Pulsecom Extends Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Product Family With Ethernet NID

  Pulsecom Extends Carrier Ethernet2.0 Product Family With Ethernet NID

Business Wire

HERNDON, Va. -- November 05, 2012

Pulsecom, a Subsidiary of Hubbell Incorporated (NYSE: HUBA, HUBB; 2011
revenue: $2.9B), announces a further expansion of its Carrier Ethernet access
family with release of the SuperG NID, a CE 2.0 compliant EthernetNID purpose
built to exceed rigorous Tier 1 Service Provider criteria and deliver managed,
cost-effective carrier-to-carrier global services.

SuperG NID (Photo: Pulsecom)

SuperG NID (Photo: Pulsecom)

“We specifically wanted to design a CarrierEthernet NID that could scale to
support the number of services required by Tier 1 Service Providers,” says
Marco Mascitto, Pulsecom Business Development. “Many Carrier Ethernet NIDs on
the market claim to be suitable for deployment by Tier 1 Operators, but they
really don’t scale to support the number of EVCs required, and are limited by
SOAM functions implemented in software. Our hardware-based Y.1731
implementation ensures Service Providers can generate sufficient SOAM PDUs in
order to accurately report the Frame Delay (FD), Inter-Frame Delay Variation
(IFDV), and Frame Loss (FL) for each CoS-instance being monitored.
Hardware-based implementations are essential for sub-50ms protection switching
based on ETH-CC as well.”

The Carrier Ethernet 2.0 ready SuperG NID supports eight QoS queues per port,
multiple VLAN tag manipulation functions, per-port and per-EVC statistics,
dual token bucket policers, port shapers, and various protection schemes
including spanning tree, LAG, ITU-T G.8031 and G.8032, with secured management
plane access from the NetPulse Element Management System (EMS). All these
features come in a half-rack, fanless, NEBS certified package at a price point
that allows for cost-effective Mobile Backhaul.

“As Ethernet gets pushed out to smaller and smaller cell sites, the critical
need for accurate clock distribution doesn’t change,” says Dave Corp, Pulsecom
Engineering and Marketing. “The SuperG NID supports frequency distribution to
cell site equipment through ITU-T G.8262 compliant SyncE PHYs, IEEE 1588 PTP
compliant with the ITU-T G.8265.1 Telecom Profile and state-of-the-art
adaptive timing to make our solution ideal for the next challenges facing
Mobile Backhaul. Equally important, the SuperG family includes a unique DS1
CES architecture to eliminate QoS concerns for efficient multi-carrier and
E911 aggregation. Versions certified to GR-3108 Class 1, Class 3 and Class 4
environmental conditions are available.”

The SuperG NID can be used to generate Y.1564 Service Activation Tests to
verify circuits for correct Bandwidth Profile enforcement and for conformance
to SLA parameters prior to handing over circuits to subscribers. This is an
essential tool to ensure that EVCs are setup properly and avoids subsequent
truck-rolls to the subscriber’s site.

“Pulsecom is now setting their sights on solving some of the unique issues
associated with Small Cell RAN architectures,” Marco continues. “This is an
emerging market that Pulsecom is perfectly positioned to address with decades
of OSP experience.”

The SuperG NID is proudly designed and manufactured in the United States by
Pulsecom, an ISO9001:2008 and TL9000 certified company. For more information
on the SuperG family of products, visit Pulsecom at www.pulse.com.

About Pulsecom:

Established in 1963, Pulsecom became a subsidiary of Hubbell Incorporated
(NYSE: HUBA, HUBB) ten years later and today over 10,000,000 Pulsecom voice
and data circuits have been shipped to the public network. As the network
evolves from SONET to Ethernet, Pulsecom’s mission remains the same: lower the
cost of high bandwidth services by leveraging existing public network
infrastructure, minimizing provisioning requirements, simplifying testing and
troubleshooting and accelerating service delivery.

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Marco Mascitto, 515-808-6339
Business Development
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