Pulsecom Announces New ExchangePoint Integrated Access Solutions Family.
HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 26, 1998--Pulsecom, a leading supplier of communications access solutions, Monday announced a new family of products which will be called the ExchangePoint Integrated Access Solutions Family, enabling service providers to quickly and cost-effectively deploy bundled data and voice services.
The ExchangePoint Integrated Access Solutions family includes the ExchangePoint 8000, a modular integrated access server offering a wide variety of user and network interfaces for multiple services, the ExchangePoint 2000, a mid-range access device delivering a variety of voice, data and ISDN ISDN
in full Integrated Services Digital Network
Digital telecommunications network that operates over standard copper telephone wires or other media. interfaces, and the ExchangePoint 1000, a sleek, lower cost unit that allows fast deployment of voice and data interfaces for bundled service deployments.
The ExchangePoint products are designed specifically to meet the needs of service providers who need to deploy multiple services to their customer base. In particular, the ExchangePoint 2000 and ExchangePoint 1000 are ideal for CLECs who desire high-performance, standards-based solutions that have the ability to integrate directly with digital switches.
The ExchangePoint 2000 and ExchangePoint 1000 enable these competitive providers to provision low cost voice and data services over T1 lines to their small- and medium-sized business customers using either their own fiber or T1 lines that they have leased from their incumbent LEC (1) (LAN Emulation Client) A software driver that provides LAN emulation (LANE) in an ATM network. It resides in an ATM end station or in a computer system that provides the LAN to ATM conversion, often known as a LAN access device. See LANE. .
"Delivering multiple services quickly and cost-effectively to customers is one of the most common challenges faced by network service providers today," said Sassan Babaie, vice president of marketing for Pulsecom.
"With our new ExchangePoint family of products, providers can integrate, concentrate and commonly present multiple types of customer traffic within the access layer, thereby speeding deployment of new services and significantly reducing the cost of their infrastructure.
The ExchangePoint family delivers an array of products to meet the particular needs of each provider whether they are offering bundled services, managed services An umbrella term for third-party monitoring and maintaining of computers, networks and software. The actual equipment may be inhouse or at the third-party's facilities, but the "managed" implies an ongoing effort; for example, making sure the equipment is running at a certain quality , Internet or ISDN access or any combination of these to their customers," Babaie added.
The ExchangePoint 8000
The ExchangePoint 8000 delivers all the capabilities of an intelligent channel bank, a small Frame Relay switch and an entry-level DCS (1) See also DSC.
(2) Digital Cross-connect System) A network switching and grooming device used by telecom carriers. See digital cross-connect. in one compact unit. The modular architecture of the product allows service providers to incorporate a wide variety of user and network interfaces supporting multiple service types.
The ExchangePoint 8000 can be configured for either T1 or E1 terminations. Additional features of the ExchangePoint 8000 include: -0-
-- Optional, integral cross connect to maximize bandwidth usage
-- Small, compact size for low power consumption
-- Adherence to industry standards for easy integration with existing
equipment and infrastructure
-- Unique server architecture supporting circuit, packet and cell
switching that maximizes flexibility for service providers with
multiple network types
-- Extensive diagnostic and management support to ensure painless
maintenance and troubleshooting
The ExchangePoint 2000
The ExchangePoint 2000 is a mid-range access device offering voice, data and ISDN interfaces for deployment of multiple service types. The ExchangePoint 2000 can combine voice and data services onto a single T1 facility to greatly reduce network access costs. Key features of the ExchangePoint 2000 include: -0-
-- Drop and insert In a multichannel transmission system, a drop and insert is a process that diverts (drops) a portion of the multiplexed aggregate signal at an intermediate point, and introduces (inserts) a different signal for subsequent transmission in the same position, e.g. DSX DSX Digital Cross Connect
DSX Digital Signal Cross-Connect
DSX Data Service Cross-connect
DSX Digital Signal Level X port provisioning to reduce the complexity of
turning up new services
-- Expansion slots for up to four ExchangePoint 8000-compatible
voice, data or ISDN cards to give customers the ability to mix
and match ExchangePoint 2000 and 8000 products in their network
for the most economical solution. Expansion slots also enable
future growth and application evolution.
-- Embedded SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) A widely used network monitoring and control protocol. Data are passed from SNMP agents, which are hardware and/or software processes reporting activity in each network device (hub, router, bridge, etc. management delivering complete, standards-based
-- Compact design allowing desktop, wall mounting or rack mounting
to preserve valuable space and allow for installation in small
The ExchangePoint 1000
The ExchangePoint 1000 is a cost-effective access device that offers quick provisioning of voice and data interfaces for deployment of bundled services. The ExchangePoint 1000 acts as a voice and data channel bank with integral CSU See DSU/CSU.
1. CSU - California State University.
2. CSU - Cleveland State University.
3. CSU - Channel Service Unit. for deployment of up to 24 FXS (Foreign eXchange Station) The interface provided by the telephone company to its customers, which includes dial tone, power and ring voltage. The telephone jack on the wall is an FXS interface. analog voice ports and two high speed EIA (Electronic Industries Alliance, Arlington, VA, www.eia.org) A membership organization founded in 1924 as the Radio Manufacturing Association. It sets standards for consumer products and electronic components. 530A/V (1) (Audio/Video) Refers to equipment and applications that deal with sound and sight. The A/V world includes microphones, tape recorders, audio mixers, still and video cameras, film projectors, slide projectors, VCRs, CD and DVD players/recorders, amplifiers and .35 data ports. Other key features of the ExchangePoint 1000 include: -0-
-- Sleek, low profile packaging to enable installation in tight
spaces and preserve rack/closet space
-- Simple configuration without the need for computer terminal to
reduce training costs
-- Optimized for simple maintenance
Pricing and Availability
Pricing for the ExchangePoint 8000 starts at $10,000, the ExchangePoint 2000 starts at $7,000 and the ExchangePoint 1000 starts at $4,000. All prices are U.S. list. All three products are available now and will be displayed at the Comnet `98 tradeshow in Washington, D.C., Jan. 26-29 in the Pulsecom booth No. 1712.
For more information on Pulsecom and its products please call the company at 800/381-1997 or 703/471-2900 or visit its World Wide Web site at http://www.pulse.com .
Pulsecom (www.pulse.com) supplies communications access solutions to Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers (ILECs), Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLECs), 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. (ISPs) and distributors worldwide.
Pulsecom's extensive product line ranges from POTS (plain old telephone service) to ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network Integrated services digital network (ISDN)
A generic term referring to the integration of communications services transported over digital facilities such as wire pairs, coaxial cables, optical fibers, microwave radio, and satellites. ) to high-speed Internet and broadband access solutions.
The company is the largest manufacturer of D4 and plug-compatible equipment for Digital Loop Carrier In telephone communications, a technology that increases the number of channels in the local loop by converting analog signals to digital and multiplexing them back to the end office. systems in the industry, with more than 7 million voice and data circuits deployed. Pulsecom is an ISO (1) See ISO speed.
(2) (International Organization for Standardization, Geneva, Switzerland, www.iso.ch) An organization that sets international standards, founded in 1946. The U.S. member body is ANSI. 9001-registered firm with headquarters in Herndon, with regional offices throughout the world.
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