The LLDP Advantage – Link Layer Discovery Protocol Enhances Overall Service Performance

The implementation of the LLDP feature in the Media Links MD8000 platform represents a significant industry milestone for IP-based, contribution quality media transport equipment.

As faster and less expensive gigabit Ethernet networks further grow displacing older legacy TDM-based circuits, LLDP will assume an even greater role in assisting network operations personnel monitor and maintain network reliability, availability and integrity. LLDP traps can be directed to umbrella management systems such as Media Links’ NetGazer® NMS or multiple NMS systems separately managing both Layer 1 optical and Layer 2/3 Ethernet/IP networks, providing greater fault visibility, event correlation and root cause analysis. Simple to deploy and simple to use, LLDP functionality can improve network availability, customer satisfaction, and overall service performance in any regional, national, or global media transport network.

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