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Fujitsu FLASHWAVE 7500 Extension System Slashes Cost to Converge Networks of All Sizes.

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 Cable-Tec Expo 2004

ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 15, 2004

Latest Configuration Enables Cost-Effective Deployment of DWDM (Dense WDM) The term given to wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) when significantly more channels were being added. Since WDM is increasingly more "dense" all the time, both terms are used synonymously. See WDM.

DWDM - wavelength division multiplexing

the Network Edge and a Seamless Migration to Full ROADM ROADM Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer
ROADM Reconfigurable Add Drop Multiplexing

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc., a leading supplier of IT and networking solutions, today announced the availability of the FLASHWAVE(R) 7500 extension system, the latest configuration of the existing core platform that lowers the cost and space required to deliver the field-proven benefits of Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing See WDM.  (DWDM) to the edge of metropolitan networks. This new extension configuration and the existing FLASHWAVE 7500 core platform will be demonstrated this week at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2004 (Fujitsu Booth #1523).

"The FLASHWAVE 7500 extension system is well suited for simple point-to-point networks because its cost can be justified with as few as one or two wavelengths," said George Chase, group president and chief operating officer Chief Operating Officer (COO)

The officer of a firm responsible for day-to-day management, usually the president or an executive vice-president.
 of Fujitsu Network Communications. "As a stand-alone platform or extension from a larger core FLASHWAVE 7500 network, the FLASHWAVE 7500 extension system delivers the benefits of DWDM transport to the edge of large networks, as well as to small networks where the cost of a core metro DWDM system cannot be justified."

Positioned for use in small- to medium-sized cities, the new FLASHWAVE 7500 extension system can be used to build point-to-point or ring networks of up to 16 wavelengths for core applications, facilitating the delivery of wavelength services, Gigabit Ethernet An Ethernet standard that transmits at 1 Gbps. Used mostly to connect high-end workstations and servers as well as for network backbones, Gigabit Ethernet transmits full duplex from point to point using switches and half duplex in a shared environment (CSMA/CD) using a hub.  transport and Storage Area Networking (SAN) within smaller markets.

For larger metropolitan applications, in instances where a core DWDM system is already deployed, the FLASHWAVE 7500 extension system can broaden DWDM transport and service options through extension routes. This configuration is ideal for a number of telecom and Multiple System Operator (MSO (1) (Multiple System Operator) Typically refers to a cable TV organization that owns more than one cable system, but it may refer to an operator of only one system. ) applications, including Gigabit Ethernet transport for Video on Demand (VOD See video-on-demand.

VoD - video on demand
) or for cable modem data services extended from a primary Distribution Hub (DHUB) on the core network to a remote secondary DHUB.

The FLASHWAVE 7500 extension system uses the same Optical Line Card (OLC OLC - On-Line Computer system ) shelf as the core FLASHWAVE 7500 platform, a common set of transponders and familiar operational features to minimize engineering, sparing and administration costs. As bandwidth demand grows, carriers can easily upgrade the system to a FLASHWAVE 7500 Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexing (ROADM) system. With the in-service addition of a single shelf, the platform becomes a key component in converged core networks, supporting 40 C-band wavelengths, auto-provisioning/auto-power balancing and a flexible optical switch core that allows any channel to be dropped at any node.

About Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Fujitsu Limited (TSE See Tokyo Stock Exchange.


1. See Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE).

2. See Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE).
:6702), is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and carrier-class telecommunications solutions for the wireline, wireless and cable TV service provider market in North America. Supported by smart innovation and deep-rooted research from Fujitsu Labs, Fujitsu is uniquely positioned to deliver fully integrated IT/Telecom solutions for its customers. The company's comprehensive consulting and customer services offer support at any network design, development, deployment and maintenance stage. For more news and information, please visit

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