NEBS stand for "Network Equipment-Building System.” It includes spatial and environmental criteria and was developed by Bell Labs (News - Alert) in the 1970s, when it was considered to have the best state-of-the-art technology available.
The purpose behind the NEBS concept was to standardize equipment that would eventually be installed in a CO. The idea behind this being it would result in lower development costs and ease the equipment's introduction into the network.
Telecommunication Suppliers can benefit in countless ways by working with NEI and Telcordia (News - Alert) to integrate NEBS and reliability into product design.
By designing a product according to NEBS requirements, you can greatly reduce NEBS testing failures in almost every instance, thus reducing the cost of re-testing. Through a thorough investigation of NEBS compliance, suppliers can effectively cut NEBS testing time, and increase time to market.
Companies can cut the number of field complaints needed due to product failures, if all products are initially designed to pass NEBS testing, thus guaranteeing reliability. Also, businesses can reduce the number and costs of product retrofits.
Telcordia can provide integrated product NEBS testing, and Reliability and Manufacturing Analyses services to suppliers. Telcorida engineers offer high quality consulting and analytical expertise that is propelled by their real-world experience beyond the lab. Telcordia experts offer technical support, site management, root-cause analysis, and objective advice following many of the industry's most severe disasters. At their one-stop equipment testing campus, they can simulate virtually any environmental threat, as well as test for compliance in a wide range of other domestic and international standards.
Jamie Epstein is a TMCnet Web Editor. Previously she interned at News 12 Long Island as a reporter's assistant. After working as an administrative assistant for a year, she joined TMC (News - Alert) as a Web editor for TMCnet. Jamie grew up on the North Shore of Long Island and holds a bachelor's degree in mass communication with a concentration in broadcasting from Five Towns College. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Janice McDuffee