Network Hardware Resale Announces Partnership with Menara Networks to Help Network Providers Grow their 10G Networks

Santa Barbara, Calif. - March 19, 2012 - Network Hardware Resale (NHR), the world's leading provider of pre-owned and new networking equipment, announced it is the first global stocking reseller of Menara Networks' IP over DWDM 10G Optics.

Network Hardware Resale will extend its network management and services expertise to include all of Menara Network products; specifically, Menara's Full C-Band Tunable XFP and XENPAK 10Gb/s Transceivers with integrated Forward Error Correction (FEC) and Optical Transport Network (OTN), a first of its kind, patented technology. The high performance transceiver enables a network signal to travel up to 1,200 kilometers in an amplified DWDM network and is tunable across the full C-Band. With fully integrated FEC & OTN, Menara Networks XFPs and XENPAKs eliminate the need for stand-alone transport network elements such as DWDM transponders and the associated short reach optics. This simplified architecture provides significant operating and capital cost savings enabling network providers to cost-effectively grow their 10G networks.

Now sold by Network Hardware Resale with immediate availability from its global distribution centers in the United States, Singapore and Amsterdam, Menara Network's Tunable FEC & OTN XFP and XENPAK 10Gb/s Transceivers provide carriers, cable providers/multiple system operators with the ability to simplify optical transport networks.

Network operators deploying this technology can:

  • Reduce capital and operating expenditures by 50 percent or more
  • Reduce sparing costs including storing and securing equipment, upgrading firmware, distribution and staff training
  • Increase reliability by reducing the number of network components
  • Improve SLA performance by enabling preemptive corrections in network errors

"Menara Networks' optics are changing the way networks are designed and managed," said Mike Sheldon, president and CEO of Network Hardware Resale. "Being able to offer this new technology to our global customers enables us to provide solutions that enhance a client's network in cost, efficiency, reliability and customer satisfaction."

Menara Networks FEC & OTN XFPs & XENPAKs feature:

  • Compatibility with Cisco, Juniper, Alcatel and other leading router platforms
  • Fully tunable across all 94 channels in the C-band with 50Ghz channel spacing
  • On-board G.709 OTN (Optical Transport Network) functionality
  • Built-in FEC (Forward Error Correction) and the ability to monitor pre-FEC error rates

"The global partnership with Network Hardware Resale allows us to enhance our value proposition in providing improved service velocity, as well as a significant reduction in overall network cost, particularly for carriers, cable operators and content network providers," said Siraj Nour ElAhmadi, Menara CEO and Co-Founder. "With the inclusion of our OTN and FEC onboard XFPs and XENPAKs in the Network Hardware Resale product portfolio, customers worldwide can take advantage of next business day availability from NHR to accelerate the order-to-revenue cycle while simplifying their networks and reducing costs."

About Menara Networks

Menara Networks develops innovative products and solutions that greatly simplify today's layered optical transport networks. Leveraging the company's proprietary high speed ICs and its extensive expertise in optical networking and system design, Menara products provide optical networks with superior performance and improved service velocity while drastically reducing floor space, power consumption and overall network cost. The companyÂ’s unique solutions continue to save carriers millions of CapEx dollars and eliminate the need for foot-print, heat, and power associated with DWDM transponders in central offices and data centers around the world. For more information, visit

About Network Hardware Resale

Network Hardware Resale is the world's leading provider of pre-owned and new networking equipment. Based in Santa Barbara, Calif., the Company is an independent reseller of pre-owned Cisco, Brocade/Foundry, and Juniper networking equipment and is a Premier member of Dell's PartnerDirect program. The Company is also the first global stocking reseller of Menara Networks' optical IP/Ethernet transport solutions. Network Hardware Resale offers cost-effective network management, asset management, alternative maintenance and technical support services. Founded in 1986, Network Hardware Resale provides access to global personalized technical and sales support from its Santa Barbara, Dallas metro, New York City metro, Amsterdam, London and Singapore locations. Organizations worldwide purchase quality networking equipment from NHR, including Global 1000 companies, small and mid-sized enterprises, government entities, educational institutions, healthcare organizations and telecommunications service providers.


Angelique Springer Davis
Network Hardware Resale