Accedian Networks Introduces Industry’s Most Accurate Ethernet SLA-meter™

Las Vegas, NV, February 22, 2007 --( Accedian Networks announced today that it has added a highly accurate Performance Assurance Agent™ into its EtherNID™ Ethernet Demarcation Device product line.

The Accedian EtherNID™ now allows constant in-service monitoring of Service Level Agreement (SLA) parameters including: packet loss, latency (delay), jitter (delay variation) and continuous End-To-End path Continuity Check (availability).   

Using a unique silicon-based architecture, the EtherNID™ features the market’s lowest intrinsic latency and jitter, thus allowing it to yield the highest-precision measurements with an outstanding 1 microsecond resolution and provide a true view of the end customer experience.

“In a world where Best-Effort Carrier Ethernet is no longer acceptable or sufficient,” said Patrick Ostiguy, CEO of Accedian Networks, “the EtherNID™ now allows Carriers and Operators to ensure and guarantee their Service Level Agreements throughout the End-to-End path, on an ongoing basis, 24/7, and provides a reliable way to Map-out the Health of their Network.” 

Accedian Networks’ PAA™ operates in a point-to-point or point-to-multipoint fashion and is capable of monitoring multiple simultaneous flows (Multi-SLA™). Furthermore, it operates at both Layer 2 and Layer 3 (IP) and can assure SLAs on a per-VLAN, per-CoS, per-ToS and per-EVC basis.

Accedian Networks (booth #1007) will be exhibiting its EtherNID™ solutions as part of CompTel Spring 2007 Convention & Trade Expo, Las Vegas, NV, Venetian Hotel, February 27th-March 1st, 2007.

About the EtherNID product family:

The EtherNID™ is a unique family of standalone line-powered Ethernet Demarcation Devices (EDD) optimized for last-mile CPE interconnection with Metro Aggregation Platforms. Packed with a full suite of Ethernet OAM, Layer 1-4 loopbacks, and remote monitoring functions, the EtherNID™ also gathers per-flow statistics, offers the industry’s most accurate SLA-meter™, supports VLAN tagging/stacking and incorporates intelligent Ethernet taps.

About Accedian Networks:

Accedian Networks is located in Montreal, and has a leading-edge expertise on the forefront of emerging standards for Carrier-Grade Ethernet Services. Accedian's Carrier-Grade technology for Ethernet Services Delivery and Ethernet OAM (Operations, Administration and Maintenance) uses an innovative and standards-based approach. Part of an Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP), Accedian's flagship product line, the EtherNID™ creates an Ethernet Services Demarcation Point defining a clear boundary between the Customer's and the Carrier's Ethernet Network. For additional information, visit: or call 1-866-685-8181.

Accedian, EtherNID, SLA-meter, Performance Assurance Agent, PAA, Multi-SLA and “Map-out the Health of your Network” are trademarks of Accedian Networks Inc.


Source and contact information:
Damien Ramé
Product Marketing Manager
Accedian Networks inc.
Tel : 514 685-8181 (toll free : 1 866 685-8181)
Fax : 514 685-1856
Accedian Networks Inc.
Damien Ramé