LightRiver Technologies, Inc., and Unique Computer Services together announce today the immediate availability of Release 3.2 of Unique’s netFLEX® Management System. The announcement comes upon the successful completion of customer testing and training at LightRiver’s Factory Built Network facility in Concord, CA.

netFLEX Release 3.2 adds additional support for various WDM multiservice transport systems, to simplify the provisioning of Ethernet services by extending Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Management with automated Ethernet Ring Protection (ERP), 802.1ag Connectivity Fault Management (CFM) enhancements, and ERP control service provisioning.

“The netFLEX software let us do in twenty minutes what formerly took four hours to do,” states Stephen Johns, LightRiver Senior Data Networking Specialist. “netFLEX software empowers multivendor management for next-generation and legacy networks. Specifically for LightRiver, the software makes testing and training for our customers a complete success, as proven with a recent major customer of ours.”

According to Ken Cinque, who led Unique’s on-site support at Concord, “The netFLEX application dramatically simplifies the provisioning and on-going management of very complex networks.”

netFLEX software provides end-to-end multivendor network management across next generation Wave Division Multiplexor, IP, Ethernet, as well as supporting legacy SONET/TDM telecommunications networks. This enables faster service turn-up, rapid and error free provisioning, real-time fault management, and advanced performance management. Network element backup features provide enhanced disaster recovery, while auto-discovery of network inventory provides accurate data for management and planning.

Unique’s netFLEX® Management System is available today, sold directly from LightRiver Technologies. For more information, please contact [email protected].