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RAD Acquires OAM Patents for Smart SFP Devices

Upgrade Existing Network Elements with Fault and Performance Management


April 14th 2016 – RAD, the industry pioneer of network hardware miniaturization, has announced that it has acquired two issued U.S. patents and one pending U.S. application relating to operations, administration and management (OAM) functionality in small form factor pluggable (SFP) devices.

The two patents, US 8,982,726 and 9,025,490, cover connectivity check and loopback functionality inside an SFP optical module. These capabilities enable network demarcation and service level agreement (SLA) enforcement by upgrading existing network elements with fault and performance management functionalities.

RAD’s MiNID® line of miniaturized Carrier Ethernet and IP network demarcation devices (NIDs) is a significant pillar of its Service Assured Access (SAA) solutions portfolio. The MiNID platform is available as an SFP sleeve or in a standalone unit. MiNID delivers software-defined functionalities for enhanced demarcation, remote monitoring, fault isolation and other advanced networking tools by providing instant upgrade for legacy switches and routers. This enables service providers, mobile operators and wholesale carriers to introduce new services quickly and with better quality of experience (QoE) while increasing operational efficiency and lowering costs.

About RAD

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: virtual CPE (vCPE), MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0, Carrier Ethernet and IP performance monitoring, hardware miniaturization, and synchronization over packet. Founded in 1981, RAD has an installed base of more than 14 million units, and works closely with Tier 1 operators and service providers around the globe.


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The Kenton Group are a partner of RAD Data Communications. For more information contact us on +44(0)1322 552000 or email us.

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