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NEI's Telecommunications Platform Achieves NEBS Level 3 Certification


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March 02, 2010

NEI's Telecommunications Platform Achieves NEBS Level 3 Certification

By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor

NEI announced that its next-generation telecommunications platform -- the A-13000 multi-vendor 10G ATCA (Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture) -- has achieved NEBS Level 3 Certification.

Achieving this standard guarantees that equipment intended for use in telecom central office environments has met an extensive set of environmental and safety tests to ensure network performance and reliability under extreme conditions.
Officials with NEI said that the A-13000 provides carriers, service providers and telecommunications equipment manufacturers with an integrated, scalable and high-availability platform designed to accommodate the rapid deployment of wire-speed communication applications such as WiMAX and LTE (News - Alert).
The company officials said that NEI has uniquely combined standard ATCA components from multiple vendors into a fully integrated and tested carrier-grade solution to create a platform on which Network Equipment Providers and TEMs can quickly and reliably deliver multimedia and other throughput-dependent applications.
“We leveraged technology from seven of our trusted technology partners including Emerson Network Power, Kontron (News - Alert), RadiSys, Pentair, Astute Networks, ZYNX Networks and Diversified Technologies to build the A-13000 platform,” said Jeff Hudgins, vice president of marketing, NEI, in a statement.
Hudgins said that by achieving NEBS Level 3 Certification with a fully integrated best-in-class platform, NEI successfully demonstrated its leadership capabilities using technologies that carriers need today.
“NEBS Level 3 Certification ensures that our A-Series 10G ATCA platforms are viable for use in carrier-grade central offices and can simplify installation, reduce maintenance costs and accelerate time-to-market,” he said.
NEI is a provider of application platforms, appliances and lifecycle support services for software developers, OEMs and service providers worldwide.
In February NEI announced that Technology Marketing Corporation’s INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine named the company’ s E-2710 DC-powered server as a recipient of its 2009 Product of the Year Award.
The E-2710 is a purpose-built, highly efficient server based on Dell’ s PowerEdge R710 platform built for DC-powered environments, and features Intel’ (News - Alert) s Xeon 5500 series processor to better scale power usage to the workload and make IT environments more energy efficient.
NEI is Dell’s (News - Alert) exclusive manufacturer of the E-2710 and a provider of support and deployment services as well as reverse logistics for the platform. The two companies co-market the product to enterprise and telecom service providers, application developers and OEMs worldwide.

Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anil’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri

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