NComm Intros APS

NComm releases first standard Automatic Protection Switching (APS) product for Sonet transport

November 18, 2002

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SALEM, N.H. -- NComm, Inc. today announced the release of NComm TMS SONET APS, the industry’s only standard software product for Automatic Protection Switching (APS) in SONET transport networks. Combined with integrated SONET interface evaluation hardware from Agere Systems Inc. (NYSE: AGR.A, AGR.B), the product allows equipment manufacturers to easily implement complete, standards-based APS solutions on a variety of current network platforms. The NComm TMS SONET APS is proven, high-quality source code that ensures superior APS functionality as well as much needed interoperability between different manufacturers’ platforms.“SONET carries large amounts of traffic. Therefore, customers and service providers were eagerly awaiting an APS implementation that was not only standard-compliant, but truly interoperable and dependable,” said John Brandte, vice president of marketing and business development at NComm. “The release of our new product is a major step toward meeting the need for standard-compliant, reliable and interoperable SONET protection switching across a broad range of equipment and manufacturers.” Telica, a leading provider of innovative softswitch-based voice and data infrastructure products, plans to implement the integrated NComm and Agere Systems solution. “It’s very important for Telica to deliver reliable functionality to every aspect of our platform. Our decision to implement NComm’s APS software was based on very positive experience with NComm’s WAN interface products and NCOMM’s reputation as a reliable supplier of critical WAN source code,” said Joe Quinlivan, vice president of engineering at Telica, Inc.NComm Inc.Agere SystemsTelica Inc.

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