Proving Sync over Ethernet works

Published by Chronos Technology

Chronos contribution to EANTC Interoperability Showcase at MPLS & Ethernet World Congress 2009

Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, 9 March 2009 – Chronos Technology contributed equipment to the Interoperability Showcase organised by EANTC AG (European Advanced Networking Test Centre) at the MPLS & Ethernet World Congress which provides network operators with an in-depth view into the latest advances in MPLS and Ethernet based solutions.

Chronos provided Rubidium clock sources and SyncWatch synchronisation monitoring probes, which combined with Calnex’s Paragon in-line impairment test system, successfully demonstrated a total sync testing solution for service providers considering or implementing Next Generation Networks.     In advance of the MPLS event, a series of rigorous tests took place at EANTC’s lab in Berlin.   Supported by Chronos, Calnex Solutions successfully participated in the interoperability testing of the Precision Time Protocol (IEEE 1588 v2) and Synchronous Ethernet as viable solutions for clock synchronisation of mobile base station. The testing was conducted with the Rubidium, SyncWatch and Paragon products. The combination of SyncWatch probe and Paragon ensures that E1 or 2MHz timing performance and packet delay variation or 1588v2 / NTP timing errors may be simultaneously monitored and correlated. This important data enables applications and network equipment to be fully evaluated so that risks associated with their deployment in existing networks can be quantified. As operators migrate to NGN architectures they need assurance that synchronisation over Ethernet or IP/MPLS works before they deploy it to carry customer traffic. About EANTC
The European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC) offers vendor-neutral consultancy and test facilities for network equipment manufacturers, service providers and enterprise customers. Primary business areas include interoperability, conformance, and performance testing for Carrier Ethernet, IP/MPLS, and Triple Play technologies and applications.   About Chronos Technology Established in 1986, Chronos is a specialist provider and system integrator of technical solutions for synchronisation, time of day and remote monitoring applications in telecom networks. Chronos designs and manufactures the SyncWatch technology.   About Calnex Solutions Calnex Solutions is a provider of test solutions for the emerging Packet Transport and Carrier Ethernet network technologies. With over 100 years of experience in Telecoms Test in the company's executive team, Calnex is emerging as a leader in enabling the migration of networks to next generation technologies such as Sync-E, 1588v2 PTP, CES, Ethernet OAM, PBT, MPLS-TP.    For more information please contact: Louise Davies Chronos Technology Limited Tel: +44 (0)1594 862200 Email: louise.davies@chronos.co.uk       Links: www.eantc.com www.syncwatch.com www.chronos.co.uk www.calnexsol.com

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