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Register On-Line Now: Fourth Astral Point Tutorial On Optical Networking Set For Next Tuesday.

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CHELMSFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 18, 2001

Its fourth teleconference to provide background information on optical networking Communications between computers, telephones and other electronic devices using light. An optical network is far more reliable and has far greater potential transmission capacity than networking in the electrical domain. See optical fiber.  for journalists and industry analysts will be held next Tuesday, January 23, 2001 at 1:00 PM EST EST electroshock therapy.

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The 30-minute presentation on "Distributed Cross Connect Innovation" will be conducted by Amy Byrnes, senior manager for Astral Point's ON 2000 and ON 5000 optical nodes. She will discuss the evolution of digital cross connect systems A digital cross-connect system (DCS) is a piece of circuit-switched network equipment, typically used in telephone networks, that allows lower-level TDM bit streams, such as DS0 bit steams, to be rearranged and interconnected among higher-level TDM signals, such as DS1 bit streams.  in traditional and modern telecommunications networks and how they underlie essential revenue-generating services. Amy will also describe new distributed DCS (1) See also DSC.

(2) Digital Cross-connect System) A network switching and grooming device used by telecom carriers. See digital cross-connect.
 techniques that enable carriers and network service providers to evolve the voice-oriented technology into modern multi-service network environments. A moderator will introduce Amy and coordinate Q&As following her presentation.

To register, please go to Press Room and fill out the registration form for the January 23rd teleconference by 1:00 PM Monday, January 22, 2001.

The phone number and access code for the conference will be e-mailed to each registrant Monday evening.

We hope you'll join us.
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