Lucent Technologies Introduces New Multi-Terabit Switch Router for Small Regional Networks.Business and Technology Editors
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ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 6, 2000
SUPERCOMM (Booth 6815) - Lucent Technologies (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange : LU) today announced the addition of a new Multi-Terabit Switch Router See layer 3 switch. , the NX32000(tm) to its core IP routing product portfolio.
The NX32000 is specifically designed for service providers who demand a cost-effective high-bandwidth solution for secondary metropolitan markets. The NX32000 offers the capacity to support the massive volumes of Internet traffic Internet traffic is the flow of data around the Internet. It includes web traffic, which is the amount of that data that is related to the World Wide Web, along with the traffic from other major uses of the Internet, such as electronic mail and peer-to-peer networks. together with the quality of service (QoS) necessary for real-time applications. It complements Lucent's existing NX64000(tm) Multi-Terabit Switch Router, supporting eight OC-192 slots and up to 3.2 terabits of total capacity. Packaged in a half rack chassis, the product delivers the industry's highest switch fabric capacity supporting OC-192/STM-64 interfaces, and highest port density at OC-48c, scaling up to 32 ports. Lucent's family of Terabit routers remain the fastest in the industry and surpass the content delivery capabilities and speed of any other IP multi-terabit router products in the marketplace.
"As the builders of the first dedicated nationwide network for multimedia content distribution, we need fast, powerful and reliable terabit routers to support applications and content such as on-demand television programming, video broadcasting, voice- over-the-internet, and video gaming video gaming
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2. The playing of video games. ," said Russ Medina, 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. , V.Cities. "Lucent's family of Multi-Terabit Switch Routers, combined with our systems integration services, allows us to provide the needed high-bandwidth infrastructure for voice, data, video services and Internet access See how to access the Internet. to competitive carriers, Internet service providers Internet service provider (ISP)
Company that provides Internet connections and services to individuals and organizations. For a monthly fee, ISPs provide computer users with a connection to their site (see data transmission), as well as a log-in name and password. , application service providers and large organizations on a local and nationwide basis." In addition, the NX32000 provides multiservice capability supporting frame relay A high-speed packet switching protocol used in wide area networks (WANs). Providing a granular service of up to DS3 speed (45 Mbps), it has become popular for LAN to LAN connections across remote distances, and services are offered by most major carriers. , Internet protocol See Internet and TCP/IP.
(networking) Internet Protocol - (IP) The network layer for the TCP/IP protocol suite widely used on Ethernet networks, defined in STD 5, RFC 791. IP is a connectionless, best-effort packet switching protocol. (IP) and multi-protocol label switching (MPLS (1) (MultiProtocol Lambda Switching) The earlier name for GMPLS. See GMPLS.
(2) (MultiProtocol Label Switching) A standard from the IETF for including routing information in the packets of an IP network. ) in a single box from a single line card and offers line rate QoS support for real-time applications.
"Our industry-leading terabit switch/routing technology gives service providers a major competitive advantage in scaling their public networks to meet the growth in traffic and in providing the QoS demanded by their customers," said Ram Krishnan, director, Internetworking, IP Group, Lucent Technologies InterNetworking Systems. The NX32000 offers up to 100 times faster delay performance compared to other IP multi-terabit router products, enabling real-time service support over a native IP backbone and the lowest power consumption per OC-48c port, offering three times better power efficiency over other terabit router platforms.
With 3.2 terabits of total capacity, the NX32000 can provide almost unlimited scalability as optical interfaces evolve. The product supports interfaces all the way from 45 Mbps (DS3) to 10 Gbps (OC-192). The NX32000 also directly connects with an optical networking system at OC-192 or 10 Gb/s rates and integrates dense wavelength division multiplex (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 ) optical components directly into the product. This ensures optical interoperability and cost reduction by 25% by eliminating electrical/optical converters and simplifying operations and power requirements. Service providers can efficiently route IP traffic directly onto an optical platform with DWDM, eliminating the need for SONET transmission systems - a staple of today's network central offices.
The NX32000 will be available later this summer and will start at $60,000.
Lucent Technologies Lucent Technologies, headquartered in Murray Hill, N.J., USA, designs and delivers the systems, software, silicon and services for next-generation communications networks for service providers and enterprises. Backed by the research and development of Bell Labs, Lucent focuses on high-growth areas such as optical and wireless networks; Internet infrastructure; communications software; communications semiconductors and optoelectronics; Web-based enterprise solutions that link private and public networks; and professional network design and consulting services. For more information on Lucent Technologies, visit its Web site at http://www.lucent.com.