BTI Systems Receives MEF Carrier Ethernet Certification

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microWDM GE Muxponder certified to drive Gigabit services at the Optical Edge.

The MEF 9 certification ensures our customers will experience uniform gigabit services across video build outs, wireless backhaul, and wholesale service networks.

BTI Systems, a global supplier of Optical Edge networking solutions for the delivery of gigabit services, today announced that is has become a member of the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) to bring its Packet Optical Edge capabilities to the carrier Ethernet community. As part of its commitment to the MEF, BTI has certified its Dual GE Muxponder product line to the MEF 9 Carrier Ethernet technical standard.

"Aligning with the Metro Ethernet Forum positions BTI to actively shape Carrier Ethernet standards at the Optical Edge," said Glenn Thurston, Vice President of Marketing, BTI Systems. "The MEF 9 certification ensures our customers will experience uniform gigabit services across video build outs, wireless backhaul, and wholesale service networks."

BTI Systems underwent testing by Iometrix, the networking industry's preeminent testing authority, in accordance with the MEF approved test plans for MEF 9. MEF 9 certification confirms Ethernet service conformity at the user network interface (UNI), where the subscriber's and service provider's responsibilities meet. The results demonstrate that BTI's Dual GE Muxponder products deliver Ethernet Private Line (EPL) services compliant with the technical standard.

"Carriers are forced to deploy higher data rate applications and it is imperative that the industry works together to integrate and develop solutions that deliver consistent and reliable Ethernet service," said Nan Chen, President, Metro Ethernet Forum. "We are pleased to have BTI Systems joining our ranks and engaging the Carrier Ethernet community with the capabilities needed for capacity needed at the Optical Edge."

About BTI Systems:
BTI Systems helps service providers respond rapidly and cost-effectively to the demand for bandwidth growth in today's gigabit world. BTI provides fiber optic systems to expand network fiber capacity by 100X to support the increase in network traffic driven by rich video applications and media content. BTI's Netstenderâ„¢ platform -- the industry's first microWDM system -- extends high-bandwidth transport services to the Optical Edge. By consolidating key transport capabilities (DWDM/CWDM, optical multiplexing, amplification, dispersion compensation and wavelength translation) in a 2U platform, Netstender meets the stringent quality and usability requirements of service providers enabling them to dramatically improve the economics of delivering today's bandwidth hungry broadband internet, video and wireless services. For more information, visit http://www.btisystems.com.

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