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[December 04, 2012]

Fujitsu Announces Next Generation of Network Management Software for Greatly Simplified Ethernet Service Management

RICHARDSON, Texas --(Business Wire)--

Fujitsu, a leading provider of business, information technology, and communications solutions, today announced the next generation of its NETSMART 1500 software, greatly simplifying and accelerating Ethernet Service Provisioning, Traffic Engineering and Service Assurance. Thanks to new GUI (Graphical User Interface)-driven tools using standardized MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum (News - Alert)) terminology, advanced route selection of Connection Oriented Ethernet (COE) paths becomes a point-and-click operation, enabling operators to deploy revenue-generating Ethernet services more quickly than ever.

As service providers deploy popular MEF (News - Alert) E-Line and new E-Access services, NETSMART 1500 software intuitively integrates into current and new applications. The software uniformly manages all layers of a packet optical network integrating SONET, SDH, ROADM and Connection Oriented Ethernet (COE) into a single network management application, allowing service providers to most efficiently manage their network resources from the photonics layer to the packet laer.

With NETSMART 1500 software, users no longer need in-depth knowledge of Carrier Ethernet parameters to provision a new Ethernet service. NETSMART 1500 software uses MEF terminology and default settings for commonly used MEF Ethernet service attributes, enabling users to configure their customers' unique Ethernet service attributes, such as bandwidth and CoS (Class-of-Service) identification. Now, when users need to define bandwidth and Quality-of-Service (QoS) terms, NETSMART 1500 software will implement the associated profiles across all FLASHWAVE® packet optical networking platforms, automatically accounting for the different functionality and release levels of those various elements. This eliminates operator configuration errors that normally arise when configuring different platforms. In testing, NETSMART 1500 software fully provisioned an MEF-compliant E-Line or E-Access service in less than one minute and troubleshooting the services takes just seconds.

Such ease-of-use and rapid results are due in large part to the easy-to-use GUI, but can also be attributed to a number of inventive resources designed into the system. For example, once service provisioning is initially completed, the route and profile selected may be saved and used as a template, making future service provisioning changes even faster.

"Point and click GUI based provisioning of MEF-compliant Ethernet services is a critical requirement of nearly every network operator," said Ron Kline, Principal Analyst Network Infrastructure at Ovum (News - Alert). "The ability to accelerate time to market for new revenue-generating COE services-one of the strongest growing markets-is even more important."

About Fujitsu (News - Alert)

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu Network Communications

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc., headquartered in Richardson (News - Alert), Texas, is an innovator in Connection-Oriented Ethernet and optical transport technologies. A market leader in packet optical networking solutions, WDM and SONET, Fujitsu offers a broad portfolio of multivendor network services as well as end-to-end solutions for design, implementation, migration, support and management of optical networks. For seven consecutive years Fujitsu has been named the U.S. photonics patent leader, and is the only major optical networking vendor to manufacture its own equipment in North America. Fujitsu has over 500,000 network elements deployed by major North American carriers across the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please see: http://us.fujitsu.com/telecom.

FLASHWAVE® and NETSMART® are trademarks of Fujitsu Network Communications Inc. (USA). Fujitsu, the Fujitsu logo, and "shaping tomorrow with you" are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fujitsu Limited in the United States and other countries. All rights reserved. All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice. Configuration requirements for certain uses are described in the product documentation. Features and specifications subject to change without notice.


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