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ADC Announces Next-Generation Soneplex SCU System Release.



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NetWorld Interop 2000

Booth No. 1424

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 9, 2000

Version 3.0 Provides Full Compliance with New ANSI (American National Standards Institute, New York, www.ansi.org) A membership organization founded in 1918 that coordinates the development of U.S. voluntary national standards in both the private and public sectors. It is the U.S. member body to ISO and IEC.  HDSL See DSL.

HDSL - High bit-rate Digital Subscriber Line
2 Standards

ADC (1) See A/D converter.

(2) (Apple Display Connector) A peripheral connector from Apple that combines digital video display, USB and power in one cable.
 (Nasdaq: ADCT ADCT Adaptive Discrete Cosine Transform ; www.adc.com) today announced the immediate availability of System Release 3.0 for the company's popular Soneplex(TM) Shelf Controller Unit (SCU SCU Santa Clara University
SCU Southern Cross University (New South Wales, Australia)
SCU Southern California University of Health Sciences (Whittier, California)
SCU Serious Crimes Unit
SCU Special Care Unit
). This revised release adds a range of features to the SCU, including local and remote testing capabilities and full compliance with the recently approved ANSI standard for HDSL2. ADC customers currently operating under earlier system releases can upgrade to System Release 3.0.

Under System Release 3.0, users can employ the SCU to provide DS1 local loop testing services through the Remote Test Access Unit (RTAU) at costs much less than those typically associated with an external field test set. Additionally, System Release 3.0 enables those users who currently rely exclusively on external test sets to perform remote metallic loop qualification before circuit turn-up. In many instances, this capability saves the cost of dispatching an outside plant technician into the field by isolating and identifying loop problems early at the network operations center See NOC.

Network Operations Center - (NOC) A location from which the operation of a network or internet is monitored. Additionally, this center usually serves as a clearinghouse for connectivity problems and efforts to resolve those problems.
 level.

Possibly the greatest benefit delivered by the enhanced SCU software release is the ability for carriers to capitalize on Cap´i`tal`ize on`   

v. t. 1. To turn (an opportunity) to one's advantage; to take advantage of (a situation); to profit from; as, to capitalize on an opponent's mistakes s>.
 the single-pair architecture that second-generation HDSL provides with the confidence that the ADC solution is fully compliant with all recently established ANSI HDSL2 standards.

"ADC's Soneplex System Release 3.0 offers a very practical solution to local exchange carriers, interexchange carriers, ISPs and other service providers as they battle expanded demand for broadband local loop services," said Sean Martin Sean Martin may refer to:
  • Sean Martin (cartoonist) (b. 1950), Canadian cartoonist
  • Sean Martin (writer and director) (b. 1966), Anglo/Irish writer and director
  • Sean Martin (musician), Irish musician
, vice president of marketing and product management for ADC's Wireline Systems Division. "Now, carriers can effectively and affordably double their plant capacity by capitalizing on the single-pair capability of standards-based HDSL2, provided by ADC's SCU System Release 3.0."

System Release 3.0 now is the standard operating package for all new ADC Soneplex SCUs being shipped. To learn more about the Soneplex system, please visit ADC at Networld + Interop in Las Vegas, May 9-11, booth No. 1424.

About ADC

ADC Telecommunications, Inc. is a leading global supplier of network equipment, software and integration services for broadband, multiservice networks that deliver data, video and voice communications over telephone, cable television, Internet, broadcast, wireless and enterprise networks. ADC's broadband, multiservice network solutions enable local access, high-speed transmission and software management of communications services from service providers to consumers and businesses over fiber-optic, copper, coaxial and wireless media. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, ADC has approximately 14,400 employees around the world and annual sales of $2.1 billion. ADC's stock is included in the Standard and Poor's Noun 1. Standard and Poor's - a broadly based stock market index
Standard and Poor's Index
 500 Index and the Nasdaq-100 Index. For additional information, visit our Web site at www.adc.com.
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