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IPITEK Adds New Carrier Class Ethernet Features Designed for Service to Business Parks

November 19 , 2017

CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA -- Integrated Photonics Technology (IPITEK), a leading designer, developer, manufacturer and supplier of Video-Optimized Intelligent Broadband Networks, announced today that it has added a number of new features to its MSP-1GE and MSP-10GE product lines specifically designed to provide high quality Ethernet-based services to business park customers. The features meet and exceed the new standards set forth in the Metro Ethernet Forum’s (MEF) 9, 14, and 17, the IEEE 802-3-2005 and International Telecommunications Union (ITU)Y.1731 Operational, Administration and Maintenance (OAM) Suite to address the OAM requirements needed to offer higher-grade service levels, proactive troubleshooting and monitoring for these business customers.

With the new features, IPITEK’s Carrier Ethernet product line, which includes the MSP-1GE, a customer premise platform; and the MSP-10GE, a powerful Layer 2 aggregation and transport platform, offers an ideal end-to-end network solution for service providers targeting business parks, and the company has been working with its cable MSO customers to bring these MEF-based solutions to the fiber-based higher bandwidth business services typical of office park deployments.

The key new features include:

  • End-to-end Layer 2 monitoring and troubleshooting, using Layer 2 OAM, such as Y.1731, which allows for quick and easy link verification and even fault isolation directly at the Ethernet Layer.
  • Cable TDR measurements between the customer interface and the network interface, enabling service providers to verify and isolate local wiring problems remotely.
  • Single fiber bi-directional optical plug-in diagnostic transceivers that reduce fiber consumption while proactively monitoring power levels of the fiber plant.
  • L2 Tunneling, which helps in transparently extending customers own LAN infrastructure across the WAN by tunneling link protocols normally terminated at the input to the WAN.
  • Per Queue policing, which allows the service provider to sell a rate limited real-time service and an individually rate limited best effort service using a single customer hand-off.
  • Wire-speed loopback of any data port enabling remote verification of customer circuit throughput before deployment or for re-verification during troubleshooting.

All of the above features are now included in IPITEK’s MSP-10GE and MSP-1GE Ethernet service units and are available as software and SFP upgrades to units already deployed.

Founded in 1982, IPITEK is a leading designer, developer, and manufacturer of advanced technology products and services that enable cable and telecommunications companies to process high quality analog and digital signals and better manage and expand their broadband networks. IPITEK offers cost-effective products that are manufactured domestically in top-notch production facilities, and provides a high degree of personalized service and customer care. The company's premiere MSP-10GE Optical Ethernet platform offers flexibility, efficiency and the convenience of technology interoperability, bandwidth-on-demand and remote monitoring. IPITEK ( is ISO-9001 certified and based in Carlsbad, CA.

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