Omnitron, Calnex test managed services interoperability at CEWC

This week's Carrier Ethernet World Congress in Warsaw, Poland saw a number of interoperability tests conducted, focusing on the conference's topic areas as well as MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum) standards initiatives. Among them were Omnitron Systems and Calnex Solutions, who teamed to conduct a successful interoperability test with multiple vendors' Ethernet platforms in the EANTC (European Advanced Networking Test Center) category of Managed Ethernet Services using ITU-T standard Y.1731.

EANTC interoperability test rackOmnitron conducted its portion of the test using its iConverter GM3 Network Interface Device (NID), which enables delivery of MEF-certified carrier-grade Ethernet services. Meantime, Calnex's Paragon provided the specific test features needed to conduct the multi-vendor interoperability testing.

"We ran a number of tests to validate Y.1731 interoperability between multiple vendors," said Carsten Rossenhoevel, Managing Director at EANTC. "The Calnex Paragon enabled us to run tests comprehensively and quickly. The extensive and clear management reporting from the Omnitron Systems equipment also allowed us to verify correct operation rapidly."

Interoperability testing will continue in Hong Kong at the Carrier Ethernet World APAC Conference, Dec. 1-3.

EANTC interoperability test topology

For more:
- see the press release
- download the related white paper (PDF)

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