IMC Networks, a manufacturer of optical access solutions for local and wide area networks, announced today that the service provided by its FiberLinX-II family of optical demarcation devices has received MEF 9 certification from the Metro Ethernet Forum. The certification was awarded after testing by Iometrix, the MEF’s authorized independent testing authority.
The MEF certification program is designed to assure business users that when one or more certified service providers combine to deliver a local or global Carrier Ethernet service, the service will perform according to the agreed service level specification and to a known international standard. Selecting certified equipment reduces the risk to IT departments when designing and deploying the new advanced Carrier Ethernet networks. MEF 9 defines tests that can be applied to E-Line (Ethernet Private Line and Ethernet Virtual Private Line) as well as E-LAN Ethernet services.
“We congratulate IMC Networks on joining the ever-increasing number of equipment manufacturers who have successfully obtained MEF 9 certification,” said Nan Chen, MEF President. “The continuing growth of the MEF membership and certification programs is yet further evidence of the escalating migration to Carrier Ethernet from legacy WAN alternatives,” he added.
“More and more of our customers are asking if our equipment is MEF certified, and we’re also seeing this request on RFQs,” said Tim Templeton, Director of Marketing at privately held IMC Networks. “Now that we have successfully attained certification, we’ll bring even greater value to our customers.”
The three members of IMC Networks’ FiberLinX-II family have been shown to deliver certified MEF 9 services: iMcV-FiberLinX-II, a 10/100Base-TX to 100Base-FX copper to optical demarcation module, iMcV-Giga-FiberLinX-II, a 10/100/1000Base-TX to 1000Base-FX copper to optical demarcation module and IE-MiniFiberLinX-II, a compact, standalone version of the iMcV-FiberLinX-II. IMC offers flexible mounting options for the two modular versions, and all three versions can be ordered with a variety of fiber types and connectors, including CWDM and single-strand fiber. The certified products are all available today from IMC Network’s worldwide network of distributors and online retailers. For more information, visit http://www.imcnetworks.com/HowToBuy /.
About IMC Networks
Networking the world since 1988, IMC Networks is a leading provider of copper to fiber media converters and intelligent Optical Ethernet and Fiber to the Premises solutions. ISO 9001:2000 registered IMC Networks supports a variety of networking technologies, including Ethernet, T1/E1 and DS3/E3. For more information contact the company at: 19772 Pauling, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610; Tel. 800-624-1070 or 949-465-3000; or at http://www.imcnetworks.com
About the MEF
The MEF is a global industry alliance comprising more than 150 organizations including telecommunications service providers, cable MSOs, network equipment/software manufacturers, semiconductors vendors and testing organizations. The MEF’s mission is to accelerate the worldwide adoption of Carrier-class Ethernet networks and services. The MEF develops Carrier Ethernet technical specifications and implementation agreements to promote interoperability and deployment of Carrier Ethernet worldwide.