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RADview EMS Validated as Compatible with IBM’s Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus

RAD Among First Vendors to Employ Industry’s Leading OSS Program in Cellular Backhaul Solutions


MAHWAH, New Jersey, June 24, 2008: RADview-EMS, the carrier-class, modular, client-server, scalable element management system from RAD Data Communications, has been validated as Ready for IBM Tivoli Software. This validation is an indication that RADview-EMS is integrated with IBM’s Tivoli Netcool®/OMNIbus™ software, which delivers real-time, centralized monitoring of complex networks and IT domains. 


Widely recognized as the industry’s leading OSS (Operations Support System) program, Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus enables network managers to concentrate all their fault management in one package. RAD will be among the first companies in the industry to apply the Netcool/OMNIbus program to solutions deployed in cellular backhaul networks.


“This is particularly good news not only for cellular operators, but also utilities, ISPs, and service providers requiring carrier class solutions,” states Ben Kapon, RADview Product Line Manager at RAD Data Communications. “Given that their networks increasingly are comprised of products manufactured by different vendors, management is now more crucial than ever before. 


“As networks become more complex, the greater the need to employ OSS to ensure management of their multi-vendor components from a central site.” 


T-Mobile, which is using RAD Data Communications equipment to ramp up its backhaul infrastructure in readiness for the latest generation of mobile HSDPA data services, is one RAD customer using RADview-EMS and Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus for element management in its network. 


RADview received the Ready for IBM Tivoli Software technical validation in a record three months. “This testifies to the quality and reliability of RAD network management,” Kapon notes. “We were not asked to make any changes at all to RADview for it to be declared fully compatible with Netcool/OMNIbus.” 


RADview-EMS provides security, inventory, configuration, performance and fault management capabilities, as well as advanced security management functionality, allowing a wide span of control and command. It maximizes infrastructure utilization by implementing load sharing among a number of servers.


The Netcool/OMNIbus integration module for RADview-EMS provides SNMP trap-based integration. RADview-EMS sends SNMP traps to Netcool/OMNIbus via the SNMP probe and the associated configuration rules file and notifies Netcool of alarms and events. RADview-EMS can be found in Tivoli’s Open Process Automation Library at ibm.com/software/Tivoli/opal. 


About RAD


Established in 1981, privately owned RAD Data Communications has achieved international recognition as a major manufacturer of high quality access equipment for data communications and telecommunications applications. These solutions serve the data and voice access requirements of service providers, incumbent and new carriers, and enterprise networks, by reducing infrastructure investment costs while boosting competitiveness and profitability. The company’s installed base exceeds 10,000,000 units and includes more than 150 carriers and operators around the world. These customers are supported by 21 RAD offices and more than 300 channel partners in 164 countries. RAD is a member of the RAD Group of companies, a world leader in networking and internetworking product solutions. RAD Data Communications site: www.rad.com Press ContactBob Eliaz, Media Relations Manager, RAD Data CommunicationsTel: +972-3-6458134Fax: +972-3-6498250E-mail: bob@rad.com

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