Vitesse Intros Latest EOS Mapper

Vitesse HOVCATe mappers provide comprehensive set of features for architects of metro Ethernet equipment

August 30, 2004

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CAMARILLO, Calif. -- Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:VTSS) continues to drive innovation in the Metro Ethernet equipment market with its most recent additions to its VersaCAT(TM) Ethernet-over-SONET product family, HOVCAT48e and HOVCAT192e. The HOVCATe(TM) (High Order Virtual Concatenation) devices map traffic at OC-48/2.5 Gbps and OC-192/10 Gbps and provide the most comprehensive set of features on the market today. These devices enable carriers to utilize existing SONET/SDH networks to efficiently and cost-effectively transport data services with new or existing platforms. The mappers support GFP, LCAS, and Virtual Concatenation for use in Multi-Service-Provisioning Platforms (MSPPs), SONET/SDH Add/Drop multiplexers, and Resilient Packet Ring (RPR) applications.

The HOVCATe mappers are built on the established and field-proven HOVCAT192(TM) (VSC9118) mapper from Vitesse, which has been designed into eight of the top 10 tier-one optical networking manufacturers. These devices implement an optimized architecture that adds support for OC-48 RPR applications with a specialized 5 Gbps operating mode and vital GFP statistics counters. They also offer improved performance management capabilities to enable the essential operations, administration, management, and provisioning (OAM&P) features required by carriers as Ethernet-in-the-WAN deployments mature, creating a more reliable network that is easier to manage.

"Carriers in their quest to converge on a single network supporting multiple services have standardized on GFP, VCAT, and LCAS. iSuppli expects port shipments of GFP-enabled mappers to grow by 85% CAGR thru 2007," said Steve Rago, principal analyst, Networking and Optical Practice, iSuppli. "One reason carriers chose to build their next-generation networks over exiting SONET/SDH infrastructure is its proven reliability and well established OAM&P capabilities. Vitesse in its HOVCATe has recognized this and added OAM&P capabilities on chip, helping OEMs meet the expectations of carriers."

Vitesse Semiconductor Corp.

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