Telica's Multiservice Switching System Achieves NEBS Level 3 Certification; Passing Stringent Test Further Proof of Carrier-Class Design of Plexus 9000 System.Business/Technology Editors
MARLBORO Marlboro or Marlborough (märl`bərō), city (1990 pop. 31,813), Middlesex co., E Mass.; settled on the site of a Native American village 1657, inc. as a city 1890. , Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 13, 2000
Telica, Inc., a leading developer of intelligent multiservice switching systems, today announced that their flagship solution, the Plexus 9000, has been certified as NEBS Level 3 compliant. NEBS certification provides the highest level of assurance of a product's reliability when placed in the central office of a telecommunications service provider A Telecommunications Service Provider or TSP is a type of Communications Service Provider that has traditionally provided telephone and similar services. This category includes ILECs, CLECs, and mobile wireless companies. . Unprecedented in the industry, Telica's Plexus 9000 moved from conception to product release, including NEBS Level 3 certification, in less than a year.
"We designed the Plexus 9000 to exceed the reliability and availability of current switching systems," said John St. Amand, president and 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. of Telica. "These tests show that our solutions not only meet rigorous design guidelines, but can also easily be deployed in new and existing networks. Our customers, including ILECs and CLECs, agree that we have a truly carrier-class system, and NEBS Level 3 certification is further proof."
NEBS (Network Equipment Building Systems) certification tests are an extensive set of rigid assessments that evaluate the performance and quality of network equipment. To receive certification, the equipment also undergoes environmental and safety tests such as flammability, Zone-4 earthquake vibration, thermal shock, changing temperature, mechanical shock and electrostatic discharge. In addition to passing the NEBS requirements, Telica's Plexus 9000 also met every 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. and Bell Atlantic supplementary deviations to the NEBS tests.
"Our experience in testing the Plexus 9000 easily demonstrated that Telica has the knowledge and understanding required to build a NEBS-compliant system from the ground up," said Dwight Moore, vice president of East Coast Operations for National Technical Systems. "The system passed the rigorous NEBS testing process in the shortest time possible, which is clear evidence of a solid design that should stand up well in the challenging service provider environment."
Telica is a developer of intelligent multiservice broadband switching systems for ILECs, CLECs and next generation service providers. Telica's Plexus 9000, a carrier-grade edge switching system, enables service providers to simplify their network architecture, normalize normalize
to convert a set of data by, for example, converting them to logarithms or reciprocals so that their previous non-normal distribution is converted to a normal one. the switching and transport of voice and data traffic over a unified broadband packet network and enable highly cost-effective switched voice and data service delivery. Telica has received funding from Prism Venture Partners, Highland Capital Partners Highland Capital Partners is a global venture capital firm with offices located in Boston, Silicon Valley, Geneva, and Shanghai. Since its inception in 1988, the firm has invested in more than 180 early and growth stage companies and taken a sector-focused approach to investing in , Oak Investment Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners Bessemer Venture Partners is a private venture capital firm with offices in Silicon Valley, New York, Massachusetts, China, and India. It has backed such companies as Ciena, Flarion, Parametric Technologies, Skype, Staples, VeriSign and Veritas. and Nassau Capital. Redback Networks (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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rBAK Remote Backup ) added its financial support on the corporate investment side. Telica was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Marlboro, MA, with offices in Colorado, Texas, Virginia and Canada.
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