NComm, Inc. Ethernet OAM Technology Selected by Comtrend, Inc.

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Comtrend, Inc. announces the selection of NComm's enhanced OAM software for its NexusLink 3121e

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Comtrend Inc., leading designer and manufacturer of broadband communication equipment, announces the selection of NComm’s enhanced Ethernet OAM (Operations, Administration, and Maintenance) software to be used in its NexusLink 3121e. The Ethernet OAM feature supports industry standard OAM protocols IEEE 802.3ah, IEEE 802.1ag, and ITU-T Y.1731, required to provision and troubleshoot Carrier Ethernet and Mobile Backhaul network deployments.

Comtrend selected NComm’s technology because the company offered a complete, drop-in, standards compliant, and pre-tested solution that accelerated time to market. “Not only did NComm deliver a stable source code necessary to merge the various OAM protocols seamlessly into our products, but they also provided excellent technical support during the entire integration phase, sparing us extensive and expensive resources which would have been required to develop this critical test capability from ground zero,” said Frank Chuang, Marketing VP of Comtrend Corporation.

“The success of NComm is based on the quality of our products and technical support that ensures the success of our customers,” said Bill Matern, President and Founder of NComm, Inc. “We believe the NComm software is a great addition to Comtrend’s already robust products.”

Comtrend’s Ethernet OAM feature allows technicians to easily provision and troubleshoot Link Level and Service Level OAM protocol handling. Link Level OAM (IEEE 802.3ah) test capabilities include link partner discovery, remote loopback, MIB retrieval, link event notifications such as link fault, critical event, and dying gasp. Service Level OAM (IEEE 802.1ag and ITU-T Y.1731) features for the purpose of fault management include the generation and analysis of the following messages: CCM (continuity check), LBM/LBR (loopback), and LTM/LTR (link trace). Performance metrics for delay and frame loss are additionally supported in the ITU-T Y.1731 OAM messages: DMM/DMR (delay measurement) and LMM/LMR (loss measurement).

About Comtrend
Comtrend, with more than 25 years of experience, has become one of the leading global providers of advanced networking solutions. Comtrend designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of networking equipment and software. Service providers, VARs, businesses and consumers look to Comtrend for broadband gateways, as well as the latest WiFi, Powerline, Coax and surveillance technologies. Comtrend remains committed to industry standards like G.hn for home networking, as well as interoperability and market-leading performance. People in businesses and homes around the world trust Comtrend to make their technology easier and more dependable. For more information, including Comtrend’s full lineup of networking solutions, please visit http://www.comtrend.com . (949) 753-9640.

About NComm
NComm delivers complete, standard compliant, source code packages that reduce LAN/WAN interface development time by staff years and dramatically reduce development cost. Its offerings eliminate an entire class of embedded software development for access technologies like Ethernet, T1, E1, T3, E3, SONET/SDH including Automatic Protection Switching, Primary Rate ISDN and Sync Status Message management. Using NComm's software, many companies have had their interfaces fully functional in a day rather than a year.

For more information, please visit the NComm website at http://www.ncomm.com or contact Bill Matern, sales(at)ncomm(dot)com , + 1- 603-347-5261 x32.

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