Avail Networks Extends Frontera Family of Broadband Multi-Service Access Platforms.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
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Company Introduces Frontera(TM) 4000 Integrated Concentration Devices
for Higher Subscriber Densities; Adds Complementary IADs
for Complete In-Building Solution
Avail Networks(TM) today announced that it is expanding its Frontera family of multi-service access solutions with new models. The Frontera 4000 Integrated Concentration Devices (ICDs) complement Avail's Frontera 2000 ICDs, allowing providers to penetrate a broader range of multi-tenant units (MTUs), multi-dwelling units (MDUs), and campus locations with integrated voice, video, and data services.
Frontera 4000 ICDs combine up to 48 DSL DSL
in full Digital Subscriber Line
Broadband digital communications connection that operates over standard copper telephone wires. It requires a DSL modem, which splits transmissions into two frequency bands: the lower frequencies for voice (ordinary and/or POTS subscriber ports for in-building and campus subscriber concentration, and are intended for deployment by Integrated Communications Providers such as BLECs, wireless LECs, voice/data LECs, and other providers focused on delivering converged voice, video, and data solutions to multi-subscriber locations. The Frontera ICDs' DSL and POTS ports can be allocated among multiple tenants to provide secure high-speed data connectivity as well as voice over broadband services such as VoDSL. Initial Frontera 4000 models will utilize SDSL See DSL.
SDSL - Single-line Digital Subscriber Line and POTS subscriber ports with combinations of DS1, DS3, and OC-3 uplink interfaces for maximum local loop flexibility. First customer shipments begin at the end of the year, with prices starting under $17,000.
Frontera 4000 and Frontera 2000 platforms share a common switching and management architecture based on a high-performance, low-latency hardware ATM cell switch, voice DSPs, and a powerful RISC processor RISC processor [Reduced Instruction Set Computer], computer arithmetic-logic unit that uses a minimal instruction set, emphasizing the instructions used most often and optimizing them for the fastest possible execution. for higher-layer functions such as IP packet processing.
"The MTU (1) (Maximum Transmission Unit, Maximum Transfer Unit) The largest frame size that can be transmitted over the network. For example, an Ethernet MTU is 1,500 bytes. Messages longer than the MTU must be divided into smaller frames. services market is poised for tremendous growth, but it's clear even now that MTU-based providers must offer more than just basic high-speed data services to ensure their long-term survival," said David Hartmann, President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Avail. "Premium broadband services such as VoDSL offer the best way to increase service provider revenues and profits, and Avail's Frontera solutions are designed to do exactly that in MTU, MDU (1) (Multiple Dwelling Unit) A commercial or residential building with multiple offices or apartments. See BLEC.
(2) (Multiply-Divide Unit) A high-speed circuit that performs multiplication and division within the CPU. , and campus-style deployments."
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3. Torto Wheaton Research, over 50% of MTUs in major U.S. metropolitan areas are smaller than 50,000 square feet, and approximately 90% are smaller than 200,000 square feet. These MTUs typically house fewer than 30 tenants, indicating a large opportunity for smaller subscriber concentration devices such as Avail's Frontera ICDs. The global MTU services and equipment opportunities are large as well, especially in regions where subscriber access is still limited to traditional WAN technologies and DSL is an attractive in-building service delivery option.
The concentration platforms that serve these MTU locations must do more than just enable high-speed data services. They must have the quality of service (QoS) capabilities required to ensure toll-quality voice and broadcast-quality video across numerous concurrent communications sessions at full system throughput. Avail's Frontera ICD ICD International Classification of Diseases (of the World Health Organization); intrauterine contraceptive device.
abbr. platforms, with advanced switch-based traffic policing and QoS management, provide the granular latency and jitter A flicker or fluctuation in a transmission signal or display image. The term is used in several ways, but it always refers to some offset of time and space from the norm. For example, in a network transmission, jitter would be a bit arriving either ahead or behind a standard clock cycle controls needed for these delay-sensitive services.
In addition to the Frontera 4000 series, Avail announced a new line of complementary VoDSL IADs for subscriber premises. The Frontera 600 family of IADs allows BLECs and other providers to offer end-to-end in-building solutions for VoDSL services. Avail is the only multi-service access company with a single product family allowing VoDSL subscriber aggregation either centralized at an ICD "in the basement", or at subscriber premises with IADs. Frontera ICD and IAD (Integrated Access Device) A device that multiplexes a variety of communications technologies in the customer's premises onto a single telephone line for transmission to the carrier. It also demultiplexes the incoming streams into their respective channels. solutions will ultimately offer interoperable VDSL-based subscriber and uplink ports to deliver the very high speeds achievable over in-building DSL.
Initial Frontera 600 models - with 8 or 16 POTS ports, 10/100 Ethernet, and an SDSL uplink - will be available at the end of the year, with prices starting at $1495. Avail's complete line of Frontera solutions is on display Sept. 18-21 at DSLcon in Boston.
About Avail Networks
Founded by computer networking
Computer networking is the engineering discipline concerned with communication between computer systems or devices. and telecommunications industry veterans, Avail Networks was formed in 1999 to help service providers build the access networks required to cost-effectively deliver integrated data, voice, and video services to subscriber locations. Avail's products include the new Frontera family of broadband multi-service access solutions, and the award-winning RA-2000 dial concentrator family. Avail is headquartered at 305 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Telephone: 734-761-5005. Website: http://www.availnetworks.com.
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