Paradyne Introduces the Industry's First SHDSL Frame Relay over DSL System with Service Level Management.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
LARGO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 24, 2001
The New SHDSL SHDSL Single-Line High-bit-rate Digital Subscriber Line
SHDSL Symmetrical High-Density Digital Subscriber Line
SHDSL Symmetrical High Bitrate Digital Subscriber Line (Ericsson)
SHDSL Symmetrical Highspeed Digital Subscriber Loop FrameSaver 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 System Combines Low-Cost Standards-Based
DSL Access with ATM Quality of Service and End-to-End Network
Paradyne Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:PDYN), a worldwide provider of 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) and service level management (SLM See service level management system and spatial light modulator. ) equipment solutions, today introduced the 9788 SHDSL FrameSaver(R) DSL system -- the industry's first service level managed Frame Relay over DSL (FRoDSL) system supporting the new global industry standard, G.shdsl (ITU-T See ITU.
ITU-T - International Telecommunications Union G.991.2). This new combination enables mass deployment of business-class DSL services at a lower cost, while maintaining the reliability and manageability of today's traditional frame relay services.
With the new 9788 FrameSaver DSL CSU/DSU See DSU/CSU.
CSU/DSU - channel service unit/digital service unit and router products, service providers can offer frame relay customers the advantage of easy installation and lower cost, standards-based DSL access, while maintaining the ability to offer service level agreements (SLAs). This ability to monitor quality of service (QoS) is a key component to migrating business customers to adopt DSL technology in mission-critical frame relay networks. Cost advantages of DSL access and the ability to install frame relay systems without costly truck rolls allow service providers to penetrate new market segments with additional services, reduce operational expenses and increase revenues.
"With G.shdsl enabling connection speeds up to 50 percent higher and extending reach up to 20 percent longer than current technologies, service providers will be able to reach a larger addressable Reachable. When something is addressable, it can be identified and manipulated independently of its surroundings. For example, screen pixels and RAM memory are addressable. Each of the screen's picture elements can be individually turned on and off, and each of the memory's bytes can be market," said William Cobb, Paradyne's vice president of business-class access solutions. "Our new SHDSL FrameSaver DSL system enables service providers to offer customers an easily installable device for their mission-critical networks that will give them the `best of both worlds' with the end-to-end service level management benefits of frame relay and the lower cost and higher speeds available with SHDSL."
The new FrameSaver 9788 DSL CSU/DSU and router operate with Paradyne's multiservices Hotwire(R) GranDSLAM (DSL access multiplexer) as well as any other vendor's DSLAM (DSL Access Multiplexor) A central office (CO) device for ADSL service that intermixes voice traffic and DSL traffic onto a customer's DSL line. It also separates incoming phone and data signals and directs them onto the appropriate carrier's network. See DSL. that is compatible with the new ITU-T G.992.1 standard.
About the Paradyne FrameSaver DSL Family
The FrameSaver DSL family is a robust frame relay access system, which gives service providers a cost-effective platform for delivering business-class DSL services. Unique system features enable lower cost customer installation of the endpoints, radically reducing service installation and turn up costs. Advanced diagnostic and management features enable Network Operations Center See NOC.
Network Operations Center - (NOC) A location from which the operation of a network or internet is monitored. Additionally, this center usually serves as a clearinghouse for connectivity problems and efforts to resolve those problems. (NOC (Network Operations Center) A central or regional location for monitoring a large network. Also called a "network management center" (NMC), "service management center" (SMC) or "network control center" (NCC), a NOC may be used to manage a large enterprise network, ) personnel to quickly diagnose, isolate and correct problems remotely. The system's capability to pinpoint faults on the end-to-end network, including the customer premises equipment See CPE. , leads to rapid repair and reduces the need for time consuming and costly truck rolls. Service providers can perform non-disruptive end-to-end loopbacks to quickly verify circuit operation - a unique capability of the FrameSaver solution that is key in the provisioning and maintenance of DSL frame relay circuits. Additionally, the solutions' ability to continually monitor the network enables the service provider to proactively fix problems prior to affecting customers' mission critical applications.
The G.shdsl based FrameSaver DSL system extends ATM to the customer premises, where it is converted to frame relay. This capability provides ATM QoS, allowing service providers to support stringent performance levels required by mission-critical frame relay networks.
The FrameSaver DSL system also includes an optional software upgrade capability providing service level reporting functionality required for premium managed services offerings, a benefit enabled by Paradyne's OpenLane(R) Network Management System.
Pricing and Availability
The SHDSL FrameSaver DSL endpoints will be available in July, starting at $995.
Paradyne is a leading developer of carrier class, high-speed network access solutions. A recognized market leader in digital subscriber line (DSL) and service level management (SLM) solutions, Paradyne markets its award-winning Hotwire DSL, ReachDSL(TM) and FrameSaver Service Level Management systems to service providers and business customers. More than 13,000 Hotwire DSL Access Multiplexers (DSLAMs) have been deployed around the world. Paradyne has shipped over 100,000 ports of its unique ReachDSL solution, giving carriers the ability to deliver broadband over almost any copper lines, even those that are very long or severely impaired. Paradyne's SLM solutions have been deployed into mission-critical enterprise networks by the leading carriers, including AT&T, Bell Canada, Broadwing, Intermedia Intermedia - A hypertext system developed by a research group at IRIS (Brown University). , SBC (1) (SBC Communications Inc., San Antonio, TX, www.sbc.com) A large, national telecommunications company that grew from a multitude of local and regional companies, including Southwestern Bell, Pacific Bell and Nevada Bell, into a single, unified brand by 2002. , Sprint, Verizon and WorldCom.
Paradyne is headquartered in the Tampa Bay area. More information is available by calling 1-800-PARADYNE (U.S. and Canada), 1-727-530-8623 or visiting www.paradyne.com.
Information about Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the "safe-harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PSLRA) implemented several significant substantive changes affecting certain cases brought under the federal securities laws, including changes related to pleading, discovery, liability, class representation and awards fees and of 1995 and are made based on management's current expectations or beliefs as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management. Expressions of current expectations related to revenue, earnings and future business prospects, including, without limitation, "expects", "estimates", "forecast", "continue" or "plans", reflecting something other than historical fact, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. The following factors, among others, could cause Paradyne's actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements: the timing and amount of expense reduction; the ability to successfully negotiate a new bank line of credit; the uncertainty of litigation An action brought in court to enforce a particular right. The act or process of bringing a lawsuit in and of itself; a judicial contest; any dispute.
When a person begins a civil lawsuit, the person enters into a process called litigation. , including putative shareholder class actions; a reliance on international sales; rapid technological change could render Paradyne's products obsolete; the uncertain acceptance of new telecommunications services based on DSL; substantial dependence on network service providers who may reduce or discontinue their purchase of products or services at anytime; the timing and amount of, or cancellation or rescheduling of, orders of Paradyne's products to existing and new customers; possible inability to sustain revenue growth or profitability; dependence on only a few customers for a substantial portion of Paradyne's revenue; highly competitive markets; dependence on sales of access products to Lucent Technologies; dependence on sole and single-source suppliers; and a long and unpredictable sales cycle. For a detailed discussion of these and other factors that could cause Paradyne's actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements, please refer to Paradyne's most recent Form 10-K Form 10-K
A report required by the SEC from exchange-listed companies that provides for annual disclosure of certain financial information.
See 10-K. and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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