BARCELONA, 25 February 2014 — OE Solutions and AimValley today introduce the TWAMP Smart SFP™ Reflector for Service Assurance in layer 3 networks. At the same time, Creanord introduces the CreaNODE 3000, a powerful initiator for layer 2 and layer 3 Service Assurance.

Operations, Administration and Maintenance (OAM) tools are essential for service turn-up and Service Level Assurance in IP networks. The TWAMP Smart SFP™ provides operators with these tools for monitoring and troubleshooting IP services by simply replacing a conventional SFP with a Smart SFP™. In combination with the CreaNODE 3000, which was successfully tested for interoperability with the TWAMP Smart SFP™, a complete and cost-effective solution for end-to-end layer 3 monitoring is now available.

The TWAMP Smart SFP™ provides customers with an easy solution for monitoring and troubleshooting using standardized protocols: IP layer service monitoring using TWAMP according to RFC5357 and physical layer monitoring via remote DDMI digital diagnostics monitoring retrieval. The Smart SFP™ delivers these integrated OAM capabilities at Gigabit Ethernet wire speed with very low latency, while serving a wide range of optical and reach applications.

The CreaNODE 3000 Ultra-Performance Network Measurement Probe is a game changer. Not only is it highly accurate and powerful, providing Ethernet and IP network monitoring with unparalleled scalability and reach. Thanks to the capability to extract performance metrics from already deployed multi-vendor networks and interwork with Smart SFP™ it enables performance monitoring at a disruptive price point. The CreaNODE 3000 provides cost-optimized monitoring of Mobile Backhaul and Business WAN, scaling beyond 10 000 targets without compromising measurement accuracy. This game changing device fulfils the requirement to assure four or more Classes of Service with one single unit, while scaling to thousands of sites.

“The combination of the AimValley Smart SFP and CreaNODE 3000 together offer the easiest way to extract performance metrics from already deployed multi-vendor networks,” said Antti Pappila, CTO of Creanord. “Together with the predictive analytics provided by Creanord EchoVault Performance and SLA Management System the solution provides unparalleled network visibility.”

“Since the introduction of the Smart SFP™, we have continuously worked with other vendors to provide the best solutions for our customers,” said Pieter de Boer, CEO of AimValley. “Together with Creanord we provide a best in class SLA solution, offering operators the choice to offer network service assurance at layer 2 or layer 3.”

Visit Creanord at the MWC 2014 in Barcelona, from 24-27 February 2014 for a live demonstration of the Creanode 3000 with the TWAMP Smart SFP™. Please send an email to to book your personal demo time. For more information contact us at or