TranSwitch's PacketTrunk-4 Plus Serves as Building Block for TDM Circuit Emulation over IP, MPLS, and Switched Ethernet; Industry's First Product to Support all IETF PWE3 Specifications for PDH Including TDMoIP(R), SAToP and CESoPSN.SHELTON, Conn. -- TranSwitch(R) Corporation (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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"The transport of T/E carrier signals and accurate timing over packet-switched networks is becoming increasingly important to manufacturers of access equipment," said Daryl Inniss, vice president, Communications Semiconductors for Ovum-RHK. "With the advent of mature IETF See Internet Engineering Task Force.
IETF - Internet Engineering Task Force PWE3 and other specifications for circuit emulation, service providers and enterprises now have a path to reliable, interoperable TDM (Time Division Multiplexing) A technology that transmits multiple signals simultaneously over a single transmission path. Each lower-speed signal is time sliced into one high-speed transmission. interworking (standard) interworking - Systems or components, possibly from different origins, working together to perform some task. Interworking depends crucially on standards to define the interfaces between the components. across heterogeneous networks."
"TranSwitch sees enormous potential in developing solutions for the evolutionary convergence of communications networks," said Brian Stroehlein, product marketing manager for TranSwitch. "PacketTrunk-4 Plus is a key addition to our portfolio of convergence products for access and edge networks in that it enables transparent transport of legacy TDM traffic over IP/MPLS/Ethernet networks with 'synchronization interface' quality clock recovery."
PacketTrunk-4 Plus allows the implementation of multi-port CES gateway functionality with enhanced cost/performance for a variety of carrier and enterprise applications across the network. This single-chip solution incorporates G.823/G.824 "synchronization interface" (less than 15 ppb, 1 sec) quality clock recovery, encapsulation (IPv4, IPv6, 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. , L2TPv3, Ethernet), jitter compensation, Layer 2/3/4 QoS support, and support for transport of structured and unstructured TDM signals over a PSN. The device serves as a building block for CES over IP, MPLS and switched Ethernet networks. Typical applications include:
--Cellular backhaul and/or network synchronization
--TDM services over metro Ethernet, CATV, or broadband wireless networks
--Enterprise private line/toll bypass over an IP/MPLS IP/MPLS Internet Protocol/Multi-Protocol Label Switching MAN
--HDLC-based data trunking (e.g. Frame Relay) over IP/MPLS
--SS7 transport over IP/MPLS
The PacketTrunk-4 Plus is compliant with all relevant industry specifications and standards. These include Internet Engineering Task Force (c/o Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI), Reston, VA, www.ietf.org) Founded in 1986, the IETF is a non-membership, open, voluntary standards organization dedicated to identifying problems and opportunities in IP data networks and proposing technical solutions to the (IETF) Pseudo-Wire Edge-to-Edge Emulation (PWE3), Internet drafts for TDMoIP, SAToP (Structure Agnostic TDM over Packet), and CESoPSN (Circuit Emulation Services over Packet Switch Networks), and derivative standards and specifications from the Metro Ethernet Forum The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) was founded in 2002. It is a non-profit international industry consortium, dedicated to worldwide adoption of Carrier Ethernet networks and services. (MEF), ITU-T See ITU.
ITU-T - International Telecommunications Union , and the MPLS/Frame Relay Alliance (MFA).
PacketTrunk-4 Plus is available now with an RTOS-independent hardware-abstraction layer (HAL), evaluation kit, TDMoIP calculator spreadsheet, BSDL and IBIS models, and extensive documentation. PacketTrunk-4 Plus is backward compatible to the first generation PacketTrunk-4 so existing customers will have an easy migration to the new device. The device is packaged in a 256-pin 27 x 27 mm Plastic Ball Grid Array “BGA” redirects here. For other uses, see BGA (disambiguation).
A ball grid array (BGA) is a type of surface-mount packaging used for integrated circuits. (PBGA). Power supply voltages are 1.5v core and 3.3v I/O.
TranSwitch Corporation designs, develops and markets innovative semiconductors that provide core functionality and complete solutions for voice, data and video communications network equipment. As a leading supplier to telecom, datacom, cable television and wireless markets, TranSwitch customers include the major OEMs that serve the worldwide public network, the Internet, and corporate Wide Area Networks (WANs). TranSwitch devices are inherently flexible, many incorporating embedded programmable microcontrollers to rapidly meet customers' new requirements or evolving network standards by modifying a function via software instruction. TranSwitch implements global communications standards in its VLSI solutions and is committed to providing high-quality products and services. TranSwitch, Shelton, CT, 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. 9001:2000 registered company. For more information, visit www.transwitch.com.
Forward-looking statements in this release, including statements regarding management's expectations for future financial results and the markets for TranSwitch's products, 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. Investors are cautioned that these forward-looking statements regarding TranSwitch, its operations and its financial results involve risks and uncertainties, including without limitation risks associated with acquiring new businesses; of downturns in economic conditions generally and in the telecommunications and data communications markets and the semiconductor industry specifically; risks in product development and market acceptance of and demand for TranSwitch's products and products developed by TranSwitch's customers; risks relating to TranSwitch's indebtedness; risks of failing to attract and retain key managerial and technical personnel; risks associated with foreign sales and high customer concentration; risks associated with competition and competitive pricing pressures; risks associated with investing in new businesses; risks of dependence on third-party VLSI fabrication facilities; risks related to intellectual property rights and 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. ; risks in technology development and commercialization; and other risks detailed in TranSwitch's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
TranSwitch is a registered trademark of TranSwitch Corporation. PacketTrunk is a trademark of TranSwitch Corporation. TDMoIP is a registered trademark of RAD Data Communications RAD Data Communications (also known as "RAD") is a privately held corporation, based in Tel Aviv, Israel, that designs and manufacturers specialized networking equipment. It was founded in 1981 by Zohar Zisapel and his brother, Yehuda. .