Copper Mountain Networks and ZyXEL Announce SDSL Interoperability.
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PLACENTIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 20, 2000
Copper Mountain Has Certified ZyXEL's Prestige 681
as a CopperCompatible Product under its SDSL See DSL.
SDSL - Single-line Digital Subscriber Line
Copper Mountain Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: CMTN) the market-share leader in business Digital Subscriber Line See DSL.
(communications, protocol) Digital Subscriber Line - (DSL, or Digital Subscriber Loop, xDSL - see below) A family of digital telecommunications protocols designed to allow high speed data communication over the existing copper telephone lines between end-users and (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 ) equipment, and ZyXEL Communications Corp., (TAI: 2391.TW) an innovator and a leading supplier of DSL customer premises equipment See CPE. (CPE (Customer Premises Equipment) Communications equipment that resides on the customer's premises.
CPE - Customer Premises Equipment ), Thursday announced that ZyXEL Prestige 681 SDSL Router has successfully passed the interoperability testing of Copper Mountain's CopperEdge(R) 150 and CopperEdge 200 DSL Concentrators.
ZyXEL's Prestige 681 SDSL router features symmetric data transmission at selectable speeds, making an ideal high-speed alternative of T1/E1 leased line service for medium businesses seeking to access the Internet or remote office networks. To be certified as CopperCompatible(TM), the Prestige 681 was tested on both architectural and functional levels over varying loop conditions in accordance with SDSL standards.
&uot;Achieving interoperability with ZyXEL's SDSL router is part of Copper Mountain's continuous commitment to certify a wide selection of CPE that interoperates with our family of CopperEdge DSL concentrators,&uot; said John Nevius, CPE product marketing manager at Copper Mountain Networks. &uot;Copper Mountain initiated the nation's first SDSL interoperability testing program to accelerate Digital Subscriber Line service roll out, meet a wide range of business customer requirements, and drive down costs by promoting effective end-to-end DSL solutions.&uot;
&uot;The CopperCompatible qualification ensures that ZyXEL's CPE is interoperable with Copper Mountain's central office equipment,&uot; said Chinru Lin, Assistant VP of Sales and Marketing Division at ZyXEL Communications Corp. &uot;More importantly, interoperability ensures the possibility of multi-vendor deployment scenarios, which greatly eliminates customers' concerns over compatibility. This successful testing makes ZyXEL's Prestige 681 SDSL router an attractive solution for carriers and service providers who are deploying SDSL services nationwide with Copper Mountain's DSL platform.&uot;
ZyXEL Prestige 681 SDSL Router
Designed for high-speed Internet/LAN access via a SDSL line, ZyXEL Prestige 681 provides symmetrical multi-rate data transmission speeds ranging from 144 kbps up to 2.3 Mbps. The Prestige 681 supports multi-protocol routing for TCP/IP TCP/IP
in full Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
Standard Internet communications protocols that allow digital computers to communicate over long distances. and Novell IPX (Internetwork Packet EXchange) The network layer protocol in the NetWare operating system. Similar to the IP layer in TCP/IP, it contains a network address and allows messages to be routed to a different network or subnet. , as well as transparent bridging for other protocols. Frame Relay support also ensures the Prestige 681's high throughput and reliability for today's bandwidth-consuming businesses.
Integrated with ZyXEL's Single User Account (SUA See Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications. ) feature, the Prestige 681 allows multiple users to access the Internet using a single ISP (1) See in-system programmable.
(2) (Internet Service Provider) An organization that provides access to the Internet. Connection to the user is provided via dial-up, ISDN, cable, DSL and T1/T3 lines. account. SUA supports popular on-line multimedia applications such as NetMeeting, CUSeeMe, IRC (Internet Relay Chat) Computer conferencing on the Internet. There are hundreds of IRC channels on numerous subjects that are hosted on IRC servers around the world. After joining a channel, your messages are broadcast to everyone listening to that channel. , RealPlayer, ICQ ("I Seek You") A conferencing program for the Internet from Mirabilis, Tel Aviv, Israel (www.icq.com). It provides interactive chat, e-mail and file transfer and can alert you when someone on your predefined list has also come online. , and VDOLive at the same time. The product is easy to install, configure and manage, and has been designed to interoperate seamlessly with major DSL equipment providers.
Pricing and Availability
The Prestige 681 will be available by second quarter through ZyXEL's worldwide distribution channel and will be list-priced at $499(a).
Copper Mountain CopperEdge Family
Copper Mountain's CopperEdge DSL concentrators deliver bandwidth up to 1.5 Mbps while supporting multiple services over DSL, including Internet access, toll-quality voice services, corporate virtual private networks (VPNs), and Frame Relay. CopperView(TM) network management tools provide configuration, fault analysis, and performance monitoring throughout the network from a carrier's central operations center, resulting in substantial savings in time, cost, and complexity in managing DSL equipment network-wide.
About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Corporation (TAI: 2391.TW), located in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is a leading supplier of broadband Internet access Broadband Internet access, often shortened to just "broadband", is high speed Internet access—typically contrasted with dial-up access over modem.
Dial-up modems are generally only capable of a maximum bitrate of 56 kbit/s (kilobits per second) and require the full use of a devices, routers, ISDN terminal adapters, and high performance modems. The firm provides complete networking access solutions for Internet/Intranet/VPN/Extranet applications, and also provides networking service solutions in the design, implementation and maintenance of networks for small- to medium-sized businesses. ZyXEL is publicly listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSEC)
Established in 1961, the only centralized securities market in Taiwan. (TSE See Tokyo Stock Exchange.
1. See Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE).
2. See Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE). ), with distributors in over 70 countries, servicing customers in over 150 countries spanning all seven continents.
About Copper Mountain Networks
Copper Mountain Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: CMTN) develops and markets a comprehensive family of DSL solutions that enable high-speed internetworking over existing copper facilities. The company's mission is to enable carriers and other service providers to offer a full range of high-performance, cost-effective data and voice services over DSL that are easy to deploy, use, and manage. Copper Mountain's carrier-class CopperEdge(R) DSL concentrators and CopperView(TM) network management solutions offer a robust and scalable platform for carriers and multi-tenant unit service providers to generate a high return on investment while satisfying the ever-increasing user demand for bandwidth. Customers wanting more information about Copper Mountain products can contact Diana Helfrich at ++ (650) 687-3314 or visit the company's World Wide Web site at http://www.coppermountain.com. For investor relations information, call toll free 877-INFO-CMTN (463-6268) or contact the company at IR@coppermountain.com.
(a) Prices and specifications are subject to change without