SOURCE: IP Infusion

December 05, 2007 03:01 ET

IP Infusion Showcases Metro Ethernet Interoperability at MPLS2007 International Conference

Verifies the Interoperability of MPLS Multicast, Triple Play Services, Ethernet OAM, and Inter-Carrier Ethernet Services Across MPLS Transport

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - December 5, 2007) - IP Infusion, an ACCESS Company and the provider of the intelligent networking software platform ZebOS® for enhanced IP and Ethernet services, today announced the successful completion of the Fall 2007 Ethernet OAM testing by Isocore in Reston, VA. Major router and switch vendors and test equipment suppliers participated in the testing, which focused primarily on the features aimed at helping service providers achieve more control of network resources while deploying triple play services.

"IP Infusion's participation in Isocore's leading-edge code testing is indicative of its commitment to quality software releases in the future," said Dr. Bijan Jabbari, President of Isocore. "We are delighted to see that IP Infusion takes part in this unique industry gathering with new capabilities to help propel the next generation networking."

As befits the ascent of Ethernet and MPLS in provider networks, the Ethernet OAM testing included the evaluation of connectivity fault management (IEEE 802.1ag) and Ethernet EFM (802.3ah) across a carrier Ethernet network. The test network was built using a common MPLS core, thereby demonstrating MPLS as a universal packet technology. The testing further evaluated the interoperability of implementations supporting multi-segment Pseudo-wires (MS-PW) that extend beyond one packet-switched network or domain, thereby demonstrating the inter-carrier capabilities of the network during the test.

"We are very pleased to have successfully tested Ethernet OAM functionality in the ZebOS® platform alongside many other leading network equipment manufacturers," said Koichi Narasaki, president and CEO, IP Infusion and executive officer of ACCESS CO., LTD.

"We continue to raise the bar on providing pre-tested networking functionality so that our customers can focus on adding their own value; in this case, we have advanced the degree of Metro Ethernet functionality available from an independent software vendor."

Vendors participating in the Isocore testing included Agilent, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco Systems, Foundry Networks, IXIA, IP Infusion (independently operated subsidiary of ACCESS Co., Ltd.), Juniper Networks, and Redback Networks.

About Isocore

Isocore provides technology validation, certification and product evaluation services in emerging and next generation Internet and wireless technologies. Isocore is leading validation and interoperability of novel technologies including Carrier Ethernet, IPv6, IP Optical Integration, wireless backhauling and Layer 2/3 Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and currently focuses on IPTV service deployment architecture validation and design. Major router and switch vendors, service providers, and test equipment suppliers participate in Isocore activities. Isocore has major offices in the USA (the Washington DC area), Europe (Paris, France) and Asia (Tokyo, Japan).

About IP Infusion Inc.

IP Infusion is a leading provider of intelligent network software platform, ZebOS®, for enhanced IP services. Its advanced control plane software enables equipment vendors, service providers, and telecommunications and enterprise companies to rapidly build and provision a broad range of value-added IP and Ethernet services around its core routing and switching software technology. Incorporated in Delaware in October 1999 with a vision of delivering portable, platform-independent network software for Internet equipment and devices, IP Infusion is headquartered in San Jose, California, and is a wholly owned, independently operated, subsidiary of ACCESS CO., LTD., Japan.

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