formulation of Service Level Agreements (SLAs), and is a major step toward making Ethernet truly carrier-grade.

It covers “Service Performance” and “Bandwidth Profiles”– two sets of MEF service attributes.

The first set encompasses three service performance attributes relating to Ethernet Virtual Circuits (EVC): Frame Delay, Frame Delay Variation and Frame Loss Ratio.

The second set follows the familiar example of Frame Relay and includes four bandwidth profile attributes: Committed Information Rate (CIR), Committed Burst Size (CBS), Excess Information Rate (EIR), and Excess Burst Size (EBS).