Cabletron to Deliver Application-Aware Remote Access Solutions Supporting E1 R2 Digital Trunk Signaling.ROCHESTER, NH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--September 7, 1999--
R2 Allows Broader Deployment of Cabletron's Advanced SSA (Serial Storage Architecture) A fault tolerant peripheral interface from IBM that transfers data at 80 and 160 Mbytes/sec. SSA uses SCSI commands, allowing existing software to drive SSA peripherals, which are typically disk drives. 700
Remote Access Concentrators A remote access server that supports one or more T1/E1 lines, allowing multiple analog and ISDN calls to come in over one port from the telephone company. Remote access concentrators can handle much higher call densities than remote access servers. in International Markets
Cabletron Systems (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange :CS) today announced support for R2 digital trunk signaling - a standard common to channelized Refers to an architecture that transmits data in channels. It often refers to the 64 Kbps channels in T1 lines, which were originally developed to handle digitized voice streams (TDM). See TDM. E1 networks - in its next-generation SmartSwitch Access (SSA) 700 remote access concentrators. R2 signaling support now allows international customers without access to ISDN/PRI digital trunk services to cost-effectively deploy high-speed V.90 modem access over existing channelized E1 services with Cabletron's SSA 700 solutions.
Cabletron is the first in the industry to deliver end-to-end, application-aware remote access across dial-up PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol) The most popular method for transporting IP packets over a serial link between the user and the ISP. Developed in 1994 by the IETF and superseding the SLIP protocol, PPP establishes the session between the user's computer and the ISP using connections, thereby enabling advanced security policies and accounting in support of business communications across intranet, extranets and the Internet. In addition to providing visibility into actual IP application "flows" that are driving remote access usage in enterprise and small to mid-size service provider environments, the SSA 700:
- Allows Layer 4 security and accounting policies to be applied in real-time on a per-flow, per-user basis
- Allows organizations to deploy secure, accountable extranet access to increase revenue opportunities and improve business processes
- Allows organizations to more effectively control remote access resource utilization and plan for future infrastructure deployment
In addition to providing granular granular /gran·u·lar/ (gran´u-lar) made up of or marked by presence of granules or grains.
1. Composed or appearing to be composed of granules or grains.
2. visibility into business-critical IP applications that drive remote access usage, Cabletron's SSA 700 family is fully compatible with both T1/E1 ISDN PRI ISDN PRI Integrated Services Digital Network Primary Rate Interface (also seen as ISDN-PRI) and channelized E1 services, allowing broader deployment of advanced dial access services in international markets.
"Customers in many regions of the world cannot order ISDN PRI service because their telecommunications Communicating information, including data, text, pictures, voice and video over long distance. See communications. infrastructures don't support it," explained Bill Burger Bill Burger (born 1958) is Vice President of Marketing at the Copyright Clearance Center, the world's leading provider of content licensing solutions for corporations, colleges and universities and former journalist. , Cabletron's senior marketing director of service provider solutions. "However, businesses in these countries can now take advantage of existing channelized E1 telco services to deploy V.90 (56 Kbps) modem dial access using Cabletron's SSA 700 solution. R2 support is another example of Cabletron's commitment to providing solutions for service providers worldwide."
The SSA supports up to 48/60 simultaneous ISDN ISDN
in full Integrated Services Digital Network
Digital telecommunications network that operates over standard copper telephone wires or other media. and V.90 56 Kbps modem sessions modem session
A period of time in which two computers are connected by modem. across one or two ISDN PRI T1/E1/R2 lines. At $250 per modem port for the stackable dual PRI/T1 model, and $233 per port for dual PRI/E1/R2, the SSA solutions are priced as much as 50% below competitors' offerings. Cabletron's SSA 700 solutions are also available as High-Speed Interface Modules (HSIMs) for the SmartSwitch 2000, 6000 and 9000 platforms.
Pricing and Availability
Cabletron's SSA 700 solutions are currently shipping to end users, service providers and channel partners. R2 support for selected countries will be available in October 1999. -0-
Part Number Description U.S. List Availability HSIM- Remote Access Concentrator $8,495 Now SSA 710 for SmartSwitch 2000/6000/9000, 1 ISDN PRI/T1, 24 V.90 digital modems, WPIM slot for optional second PRI HSIM- Remote Access Concentrator $11,495 Now SSA 710-48 for SmartSwitch 2000/6000/9000, 2 ISDN PRI/T1, 48 V.90 digital modems HSIM- Remote Access Concentrator for $8,495 Now SSA 720 SmartSwitch 2000/6000/9000, 1 ISDN PRI/E1, 24 V.90 digital modems, WPIM slot for optional second PRI HSIM- Remote Access Concentrator for $13,495 Now SSA 720-60 SmartSwitch 2000/6000/9000, 2 ISDN PRI/E1, 60 V.90 digital modems SSA 710-48 Stackable Remote Access $11,995 Now Concentrator, 2 ISDN PRI/T1, 48 V.90 digital modems, redundant power SSA 720-60 Stackable Remote Access $13,995 Now Concentrator, 2 ISDN PRI/E1, 60 V.90 digital modems, redundant power WPIM-RT1 T1 WAN Port Interface Module for HSIM-SSA 710, providing $495 Now additional ISDN PRI/T1 interface WPIM-RE1 E1 WAN Port Interface Module for HSIM-SSA 720, providing $495 Now additional ISDN PRI/E1 interface SPEC-CSM-NT(1) SPECTRUM Connection Services and Policy Manager $3,995 (1) Now (1) SPECTRUM CSM is currently bundled free with every SSA 700.
About Cabletron Systems
Cabletron Systems, a premier provider of world-class networking solutions, delivers reliable network access and communications to millions of people worldwide. With scaleable products designed for Global 1000 enterprise networks, service providers and small businesses, Cabletron is the e-business communications specialist in the Internet economy The Internet Economy refers to conducting business through markets whose infrastructure is based on the Internet and World-Wide Web. An Internet economy differs from a traditional economy in a number of ways, including: communication, market segmentation, distribution costs, and price. . Listed on the New York Stock Exchange New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
World's largest marketplace for securities. The exchange began as an informal meeting of 24 men in 1792 on what is now Wall Street in New York City. for more than a decade under the symbol CS, Cabletron is an S&P 500 index company. Cabletron's web site can be reached on the Internet at http://www.cabletron.com.