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PTP IEEE 1588-2008 added to WanStaX

Since its launch less than a year ago, Asidua’s WanStaX portfolio has aided the ‘go to market’ development of many of today’s leading global telecom equipment manufacturers. Building on these successes, the Belfast based telecoms provider has announced significant capital investments to further enhance their WanStaX portfolio with the support of Precision Time Protocol (PTP) IEEE 1588-2008.

WanStaX, Asidua’s branded portfolio of software products, are designed specifically for use with PMC-Sierra’s WinPath network processor family. In addition to their Application Framework, the WanStaX portfolio includes a range of international standards compliant control layer protocol software stacks that allow telecommunications equipment vendors to support “Carrier Ethernet” services.

Aimed at enhancing their WanStaX portfolio, the Belfast based telecoms company has recently made significant capital investments into its infrastructure and equipment for Precision Time Protocol (PTP) IEEE 1588-2008 development and test.

“Here at Asidua we have always placed a strong emphasis on the continuous investment and improvement of our products and services,” explains Asidua Chief Executive, Steve Brankin. “Following its launch last year we have been able to successfully expand our WanStaX portfolio through the introduction of our Application Framework which allows telecom equipment manufacturers to take months out of their development programmes. To build on these enhancements, we have now made a significant capital investment within our product testing environment. These new investments, sourced from our longstanding supplier Data Edge, will enable our WanStaX portfolio to support Precision Time Protocol (PTP).”

Paul Phelan, Chief Technology Officer at Data Edge, Ireland’s largest and most experienced network and application performance management company, outlined the relationship with Asidua. "Data Edge has worked with Asidua for the last 8 years, providing various Ethernet packet testing equipment such as the Spirent STC 2U and Adtech AX4000 system.

Paul continued: “Late in 2012, we were approached by Asidua for a solution aimed at providing PTP IEEE 1588-2008 support for their WanStaX portfolio. Having been involved in Telecom Synchronisation in Ireland for over 17 years, we were able to recommend a tailored solution that would best suit their requirements.”
Head of Device Services at Asidua, Eddie Millsopp, explained more about why the company is seeking to add PTP IEEE1588-2008 to the WanStaX range.

“Our WanStaX portfolio enables global telecoms equipment manufactures to aggressively reduce their product development timescales. However, the increased preference in Ethernet as the transport technology behind the wide area network (WAN) arena, brings with it an increased requirement for distributing synchronisation over packet Networks; a requirement we were keen to meet for our customers.”

Eddie continued: “Through our investment in new telecoms testing infrastructure and equipment, our WanStaX portfolio will soon support PTP (Precision Time Protocol) and SyncE (Synchronous Ethernet) standards. This will mean that our customers will not only be able to reduce development cycles, but also easily comply with the demanding ITU G.8265.1 (Telecom Profile) and ITU G.8261/G.823 industry standards.”

In concluding the investment announcement, Steve went on to say: “Already our WanStaX range is helping a number of equipment manufacturers across the globe. With this new investment, we are confident that our ‘off the shelf’ PMC WinPath designed software stacks will allow our customers to better meet the ever demanding timescales and standards set by telecom service providers.”

To find out more about Asidua’s WanStaX portfolio and to download an a demonstration of their Application Framework, visit

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About Asidua

Asidua is endorsed by PMC® as a preferred supplier for providing a complete portfolio of software components and niche professional services focused on the WinPathTM product family. WanStaX is Asidua’s branded portfolio of software products designed specifically for use with PMC-Sierra’s WinPathTM network processor family. Currently the Asidua WanStaX range includes:

•WanStaX Application Framework - a market ready, richly featured, extensible control plane software solution specifically designed for PMC-Sierra's WinPathTM network processor range
•WanStaX Carrier Ethernet - a portfolio of market ready, rich featured, Carrier Ethernet control stack solutions that incorporate Link Aggregation, Link OAM, CFM and Performance Monitoring

From their headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Asidua teams have successfully delivered solutions for a wide range of equipment suppliers including Tier 1s & 2s from across the globe. For more information on Asidua’s WanStaX portfolio, visit

About Data Edge

Established in 1989, Data Edge is Ireland’s largest and most experienced network and application performance management company. With unrivaled experience of traditional and next-generation communication systems in Ireland, Data Edge provides products and services that enable customers to deliver the best possible end-user experience.

Data Edge has exclusive partnerships with some of the world’s leading IT and performance management vendors, such as Spirent, Symmetricom, Anritsu and CA, to provide high-quality solutions to carrier, enterprise and government customers. Its headquarters are in Bray, Co. Wicklow. For more information, visit

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