Software Suite delivers Ethernet OAM solution.

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InterPort(TM) Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) OAM and Service OAM (S-OAM) v2.0 allow network equipment providers to enhance Ethernet network solutions. Directly integrating into new and existing equipment, modules offer management and monitoring capabilities across range of applications for data center, service provider, and industrial Ethernet networks. InterPort EFM OAM software module is portable implementation of all management and control plane components of IEEE 802.3ah Clause 57.



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AFORE Announces InterPort(TM) Ethernet Link OAM and Enhanced Service OAM Software Solution



Offers seamless OAM for Ethernet Networks in Metro Ethernet, Broadband Access, 3G/4G Wireless Infrastructure and Industrial Network Applications

OTTAWA, July 16 -- AFORE Solutions, Inc. a leader in the design and delivery of technology solutions for network equipment providers and embedded systems today announced the immediate availability of its InterPort(TM) Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) OAM and advanced Release 2.0 Service OAM (S-OAM) licensable software solutions which allow network equipment providers to enhance their Ethernet network solutions.

"The new InterPort offerings represent a valuable extension to AFORE's expanding software product line," said Alex Berlin, CEO of AFORE Solutions. "Furthermore, these new modules can be directly integrated into new and existing equipment providing advanced management and monitoring capabilities across a broad range of applications for data center, service provider and industrial Ethernet networks."

The InterPort EFM OAM software module is a portable implementation of all management and control plane components of IEEE 802.3ah Clause 57, also known as Link OAM. Ethernet Link OAM includes mechanisms for monitoring link operation, such as remote fault indication and remote loopback control. The standard compliant InterPort EFM OAM software module enables equipment manufacturers to rapidly and cost-effectively offer robust features on their next-generation Ethernet product lines.

Release 2.0 of AFORE's InterPort Service OAM software suite is also generally available and provides enhanced capabilities including simultaneous support of IEEE 802.1ag and ITU-T Y.1731, multicast loopback support and enhanced MIB ready APIs. AFORE's InterPort S-OAM software offers comprehensive connectivity fault management, alarm notification, trouble shooting, and performance monitoring capabilities to enable enhanced Ethernet capabilities utilizing existing platforms.

InterPort solutions for 802.3ah EFM OAM integrate seamlessly with the AFORE InterPort SOAM (802.1ag/Y.1731) and G.8031 Ethernet protection switching modules.

AFORE's InterPort software modules are platform independent solutions for Metro Ethernet, WiMAX, LTE and Microwave backhaul systems in addition to meeting the needs of enterprise backbone and industrial Ethernet equipment providers.

About AFORE Solutions:

AFORE is a leading provider of innovative technology solutions for network equipment providers spanning both wire line and wireless network infrastructures and applications. AFORE's solutions are based on advanced design capabilities, system expertise and InterPort(TM) software technology for Ethernet, Wireless Backhaul, Broadband Access and Data Center applications. Visit: www.aforesolutions.com. Bringing Network Systems to Life(TM)

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