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Allied Telesis Touts Rapier 48w

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BOTHELL, Wash. and CHIASSO, Switzerland -- Allied Telesis, a global provider of secure IP/Ethernet access solutions and an industry leader in the deployment of IP Triple Play networks over copper and fiber access infrastructures, today announced the Rapier 48w (AT-RP48w), a combination of switch and router in a single device for WAN connectivity with up to 50 LAN ports. The product was developed especially for service providers using legacy backhaul technology and enables the expansion of their customer base with a range of new services without the need for major infrastructure investments.

With Allied Telesis' new Rapier 48w switch/router, service providers can offer customers a range of services at different price points with its bandwidth-limiting feature. The device supplies Ethernet connectivity up to 48 users or homes, and each stream can be bandwidth-limited in 64kbps increments. This flexibility enables to sell customers upgrades to higher-priced, more powerful services as their needs evolve. The Rapier 48w provides further flexibility with LAN connectivity through 48 auto-negotiating MDI/MDI-X Fast Ethernet ports as well as two SFP bays that support both copper and fiber Gigabit SFP modules. As a result, providers can add Triple Play services to their product range whilst adapting to the evolution of their local infrastructure from copper to fiber. An optional Network Service Module (NSM) supplies WAN connectivity and supports up to four Port Interface Card (PIC) modules. Using the PIC modules, the Rapier 48w can be configured for a variety of uplink interfaces such as T1 and DS3 for North America and E1 (PRI), BRI or synchronous for European deployments.

The new standalone switch/router supports an unusually wide range of operating temperatures (0 - 50 degree C or 32 -122 degree F) and can be installed in locations with fluctuating temperatures with no loss of service quality. It also supports Network Equipment Building System (NEBS) standards, which help to ensure the durability and reliability of telecoms equipment. The NEBS-compliant Rapier 48w can therefore safely be installed in exchanges and similar facilities. With its streamlined form factor and a depth of only 230mm, the device easily fits into a standard central office network cabinet. To maximize uptime it features two hot-swappable fan modules, located at the front of the device for easy access and quick replacement. The device is 48vDC powered to ensure continued operation even in the event of an AC power outage.

Allied Telesis Inc.

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