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RAD Rejoices in being Shortlisted for Two Carrier Ethernet Awards

September 19, 2011
By Carrie Schmelkin, TMCnet Web Editor

Carrier Ethernet company RAD Data Communications (News - Alert) has a lot to celebrate as summer comes to a close as the company has been shortlisted as a Carrier Ethernet Vendor Awards finalist in two different categories.

The final winners of the Carrier Ethernet awards will be named during this year’s Carrier Ethernet World Congress – an event that features more than 100 presentations, discussion panels, master classes and briefings.

The Carrier Ethernet World Congress, taking place Oct. 12 in Amsterdam, is the largest conference and exhibition for the Ethernet networking and services industry, according to event organizers. It is the only official MEF (News - Alert) World Congress that incorporates the unique Carrier Ethernet World Interoperability showcase.

The awards will be presented by IIR Telecoms & Technology, a provider of strategic telecommunications conferences, and the Metro Ethernet Forum (News - Alert) (MEF), a global industry alliance that is the defining body for Carrier Ethernet.

RAD's ETX-203A Carrier Ethernet Demarcation Device, with its in-house ASIC that slashes CapEx to drastically reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), was named a finalist in the "Best Carrier Ethernet Demarcation Product" category. The ASIC-based ETX-205A Carrier Ethernet Mobile Demarcation Device (MDD) was tapped in the "Best Carrier Ethernet Mobile Product" category.

Since its inception in 1981, RAD has gone on to achieve international recognition as a major manufacturer of high quality access and backhaul equipment for data communications and telecommunications applications.

Recently, RAD, a company that provides access products and solutions for carriers, ISP's, cellular networks, service providers and corporate users across the world, announced the expansion of its unique System-on-an-SFP family with the addition of a new Ethernet extender.

The new SFP-ER is a miniature Ethernet extender that delivers 100 Mbps of Ethernet up to 550m (1,804 ft) over existing copper wires (4-pair), according to company officials.

“The new SFP-ER is absolutely essential for anyone who needs to push his Ethernet service beyond copper’s normal limits,” said Jacky Acoca, global business manager for Smart SFPs at RAD Data Communications, in a statement. 

Carrie Schmelkin is a Web Editor for TMCnet. Previously, she worked as Assistant Editor at the New Canaan Advertiser, a 102-year-old weekly newspaper, covering news and enhancing the publication's social media initiatives. Carrie holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and a bachelor's degree in English from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Juliana Kenny
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