RAD Data Communications

January 05, 2005 10:00 ET

RAD Modems Approved for Interoperability with Nortel Wireless Network Equipment



JANUARY 5, 2005 - 10:00 ET

RAD Modems Approved for Interoperability with Nortel
Wireless Network Equipment

TEL AVIV, Israel--(CCNMatthews - Jan 5, 2005) -

RAD Data Communications has announced that its FOM-E1/T1 fiber optic
modems and ASMi-52 SHDSL modem have achieved interoperability approval
from Nortel(a) to provide backhaul connectivity with Nortel GSM/GPRS
radio access equipment. Compatibility approval was achieved in Nortel's
Wireless Interoperability Lab in Richardson, Texas.

"RAD access devices have long complemented Nortel's solutions in
customer locations worldwide," notes Gil Friedlander, Corporate Accounts
Senior Manager at RAD Data Communications. "Interoperability approval
for these two modems and the complementary nature of our products will
enable customers to enjoy the benefits of full transparency, and help
ensure that all features remain in tact."

RAD's FOM-E1/T1 fiber optic modem converts an E1/T1 electrical signal
into an optical signal. After the conversion, the signal is transmitted
over fiber optic cable, extending the E1/T1 service range up to 100
kilometers (62 miles). This reduces the cost of the fiber optical link
when accessing SDH/SONET networks.

The ASMi-52 modem uses SHDSL technology to extend the range of digital
interfaces. It features variable data rates up to 2.3 Mbps over 2-wire
and 4.6 Mbps over 4-wire. Compliance with ITU and ETSI standards allows
the ASMi-52 to work opposite third party TDM products that support SHDSL.

About RAD

Established in 1981, privately owned RAD Data Communications has
achieved international recognition as a major manufacturer of high
quality access equipment for data communications and telecommunications
applications. These solutions serve the data and voice access
requirements of service providers, incumbent and new carriers, and
enterprise networks, by reducing infrastructure investment costs while
boosting competitiveness and profitability. The company's installed base
exceeds 8,000,000 units and includes more than 150 carriers and
operators around the world. These customers are supported by 18 RAD
offices and more than 200 distributors in 105 countries.

RAD is a member of the RAD Group of companies, a world leader in
networking and internetworking product solutions.

RAD Data Communications site: www.rad.com

(a)Nortel is a trademark of Nortel Networks.


Contact Information

    RAD Data Communications
    Bob Eliaz, +972-3-6458134
    email: bob@rad.com
    RAD Data Communications, Inc.
    (North America)
    Larry Jacobs, 201-529-1100, ext. 330
    email: larry_j@radusa.com