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January 11, 2011 10:00 ET

Brilliant Telecommunications Joins the IEEE 1588 Conformity Alliance's Committee of Experts

Collaborative Effort to Bring Standards-Based Synchronization Solutions to the Global Market

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - January 11, 2011) -  Brilliant Telecommunications, Inc., a leading supplier of next-generation packet-based, network synchronization equipment and monitoring solutions announced that it has joined the IEEE 1588 Conformity Alliance Program's Committee of Experts. In this role, Brilliant is part of a collaborative group of technical experts, responsible for the review and approval of a Certification Test Suite for the telecom environment.

"Conformance certification programs have proven to be very effective in creating broad adoption of standards within the telecommunications industry," stated Michael Howard, principal analyst and co-founder of Infonetics Research. "The formation of this panel of experts to develop comprehensive tests for IEEE 1588-2008 Conformity Assessment certification represents a confluence of some of the best and brightest minds from the synchronization industry."

The goal of the Alliance is to ensure IEEE 1588 solutions are standards-compliant and will meet performance and interoperability expectations when commercially deployed in customer networks. To this end, Brilliant has, and continues to participate in events to validate standards conformance of its comprehensive suite of synchronization products, which are currently deployed in mobile backhaul, femtocell and WiMAX networks worldwide. The IEEE 1588 Conformity Alliance Program takes such testing to the next level by standardizing the tests and also certifying the equipment. 

"Brilliant fully embraces the IEEE 1588 Conformity Alliance Program's vision of creating a standards-based environment for timing and synchronization solutions," commented Charles Barry, president and founder, Brilliant Telecommunications. "Brilliant welcomes the opportunity to be part of a global team of experts, working together to further the goal and objectives of the Alliance."

About IEEE 1588 Conformity Alliance

IEEE 1588 Conformity Alliance was established to advocate the Precision Timing Protocol and to focus on certifying implementations to assure conformance to IEEE 1588 Standard for a Precision Clock Synchronization Protocol for Networked Measurement and Control Systems.

Founding board members of the IEEE 1588 Conformity Alliance include Alcatel-Lucent, Anue Systems, Brilliant Telecommunications, Calnex Solutions, Huawei Technologies, Iometrix, and Symmetricom. Additional founding members include Accedian Networks, Chronos Technology, and Ericcson. The group is currently developing a test program that will serve as the foundation of its conformance and certification activities.

The program is managed by IEEE Conformity Assessment Program with testing processes and implementation executed by Iometrix with support from all of the founding members. For more information, visit today.

About Brilliant Telecommunications

Founded in 2004, Brilliant Telecommunications designs, develops and distributes a family of network timing, management and synchronization solutions, including carrier-class NTP and PTP servers, Primary Reference Sources (PRS), and Building Integrated Timing Supplies (BITS). These highly accurate end-to-end timing network solutions deliver SLA monitoring and management capabilities, in addition to providing timing and synchronization to the most time-sensitive applications in legacy and next-generation IP networks. For more information please visit

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