a leading provider of business, information technology, and
communications solutions, today announced the next generation of its NETSMART
1500 software, greatly simplifying and accelerating Ethernet Service
Provisioning, Traffic Engineering and Service Assurance. Thanks to new
GUI (Graphical User Interface)-driven tools using standardized MEF
(Metro Ethernet Forum) terminology, advanced route selection of Connection
Oriented Ethernet (COE) paths becomes a point-and-click operation,
enabling operators to deploy revenue-generating Ethernet services more
quickly than ever.
As service providers deploy popular MEF E-Line and new E-Access
services, NETSMART 1500 software intuitively integrates into current and
new applications. The software uniformly manages all layers of a packet
optical network integrating SONET, SDH, ROADM and Connection
Oriented Ethernet (COE) into a single network management
application, allowing service providers to most efficiently manage their
network resources from the photonics layer to the packet laer.
With NETSMART 1500 software, users no longer need in-depth knowledge of
Carrier Ethernet parameters to provision a new Ethernet service.
NETSMART 1500 software uses MEF terminology and default settings for
commonly used MEF Ethernet service attributes, enabling users to
configure their customers' unique Ethernet service attributes, such as
bandwidth and CoS (Class-of-Service) identification. Now, when users
need to define bandwidth and Quality-of-Service (QoS) terms, NETSMART
1500 software will implement the associated profiles across all
FLASHWAVE® packet optical networking platforms, automatically accounting
for the different functionality and release levels of those various
elements. This eliminates operator configuration errors that normally
arise when configuring different platforms. In testing, NETSMART 1500
software fully provisioned an MEF-compliant E-Line or E-Access service
in less than one minute and troubleshooting the services takes just
Such ease-of-use and rapid results are due in large part to the
easy-to-use GUI, but can also be attributed to a number of inventive
resources designed into the system. For example, once service
provisioning is initially completed, the route and profile selected may
be saved and used as a template, making future service provisioning
changes even faster.
"Point and click GUI based provisioning of MEF-compliant Ethernet
services is a critical requirement of nearly every network operator,"
said Ron Kline, Principal Analyst Network Infrastructure at Ovum. "The
ability to accelerate time to market for new revenue-generating COE
services-one of the strongest growing markets-is even more important."
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology
(ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions
and services. Over 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than
100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the
future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702)
reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$54 billion) for
the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.
About Fujitsu Network Communications
Fujitsu Network Communications Inc., headquartered in Richardson, Texas,
is an innovator in Connection-Oriented Ethernet and optical transport
technologies. A market leader in packet optical networking solutions,
WDM and SONET, Fujitsu offers a broad portfolio of multivendor network
services as well as end-to-end solutions for design, implementation,
migration, support and management of optical networks. For seven
consecutive years Fujitsu has been named the U.S. photonics patent
leader, and is the only major optical networking vendor to manufacture
its own equipment in North America. Fujitsu has over 500,000 network
elements deployed by major North American carriers across the US,
Canada, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please see: http://us.fujitsu.com/telecom.
FLASHWAVE® and NETSMART® are trademarks of Fujitsu Network
Communications Inc. (USA). Fujitsu, the Fujitsu logo, and "shaping
tomorrow with you" are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fujitsu
Limited in the United States and other countries. All rights reserved.
All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided
in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject
to change without advance notice. Configuration requirements for certain
uses are described in the product documentation. Features and
specifications subject to change without notice.
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