RAD is Finalist for Innovation Award at Celebration of Ethernet’s 40th Birthday

The groundbreaking MiNID, RAD Data Communications' innovative and tiny network interface device, is a finalist for a NetEvents Innovation Award.

Mahwah, NJ, May 22, 2013 --(PR.com)-- The recently introduced MiNID Ethernet Demarcation SFP Sleeve, part of RAD Data Communications’ Service Assured Access (SAA) solution, has been named a finalist for the NetEvents Innovation Awards in the Telecoms Product category.

Award winners will be selected by an independent judging panel of IT industry experts along with leading technology journalists and analysts. They will announce their decisions at a May 22 charity gala celebrating “Ethernet’s 40th Birthday” at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, in conjunction with the Ethernet Innovation Summit.

A huge game changer for service providers, wholesale carriers and mobile operators looking to upgrade their networks to deliver reliable bandwidth with end-to-end SLA assurance guarantees, the MiNID’s innovative SFP sleeve design helps break through the barriers of cost and complexity.

It is a true plug-and-play solution that replaces standalone demarcation devices and both user-facing and network-facing SFPs, while virtually eliminating power, space, and cabling expenses. Because the MiNID is an SFP sleeve and not the actual SFP itself, certification issues (with multiple SFPs) are non-existent, and it is fully compatible with third party SFPs, switches, routers, small cells, DSLAMs, and other equipment.

About RAD
RAD Data Communications provides Service Assured Access solutions that reduce operational complexity and improve service profitability for retail, wholesale and mobile service providers, as well as evolutional migration solutions for service providers and power and transportation utilities, facilitating a smooth, secure and cost-effective transition to packet-based networks. RAD’s multi-faceted in-house technology embraces OAM and performance management; service assurance; traffic management; fault management; synchronization and timing over packet; TDM pseudowire; ASIC and FPGA development; hardware miniaturization; and SFP form-factor solutions. The company's installed base exceeds 12,000,000 units and encompasses more than 150 service providers around the world, as well as scores of power utilities, transportation systems and government institutions. RAD is active in industry standardization bodies such as the IETF, Broadband Forum, ITU, and MEF. RAD is a member of the $1.2 billion RAD Group of companies, a world leader in networking and internetworking product solutions. RAD site: www.rad.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/RADdatacomms

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