A company who create the communication infrastructures for public and private operators in Italy, has recently call on CIE Telematica to find monitoring solution for business services over SDH.
The customer’s need is to monitor a service on SDH / PDH link, through a device that is compact but at the same time offers combo ports in fiber and copper, both from the user side that within the network, and that could also supports third party SFP. This device must be able to send information, such as alarms and traps, relating to the link monitored, in such a way as to allow to restore the operation of the link and correct possible fault.
The product proposed by CIE is MiNID, a programmable network interface device, which is part of the RAD D-NFV portfolio based on FPGA core (not X.86 platform). This product is a plug & play solution, which allows to perform an upgrade of legacy network equipment and the introduction of new services.
MiNID is available in two versions: SFP sleeve, to upgrade the existing install base with minimum commissioning costs, and in the standalone version, compact size suitable and flexible interface selection.
For client’s necessity, CIE Telematics has decided to propose MiNID in its standalone version:
MiNID offers Service Demarcation functionality:
and Monitoring and Diagnostic functionality:
Considering the scenario of this particular application, MiNID has been inserted into the link which has to be monitored, and it replace the copper and fiber media-converter present within it, since MiNID standalone, in addition to functions of demarcation and monitoring on Layer-2, also acts like an intelligent media converter, and allowing to monitor the service and giving the opportunity to quickly find problems relating to the SDH / PDH link, the whole with reduced investments.