Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Online
Starts at 2:00 PM · Ends at 3:00 PM, EDT (America/New_York)
TDM has been widely deployed across the utility industry because it delivered low-latency, deterministic, and minimal-asymmetry performance. However, the utilities industry is moving toward using Ethernet and packet-based networking for all utility applications and services, including protection. This migration to packet comes with a challenge of designing packet-based pilot channels that still meet the strict performance and determinism requirements essential for supporting protection applications.
In this webinar, you will:
- Learn how Ciena and SEL are partnering to provide an end-to-end solution for utility networks
- Understand how SEL and Ciena Carrier Ethernet technology interoperate to provide deterministic performance (guaranteed latency) for critical traffic over Carrier Ethernet-based Wide Area Networks (WANs) including the ability of the solution to support a line current differential protection channel across a Carrier Ethernet topology
- Learn how SEL and Ciena can address the urgent challenge facing utilities of migrating critical leased analog-based pilot channel protection circuits to Carrier Ethernet while preserving circuit-switched channel performance and maintaining the 4-wire and direct transfer trip interface to the end device
Speakers: Paul Robertson, Senior Product Manager SEL
Mitch Simcoe, Senior Advisor, Industry Marketing, Ciena
- Paul Robertson
Senior Program Manager at Schweitzer Engineering LaboratoriesPaul Robertson is a Senior Product Manager for the wired networking communications product line at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL). He has over 25 years of experience developing and marketing products for the telecommunications industry, spanning cellular wireless and wireline communications systems. Paul worked in various technical and marketing roles for Motorola, Hewlett-Packard, and Agilent Technologies before joining SEL. He has a BEng in electrical and electronic engineering from Strathclyde University and an MBA from Edinburgh Business School.
- Mitch Simcoe
Senior Advisor, Industry Marketing at CienaMitch Simcoe has over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry starting with Bell Canada and later with Nortel, in numerous roles in Marketing and Product Management in product groups including voice switching, broadband access, and optical networking. He later joined GENBAND as Director of Application Marketing and built an application showcase for communication-enabled IT applications. He is currently at Ciena in the role of Senior Advisor of Market Development and Consulting and is responsible for supporting utilities to modernize and automate their networks. He received a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) and an MBA (Marketing) from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.