Calnex and Symmetricom have worked closely together to provide and prove robust 1588v2 and SyncE solutions to customers. The companies have conducted extensive joint trials and deployments in labs and in carrier networks.
The testing that has been done broadly covers two areas – Interoperability and Performance. At Interoperability test events, such as those organized by EANTC (www.eantc.com), the Symmetricom TimeProvider® 5000 Grandmaster was demonstrated using the Calnex Paragon to operate successfully with equipment from numerous different manufacturers. Interoperability is a key challenge for network operators, which the Symmetricom TimeProvider 5000 addresses successfully. For the performance tests, the Calnex Paragon-X platform was used to emulate real network stress conditions between the Symmetricom TimeProvider 5000 Grandmaster and the TimeProvider 500 slave clock and then measure the quality of the recovered clock. These performance tests showed that the Symmetricom equipment operated within the specified network limits even under demanding load conditions.