Demarcation at the Edge of Ethernet & IP Networks
Demarcation at the edge of the network provides assured, end-to-end SLAs and standards-based management to deliver carrier-grade Ethernet and IP services for even the most demanding applications. Designed for service demarcation at the edge of the network, Accedian’s EtherNID® demarcation device offers advanced, high performance service assurance and creation directly from the customer premises and cell-sites. The EtherNID® demarcation solution, defines the boundaries of the networks, enabling end-to-end service provisioning and assurance with carrier-grade performance.
The EtherNID® family of demarcation devices is ideal for monitoring critical real-time, transactional and demanding 4G / WiMAX / LTE wireless backhaul and business services applications. They act as a wire-speed media converter while providing the functionality of Accedian's High Performance Service Assurance platform, including in-service throughput testing, intelligent layer 1-4 loopback, Ethernet service creation and SLA validation.
Proprietary Hardware Design
- 1 μs measurement resolution
- Ultra-low delay performance
- Ideal for assuring real-time services
Service Assurance and Creation Features
- Establish SLA-backed Ethernet services, point-to-point and multi-point
- Enhanced fast and flexible service creation by mapping any VLAN IDs to the same EVC
- 1-way delay and delay variation, throughput, packet loss, continuity and usage statistics
At the core of the EtherNID® is Accedian's unique Fast-PAAs™ hardware-based processor which enables the unit to provide microsecond measurement resolution for one-way delay and delay variation, and monitor up to 100 flows or SLAs – all while traffic flows transparently through the unit. The Fast-PAAs silicon core architecture eliminates the delay of store-and-forward processing of Ethernet switches and routers, providing the lowest de¬lay solution available today. With quality of service (QoS) marking, bandwidth profile enforcement and traffic conditioning on the highest capacity network links, the EtherNID effortlessly handles 16 flows in a full line-rate link with mere microsecond transit time.
- End-to-End OAM Functionality
Intelligent, standards-based Operations, Administration and Management
- RFC-2544 Traffic Generator and Analyser
Advanced tool based on the RFC-2544 standard that can be used to generate traffic Layer-2 or Layer-3 traffic at different rates, packet sizes, durations and traffic patterns, allowing to measure and diagnose throughput, delay, delay variation, frame loss, and detect and count out-of-order or duplicate packets.
- Throughput SLA Meter™ Performance Monitoring
Monitor continuity and measure delay, delay variation, frame loss and availability, including 1-way performance validation with microsecond resolution.
- Intelligent Layer 1, 2, 3 and 4 Loopbacks
In-service Layer 1-2-3-4 loopbacks per-flow, defined by VLAN, Class of Service, MAC / IP addresses or any combination of layer 2-4 header criteria.
- Per-Flow Statistics
Real-time statistics of any Layer 2-3 and 4 flow (VLAN, ToS, CoS, MAC, IP, TCP/UDP).
- Tapping & Monitoring
Single or dual monitor ports, filtered, real-time access to unidirectional or bidirectional traffic.
- In-Service Throughput Testing
Throughput verification of EVCs in-service without affecting customer traffic. EtherNID and MetroNID units generate and analyze traffic flows up to full wire-speed at both Layer 2 and Layer 3.
Service Creation & Traffic Conditioning
- Ethernet Service Mapping
E-Line, E-LAN and E-Tree service creation directly at the demarcation point
- Bandwidth Policing
Upstream and downstream CIR/EIR/CBS/EBS limits by filtering criteria or for all traffic, facilitates Carrier Ethernet service provisioning and on-demand/incremental service upgrades.
- Wire-speed Traffic Filtering
Filtering of wire speed traffic at Layer 2-3 and 4 (per VLAN, Ethertype, Protocol type, MAC, IP, L2CP, BDPU, User Defined).
Management & General Details
- Plug & Go™ Instant Provisioning
Automated zero-touch provisioning, auto-configuration and inventory tracking.
- RADIUS Authentication and Security Support
- Jumbo Fames Support
- 5VDC, or dual 24 / 48 VDC feeds, all mutually redundant
- SNMP v1 & v2c
- MEF 9+14 and NEBS Level 3 Certified
- Temperature Hardened Option
- Copper Failover Bypass Circuit
- Test Set Support & Triple-Play QoS Testing