MRV Communications Inc. today announced that its OptiSwitch 9000 and the Fiber Driver Metro Ethernet system have pa...
February 6, 2007
MRV Communications Inc. today announced that its OptiSwitch 9000 and the Fiber Driver Metro Ethernet system have passed compliance tests of the Iometrix Test Suite for Ethernet in the First Mile Operations, Administration & Maintenance (OAM) and are certified compliant for all IEEE 802.3ah service provider applications.
According to the company, Ethernet OAM is vitally important to carriers as it encompasses all tools and utilities necessary to install and monitor an entire Metro Ethernet network from a centralized location.
The result is the ability to maintain a network running at maximum efficiency without requiring truck rolls to solve every off-site issue, thus, reducing expense to network administrators.
MRV’s Fiber Driver Metro Ethernet services demarcation devices and its OptiSwitch carrier aggregation systems feature OAM capabilities and establish link continuity from central office to demarcation point.
Previously these services were terminated at the aggregation point and restarted, adding to configuration time and expense, the company said.
Last week, Juniper Networks, Inc. announced that Iometrix, an independent testing lab, had certified its M- and T-series routers.
“Supporting Ethernet standards such as 802.3ah will be a key requirement as providers introduce new Ethernet-based services, because it gives customers the confidence that the new Ethernet services will perform reliably and efficiently,” said Shailesh Shukla, vice president of service provider marketing and partnerships at Juniper.