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The Kenton Group Helps RAD Bring Innovative Game Changer to the Ethernet Demarcation Device Market

The Kenton Group has today announced the availability of a new SFP (small-form-factor) Ethernet Network Interface Device (NID) which has been hailed a game changer within the Ethernet Demarcation market. At only 7cm in length, RAD Data Communications' new Micro NID (MiNID) is a highly intelligent solution that plugs into the SFP cage of any host unit, and has been specifically designed to reduce costs, eliminate operational pain points and eradicate the need for multiple pieces of equipment.

RAD's MiNID is non-invasive, non-disruptive and is extremely easy to install and maintain. Minimising power consumption and eliminating the need for additional equipment and rack space, the solution significantly reduces installation and deployment overheads and lowers the overall total cost of ownership. The MiNID is ideal for mobile backhaul service assurance, shared wholesale/service provider functionality in out-of-footprint Ethernet service deployments, Carrier Ethernet enhancement for Ethernet switches, and Ethernet transport monitoring for IP services.

Lee Palmer, Commercial Director at The Kenton Group, comments: "Previously carriers and operators have had to rely on multi-box deployments, however the MiNID complements existing equipment which offers considerable savings and benefits. Its compact size reduces storage costs and is ideal for small cell backhaul applications, as well as virtual private networks and carrier-wholesale provider network termination."

The MiNID offers real time network performance reports with per-Class Of Service SLA definition and can be used with various fibre types - single mode, multi-mode and electrical SFPs. The solution can handle up to 1 Gbps of Ethernet traffic and features per-port and per-flow monitoring capabilities, including Ethernet OAM loopbacks, and can be remotely managed independently managed from its hosting device or integrated with its hosting device so that they act together and appear as single unit.

"Carrier Ethernet should be profitable, not painful. In tandem with RAD's full performance monitoring suite of solutions, deployment of the MiNID turns Carrier Ethernet into a more profitable service, eliminating many of the operational pain points that service providers currently experience," states Amir Karo, Vice President of Marketing at RAD Data Communications.

The MiNID was shortlisted for a Leading Light Award in the "Best New Product (Telecom)" category, which recognise companies that have developed potentially market-leading products that, through engineering and technical excellence, enable the deployment of profitable next-generation telecom services.

For further information and to view an online video of how the new MiNiD works, please visit http://www.microtel.co.uk/products/product.cgi?i=667. You can also keep up with industry and news from The Kenton Group by following @thekentongroup on Twitter. For further information about RAD please visit www.rad.com.

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About The Kenton Group
Kenton Research was established more than 30 years ago to offer research design and development of telecommunications products supporting various industry standards. Kenton Research is now part of The Kenton Group which delivers network access, demarcation and connection products and solutions for carriers, operators, service providers, enterprise and government throughout the UK and EMEA. Offering bespoke development for organisations' unique requirements, either via its specialist in-house development team, building products to required specification or utilising best in breed technology from its partners. The Kenton Group strives to deliver access network growth through innovation and partnerships.

For media information please contact Proactive PR Account Manager Dana Corson at [email protected] or on +44 1636 812152 (office) or +44 7795 615466 (mobile).

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