SOURCE: Turin Networks, Inc.

November 28, 2007 08:15 ET

Turin Networks' Traverse® Multiservice Transport Switch Modules Receive MEF 14 Certification

Traverse Ethernet Modules Comply With MEF 14 QoS and SLA Requirements for All MEF Ethernet Services

PETALUMA, CA--(Marketwire - November 28, 2007) - Turin Networks, Inc., a global provider of metro transport and switching solutions for wireline, wireless, MSO and private networks, today announced that the Next Generation Ethernet (NGE) 10/100/1000 Mbps switching and transport modules for its Traverse® Multiservice Transport Switch have received MEF 14 certification for all three services defined by the MEF: Ethernet Private Line (EPL), Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) and Ethernet LAN (E-LAN). MEF 14 certification assures that Turin's NGE modules fully comply with the MEF's rigorous requirements for Ethernet Quality of Service (QoS) and Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

By ensuring conformance of carrier Ethernet equipment to stringent QoS requirements, MEF 14 Ethernet services certification enables service providers to implement end-to-end QoS for the Ethernet services they deliver to support real-time, data-intensive business applications. Turin Networks' Traverse NGE modules and NGE+ modules with Carrier Ethernet Protection (CEP) technology were tested by Iometrix test laboratory and have been certified to comply with the precise requirements established in the MEF 14 Abstract Test Suite for Traffic Management.

"MEF 14 certification of the Turin Traverse platform helps VSNL ensure that our Dedicated Global Ethernet service offering supports our customers' most important selection criteria," said John Hoffman, Global Ethernet Product Manager, VSNL. "VSNL was the first global Ethernet service provider to be MEF 14 certified compliant, enabling us to provide global enterprises with Ethernet services that are not only highly flexible, but also support the robust measurability and manageability attributes jointly defined by the world's leading Ethernet service providers and infrastructure suppliers through the MEF."

The Traverse NGE 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet switching and transport modules provide integrated Layer 2 switching. This capability enables committed bandwidth with service oversubscription and service multiplexing for highly efficient transport bandwidth utilization, and eliminates the need for Ethernet switches or switched Ethernet overlay networks. The NGE modules also enable carriers to offer the complete set of Metro Ethernet Forum-defined services, each with granular bandwidth profiles and rate-shaping configurable in 1 Mbps increments. The NGE modules' advanced QoS capabilities enable service providers to offer high-value, multi-CoS Ethernet Layer 2 VPNs as well as Ethernet access to IP services.

"MEF 14 certification demonstrates the robust Carrier Ethernet switching and transport capabilities of our Traverse platform and enables Turin's service provider customers to deliver services of the highest quality and reliability," said Ralph Santitoro, Director of Carrier Ethernet Solutions at Turin Networks and author of the MEF's Ethernet services technology primer. "Turin's customers require these advanced QoS and traffic management capabilities to deliver new and emerging Ethernet and IP services."

About the Traverse Platform

Turin's Traverse Family of Multiservice Transport Switches delivers new levels of versatility, reliability and performance to metro service edge networks by enabling diverse network operators to increase bandwidth capacity and deliver new IP and Ethernet services more rapidly and efficiently. The NEBS-compliant, carrier-grade Traverse platform aggregates, switches and transports any mix of Carrier Ethernet and TDM services from a single shelf. The Traverse platform is optimized for deployments in service hubs, central offices, cable headends, co-location facilities and other high capacity sites.

About Turin Networks

Turin Networks, Inc. is a global provider of metro transport and switching solutions for wireline, wireless, MSO and private networks. Turin's iConnect™-based solutions facilitate migration to end-to-end Carrier Ethernet over any media for all types of network operators. Turin's products have been deployed by more than 300 customers worldwide to increase revenue through expanded optical network capacity and efficient delivery of new Ethernet/IP-based services. Turin is headquartered in Petaluma, California with R&D facilities in Petaluma, Dallas and Boston, and sales offices throughout the world. For more information, visit or call 707-665-4400.

Turin Networks, the Turin Networks logo, Traverse, TraverseEdge, Traverse PacketEdge, TransAccess and TransNav are trademarks of Turin Networks, Inc. or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries.

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