Lightmaze offers its YUMIX 4ooo platform for setting up an optical infrastructure that supports new video services

October 6, 2004

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EISINGEN, Germany -- Lightmaze Solutions AG,, specialist in intelligent optical networks, offers network operators the YUMIX 4ooo platform, a powerful, flexible and reasonably priced solution for setting up an optical infrastructure that supports new video services for VoD providers.

Video on Demand is gaining increasing acceptance among end customers on account of the increasing popularity of fast broadband connections and improved image quality. For the efficient and low-cost transmission of the digital video data, VoD providers have to be able to use the existing long-distance networks of service providers and carriers, without sacrificing the quality of the transmitted video signal. This is a great business opportunity for network operators – provided they have the right technology.

"Most network operators have the problem that most of their optical fibre-based long-distance networks are based on packet-oriented protocols like Internet Protocol (IP) or SONET/SDH (Synchronous Optical Network/Synchronous Digital Hierarchy) and other widespread protocols through which they want to transport video streams in real time", explains Dr. Elke Jahn, CEO of Lightmaze Solutions AG. "At the same time there is a greater demand for Quality of Service so that the video data reaches the end customer without errors." On the one hand, this requires reliable and versatile access solutions for integrating the VoD provider into the existing Metro or WAN networks of the network operators, but on the other hand it calls for powerful, flexible infrastructures with high data throughput and a high level of data security.

The YUMIX 4ooo hardware platform by Lightmaze Solutions AG more than meets these requirements: on the one hand, the YUMIX 4ooo platform allows the integration of existing customers' networks of the VoD suppliers in the short-distance range, and on the other hand it also allows the reasonably priced setup and operation of any topology for long-distance traffic, i.e. from point-to-point, ring networks, and even going as far as meshed networks.

Through the specific combination of the YUMIX 4ooo platform with selected products by Pandatel AG,, for example converters and multiplexers, copper-based networks can still be used in the short-distance range for transmitting video data. Such an all-in-one solution cuts costs: with the help of Pandatel converters, the electrical video signals are converted into optical signals for transmission over long distances. These data streams can then be combined using a multiplexer and transmitted by optical fibre; in this way, optimum use is made of the bandwidth of the optical network.

Lightmaze Solutions AG

Pandatel AG

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