Intune Networks delivers world's first NEBS certified distributed switch

Dublin – 8th January 2013

The iVX8000, Intune's unique packet optical switching system, becomes the world's first distributed switch to be NEBS certified for use in carrier networks in the United States
Intune Networks announce NEBS certification for its iVX8000. The system, which is uniquely able to switch and transport packets simultaneously over hundreds of miles, is ideally suited for carriers. It is able to transform distributed data centres into single unified platforms, deliver large-scale video-on-demand services and it will help transform the next-generation of metro networks into software controlled computing platforms.


John Dunne, Intune's Chief Technology Officer said, 'Our customers have highly demanding environments, so their requirements for resiliency and safety are of the highest standard. Achieving NEBS certification is extremely important for our customers in North America, but also an endorsement of our system for major carriers all around the world.'


NEBS (Network Equipment-Building System) standards certify systems as being suitable for use in a typical United States RBOC Central Office. Certification is granted to systems that can pass a rigorous set of safety, spatial and environmental tests including resistance to earthquakes, lightning strikes and fire.

Arthur Smith, Intune's Chief Operating Officer added, 'In my experience, it is noteworthy for any system to achieve NEBS compliance at its first attempt, and it is particularly creditable that our engineers have built such an innovative system that is also so robust.'


The testing was carried out by independent testing laboratory MET. MET is a global test and certification laboratory providing EMC, environmental, product safety and telecom testing. MET's designation as a Verizon certified Independent Test Laboratory for NEBS highlights the recognition of MET certification by all of the US RBOCs. MET also works closely with AT&T and their NEDS standards.