July 30, 2008 -- IMC Networks, a manufacturer of optical access devices for local and wide area networks, announced that the service provided by its FiberLinX-II family of optical demarcation devices has received MEF 9 certification from the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF). The certification was awarded after testing by Iometrix, the MEF's authorized independent testing authority.
"We congratulate IMC Networks on joining the ever-increasing number of equipment manufacturers who have successfully obtained MEF 9 certification," comments Mr. 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."
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.
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; all three versions can be ordered with a variety of fiber types and connectors, including CWDM and single-strand fiber.
"More and more of our customers are asking if our equipment is MEF certified, and we're also seeing this request on RFQs," notes Tim Templeton, director of marketing at the privately held IMC Networks. "Now that we have successfully attained certification, we'll bring even greater value to our customers."