EchoVault and EX14, a small NID with smart management

Frankfurt, Germany, April 16, 2013 – Creanord and AimValley announce the integration of the EX14 Network Interface Device in the Creanord EchoVault management system. EchoVault lets carriers bridge the SLA Gap™ by providing a carrier-grade Service and SLA delivery platform that accelerates the managed Ethernet access turn-up and automates SLA reporting.

“The combination of AimValley’s Smart Devices and Creanord’s software is very powerful. The EX14 NID combines a small size with a rich feature set and can now be managed with the user friendly EchoVault system. This allows our customers to roll out high-performance Ethernet services quickly.” said Jan Venema, CTO of AimValley.“We continue at the forefront of SLA management providers by integrating the best in class devices. The EX14 is a good example. A small and low power NID with a large set of SLA measurement features inside.” said Antti Pappila, CTO of Creanord.

The EX14 Transport NID supports Connectivity Fault Management (IEEE 802.1ag CFM), Frame Loss Measurement (ITU-T Y.1731 LM) and Frame Delay Measurement (ITU-T Y.1731 DM) to monitor and optimize Service Level Agreements (SLA). Using EchoVault, network operators can provision and monitor all relevant parameters for optimal Quality of Experience. Because of its small size and low power consumption, the EX14 is ideally suited for Mobile Backhaul and Business Ethernet Access applications in locations with space and dissipation restrictions.

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About Creanord
Creanord is the leader in SLA, assisting carriers and service providers to streamline networks and business operations by providing a comprehensive solution for SLA management and for strengthening customer loyalty.
The company has expanding partner network responding to customer needs in Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and Australia.

About AimValley
AimValley is a global supplier of telecom and data networking solutions that enable network operators to provide services with optimized quality of experience. With its innovative solutions for Ethernet demarcation, Circuit Emulation and Carrier Class switching, AimValley addresses the demands of next generation packet based networks, supporting applications ranging from legacy based services to bandwidth demanding data and video. For more information about AimValley, please visit