The Transition Networks team is delighted that our new mobile app solution for managing Carrier Ethernet services has made the Telecoms.com Awards Shortlist in the ‘Fixed Network Innovation’ category. Winners will be announced on December 4th at a special awards event in London. Our category was open to fixed network service providers who made a significant, groundbreaking technological achievement. The award is intended to recognize entrants that have pushed the boundaries of fixed network efficiency and functionality. Here’s what we told the judges about the power of our new app: “The new mobile app from Transition Networks for managing carrier Ethernet services allows dynamic programmability of the network through a complete, fully integrated northbound REST API. It gives service providers the ability to allow customers to manage services using an iPad or other mobile device. End users can reallocate service priorities and adjust bandwidth on-demand, without any service interruption. This mobile app helps meet the demand for flexibility and simplification of provisioning, giving service providers a competitive edge and accelerating revenue, while increasing customer satisfaction.” Representatives from Transition Networks will be at the awards dinner hoping for a win – so please keep your fingers crossed!
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Last month, Transition Networks attended the first BIG Telecom Event (BTE), hosted by Light Reading in Chicago. The conference gave us an opportunity to showcase our latest software defined services (SDS) solution that helps providers facilitate delivery of dynamic, on-demand, elastic services over today’s Carrier Ethernet 2.0 networks. Our SDS solution is designed to accelerate service provider revenue by enabling their customers to adjust bandwidth and service priorities with an intuitive mobile application.
In a BTE panel discussion titled “Carrier Ethernet & the Cloud,” participating executives shared their views on Carrier Ethernet services, the call for rapid progress to support flexible bandwidth models and the need for telecom network operators to update edge infrastructure and service delivery processes. Our Vice President of Product and Technology Development, Tom Savard, Ph.D., spoke about the importance of flexible edge infrastructure and the end-user experience for cloud applications. The opportunities and risks can be addressed to a large extent by mobile apps, bandwidth on demand, and SDS automation.
At our BTE exhibit booth, we demonstrated a new mobile application that extends the capabilities of our Converge™ service management solution to a wirelessly connected smart device. The app allows dynamic programmability of the network through a complete, fully integrated northbound REST API and gives customers the ability to reallocate bandwidth using an iPad or other mobile devices.
This means, for example, that a service provider could allow end users to reallocate service priorities and adjust bandwidth on-demand, without any service interruption.
We believe that this is the direction in which the telecom industry is going. There is great demand for simplification of provisioning and flexibility, not only for service providers, but also for their end customers. The simplicity of focused apps and the power of a complete API that extends the capabilities of our Converge™ Service Management Solution can make a huge impact in providing the services that business customers want today.
This week at Light Reading’s Ethernet & SDN Conference speakers, panelists and attendees alike confirmed the need for simplicity and openness in delivering next generation services. In order to compete effectively, service providers need to find ways to simplify the service life-cycle by automating provisioning and accelerating service-turn-up for quicker time to revenue. Providers must also prepare their networks to support dynamic, on-demand and differentiated service options for business, mobile backhaul and cloud services.
In response, we have launched an integrated Carrier Ethernet 2.0 + software defined services (SDS) orchestration solution that includes CE 2.0 demarcation devices and access switches managed by our Converge™ EMS platform. Our solution is designed to automate the entire service lifecycle, accelerate the rollout of MEF CE 2.0 services and support stringent performance SLAs. The simplicity and openness of Transition Networks’ new single vendor Carrier Ethernet platform delivers unmatched value to providers by enabling simplified deployment and offering robust centralized management to gain network visibility and control from access to edge. (learn more: watch our NEW video)
Our Converge™ management platform features a RESTful API that allows for integration with SDN and other 3rd party applications for truly open and programmable networks. Its service-centric design reduces service provider operational expenses today while its open architecture, based on the Amartus Chameleon SDS platform, supports next-generation service delivery workflows.
As an active member of the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) and proponent for Carrier Ethernet 2.0, we were one of the first to achieve CE 2.0 certification on our demarcation devices. The Converge™ EMS platform is also based on MEF CE 2.0 standards. Since then we have continued to develop our Carrier Ethernet portfolio with the introduction of our new 10Gbps Ethernet demarcation devices and access switches to address growing bandwidth needs for next generation services and provide end-to-end network visibility.
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|Official Press Release | Simplicity Deployed | Product Datasheet | Carrier Ethernet Solutions
Sr. Product Manager, Jon Collins, to Present on Automating & Accelerating Delivery of Performance Assured CE 2.0 Business & Wholesale Services at Ethernet & SDN Expo 2013
For the second consecutive year, Senior Product Manager, Jon Collins will be presenting at Light Reading’s Ethernet & SDN Expo. The panel entitled, “Automating & Accelerating Delivery of Performance Assured CE 2.0 Business & Wholesale Services” will cover the explosive market growth, more sophisticated customer expectations, and real-time requirements for cloud and mobile backhaul. As a speaker, Jon will discuss how operators can take advantage of new solutions like unified service management platforms, zero touch provisioning, next generation service activation testing platforms, and virtual NIDS to automate the entire service delivery process and ensure faster, simpler, and more reliable rollout of Ethernet services. The discussion will also cover key strategies for simplifying the delivery of Ethernet services in a complex, ever-evolving multivendor network to enable flow-through automation, real-time QoS, bandwidth updates, and delivery SLAs. We hope that you can join us for the panel presentation on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 1:40 p.m. EDT at the Javits Center in NYC!
In addition to the panel presentation, Transition Networks will exhibit at the Ethernet & SDN Expo co-located with Interop New York, offering live demos of the new Converge™ EMS platform and the rest of our carrier Ethernet portfolio in Booth #E259. Prepare to experience simplicity deployed.
For free VIP expo passes or to schedule your own demo at the show, please contact TNmarketing@transition.com
Transition Networks Expands Switching and Media Conversion Portfolios with New Managed PoE+ and 10GbE Copper to Fiber Conversion Products
Transition Networks announced the release of a new 24-port commercial grade 24 port managed PoE+ switch and 10Gigabit Ethernet copper to fiber stand-alone and slide-in card media converters at the BICSI Fall Conference and Exhibition last week in Las Vegas. Both products showcase Transition Networks’ commitment to providing affordable fiber integration solutions for today’s data-rich networks. Customers were ecstatic to learn more about key performance improvements addressed with these new products relating to bandwidth, latency, scalability, and reliability.
SM24TAT4XA 24-port Managed PoE+ Switch
The increased demand for data has driven the advancement of PoE powered network devices, such as pan-tilt zoom (PTZ) security cameras, netbooks, feature-rich IP telephones for video conferencing applications, and IEEE 802.11n wireless access points. These advanced devices consume more power and have increased the need for additional power output from PoE Ethernet switches. In turn, the rapid growth of data continues to drive demand for high speed links in networks of all varieties and sizes.
Transition’s new Enterprise 24-port PoE+ Switch is designed to meet the increased demand for data-rich networks and additional power output. The SM24TAT4XA supports the IEEE802.3at PoE+ standard, which provides increased power up to 25.5 W to PoE powered network devices. This new managed switch supports (24) PoE+ ports and an additional (4) 1G/10G open pluggable MSA compatible SFP+ slots for increased bandwidth and scalability.
ION x4120-1048 10GbE Copper to Fiber Media Converter
The new ION x4120-1048 is the latest addition to Transition Networks’ ION Platform, a family of intelligent optical networking devices. Designed for datacenters and high speed connections linking buildings in campus area networks, the ION x4120-1048 serves to meet the growing demand for products that support the 10GBase-T IEEE 802.3an standard.
Network managers have a current need to resolve disparities between new equipment with 10GBase-T ports and legacy 10Gigabit Ethernet products with fiber ports and are often faced with the task of converting RJ-45 copper ports to fiber, or vice versa, to maximize their return on investment of new 10Gigabit Ethernet switches that support both open SFP+ ports for fiber and RJ-45 ports for copper. The ION x4120-1048 addresses these network challenges by converting between one 10GBase-T RJ-45 port and one pluggable, MSA compatible 10GBase-X fiber SFP+ port, giving network managers the flexibility to run 10Gigabit Ethernet over the medium of their choice at various transmission distances.
The ION x4120-1048 is available in both stand-alone and chassis card form factors. The stand-alone unit offers the unique feature of in-band remote management when linked to a managed chassis card. This, coupled with Transparent Link Pass Through, Loopback, DMI, and Automatic Link Restoration network trouble shooting features of the ION x4120-1048, provides network managers with end-to-end link visibility.