January 14, 2013
Emerson Approved for its own GR1089 NEBS Qualification Testing
By Frank Griffin
TMCnet Contributing Writer
Smaller telecom manufacturing companies that don’t have in-house testing capabilities have longer post development qualification time cycles. This type of delay stops these companies from competing in different fields including bids for contracts where time is a critical part of the agreement. Emerson (News - Alert) Network Power has been approved to perform its own GR-1089 Network Equipment Building System, or NEBS, through the Verizon (News - Alert) NEBS Testing Certification Witnessing Program. By giving this opportunity to companies that need to produce early product development services, their post development qualification time cycle can be reduced by up to 25 percent with the in-house capability.
Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (ATCA or AdvancedTCA (News - Alert)) specification that is denoted PICMG 3.X is specification that is targeted for carrier grade communications equipment for the next generation. It is designed to support high speed and technologies that are interconnected for improved service, reliability and manageability.
Emerson Network Power (News - Alert) is a supplier of ATCA systems and blades. With this approval from Verizon, it will be able to provide a complete service to its customers. NEBS testing is generally performed by outside independent test labs and outsourcing the job results in more expense and time. Verizon approved Emerson after it audited the company in collaboration with National Technical Systems (NTS (News - Alert)) in its headquarters in Arizona.
“As one of the pioneers of integrated, application-ready ATCA systems, we are proud to be able to offer this new level of service to our customers and help them gain competitive advantage by trusting Emerson as their partner. This certification underlines our unrivalled depth and breadth of experience and expertise in telecom platforms. Having demonstrated this competence in NEBS testing, we are continuing to invest in R&D and other initiatives that help our customers get to market faster, with less risk and with a differentiated product,” said Brian Brown, vice president and general manager of marketing and services for Emerson Network Power’s Embedded Computing business.
Emerson has more than 25,000 ATCA systems and 200,000 blades that are deployed in carrier networks. The systems that are installed process more than 500 terabytes per second everyday around the world. The company specializes in allowing Business-Critical Continuity for data centers, healthcare, industrial facilities and telecommunications networks from grid to chip. These systems are used by original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and system integrators across many different industries around the world including aerospace/defense, industrial automation and telecommunications.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman