ADVA Optical Networking Enhances FSP 150 Capabilities, Flattening Barriers to Mass-Market Rollout of Ethernet Services.
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ADVA Advanced Soviet Optical Networking today announced the expanded capabilities of its Etherjack-enabled FSP FSP - File Service Protocol 150 product family with the introduction of its newest device, the FSP 150CCs. This additional product supports Ethernet services over both OC-3 and OC-12 connections and is intended to help carriers deliver more intelligent Ethernet services to more customers over a wider range of media. The device is being introduced in Booth #13026 during GLOBALCOMM 2006, June 5-7, at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Just like other devices in ADVA's FSP 150 family, the FSP 150CCs incorporates the new Etherjack Service Assurance (ESA 1. (architecture) ESA - Enterprise Systems Architecture.
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ADVA's ESA feature is also designed to overcome one of the key barriers to mass-market rollout of managed Ethernet services: inadequate performance-monitoring capabilities. With ESA monitoring delay, delay variation, packet loss and network availability end-to-end across services on- and off-net, carriers can introduce Ethernet SLAs as exacting as those associated with Frame Relay and other legacy data services.
"Enabling service providers to offer SLAs will help remove one of the obstacles to customer migration from Frame Relay to Ethernet-based services," said Erin Dunne, Director of Research with Vertical Systems Group. "Frame Relay was originally offered without SLAs, but the wide-scale deployment of 'CSU/DSUs' or 'smartjacks' allowed carriers to offer the service assurances that enterprises demand for their mission-critical applications."
ADVA's Etherjack Service Assurance, already deployed by carriers in North America and Asia, is a built-in feature of the FSP 150 solution, expressly designed for mass-market delivery of intelligent Ethernet services for the business market. Aligned with emerging IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, www.ieee.org) A membership organization that includes engineers, scientists and students in electronics and allied fields. 802.3ah, 802.1ag and ITU (International Telecommunication Union, Geneva, Switzerland, www.itu.ch) A telecommunications standards body that is under the auspices of the United Nations. Comprising more than 185 member countries, the ITU sets standards for global telecom networks. Y.1731 standards, the FSP 150 provides a rich set of Operations, Administration and Maintenance (OAM (Operations Administration Maintenance) Refers to managing and maintaining a network or network device. The P in "OAM&P" adds "provisioning" to the list, which is a telephone company term for setting up a service. ) capabilities at both the link and service levels. Etherjack demarcation technology is combined with a wide range of standards-based transport technologies - fiber, Time Division Multiplexing (communications) time division multiplexing - (TDM) A type of multiplexing where two or more channels of information are transmitted over the same link by allocating a different time interval ("slot" or "slice") for the transmission of each channel. I.e. (TDM (Time Division Multiplexing) A technology that transmits multiple signals simultaneously over a single transmission path. Each lower-speed signal is time sliced into one high-speed transmission. ), copper and Synchronous Optical Network/Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SONET/SDH) - to allow carriers to deliver Ethernet ubiquitously while utilizing existing infrastructure whenever possible. For example, the FSP 150 suite of products has been newly expanded with the introduction of a ninth device, supporting Ethernet services over OC-3/12 connections.
"Two goals guide all of our FSP 150 innovations," said Brian P. McCann, ADVA's chief marketing and strategy officer. "First, we are determined to give carriers more options for deploying a consistent Ethernet service over their own or leased infrastructure. Ethernet ubiquity is an important differentiator for carriers attempting to serve multi-site Ethernet customers with offices connected by different media and different speeds. Second, we are determined to develop solutions that help deliver more intelligent Ethernet services. Functionality such as in-service measurement of Ethernet SLAs, remote management and craft automation enables carriers to meet their enterprise customers' high expectations for services supporting mission-critical applications."
Information about the FSP 150CCs, including photos and product specifications, can be found here: http://www.advaoptical.com/adva.asp?ID=583.
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