To give optical ethernet the same service restoration capability as SONET, the IEEE 802.17
working group is developing a high-availability ring standard, called resilient packet ring (RPR), for transporting IP data, voice and video traffic, with the capability to restore interrupted service in less than 50 milliseconds.
Novilit, Inc., Marlborugh, Mass., is driving the adoption of RPR in Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) by providing an expedient path for the development of new networking systems by equipment vendors with introduction of the networking industry's first commercially available 802.17, RPR protocol stack.
NOVILIT, Inc., the leader in communications protocol implementation technologies and services, today announced the networking industry's first release and commercial availability of the .03 pre-ratification version of the IEEE 802.17, Resilient Packet Ring (RPR).
Novilit, which invented the Novilit Protocol AnyWare (NPA) development environment, used its own leading edge technology to develop a full implementation of the 802.17 protocol stack and decode in less than 45 days.
In conjunction with these companies, we are assisting the industry in forwarding the work of the IEEE 802.17 Working Group.
Novilit's release of version .03 of 802.17 is a full-featured implementation of the IEEE international standards organization's work to date.
Novilit's release of 802.17 hallmarks outstanding performance, and supports today's high-end routing and switching requirements when implemented within any networking platform, including: high speed optical, core routers and switches, broadband, and wireless systems.