Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC) has deployed the Service Assured Networking (SAN) solutions of RAD-a provider of critical-infrastructure communications for transportation systems-to enable voice, video, and data transmission along the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX).
According to Engineer Glenn G. Campos, Assistant Vice President for Technology and Operations Management at MNTC: "RAD's Service Assured Networking solution was chosen because it is a true hybrid capability that enables cost savings and smooth migration."
The SAN solution was implemented for the operational WAN application of NLEX, using RAD's Megaplex-4 multiservice networking platform and the RADview management to deliver both legacy and IP services over TDM and packet switched infrastructure, simultaneously.
In addition, the SAN solution fits high availability requirements, featuring complete hardware, service and system redundancy to ensure maximum service uptime.
NLEX-which connects Metro Manila to two northern provinces in the Philippines-has a fully computerised management system to perform a wide variety of functions like toll collection, traffic management and intelligent transport systems.
"RAD's SAN solution dramatically reduces both CapEx and OpEx by simultaneously supporting both SDH and Ethernet rings," said Campos.
"The ability to securely handle a broad range of data, voice and video services in a single network element while supporting both Ethernet and SDH technologies, coupled with robust management, makes SAN a perfect fit for the needs of mass transportation communications," said Franck Darmon, Vice President and General Manager of International Markets at RAD.
"We are proud to know that it is now being utilised in the Philippines to ensure efficient operations for an infrastructure serving millions of motorists," added Darmon.
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