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Net Insight Unveils Nimbra 600

Introduces Nimbra 600 series of next-generation multiservice switches for triple-play, metro, and core

June 1, 2005

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STOCKHOLM -- Net Insight (STO:NET I B), a leading provider of video, voice and data networking equipment, today introduced the Nimbra(TM) 600 series of next generation multi-service switches that can deliver as much as 1 terabit per second switching capacity per rack. The Nimbra 600 series utilizes NG SDH/SONET and Net Insight's state-of-the-art switching architecture to provide the industry's lowest cost-per-bit switching with zero packet loss.

With carrier class performance combined with drastically reduced costs, the Nimbra 600 series is targeted at meeting the rigorous 100% QoS demands of triple-play and media networks, as well as opening up new revenue-generating service opportunities over metropolitan and core networks. Moreover, Nimbra 600 series is the only high-capacity switch on the market with sub lower-order granularity for all services including Ethernet.

The Nimbra 600 series presently consists of two multi-service switches:

  • Nimbra 680 - An 80 Gbps multi-service switch for metro core, triple play, and high-capacity professional media networks.

  • Nimbra 688 - Twice the access and switch capacity e.g. for replacement of multiple legacy platforms in metro and core PoPs.



The Nimbra 600 platform is ideal for operators deploying an integrated layer 1/layer 2 solution for bandwidth management of voice, data, video, and other new services. While the Nimbra 680 and 688 are typically the optimum building blocks in metro core and backbone optical networks, other members of the Nimbra product family such as the Nimbra One and Nimbra 340 will seamlessly extend the solution out to the metro access and customer access domains.

An automatic optical control plane enables both unicast and multicast services to be provisioned in a one step process, as well as easy network expansion. The internal non-hierarchical switch plane with 0.5 Mbps granularity can be extended across the network via SDH/SONET interfaces to achieve 95+% network utilization and maximum flexibility. The Nimbra 600 series also provides full carrier class features including full redundancy for switch planes, power supply, node controllers, and control paths.

"The Nimbra 600 series is a ground breaking family of multi-service switches," said Tomas Duffy, CEO of Net Insight. "By combining high capacity, the lowest cost per bit transport and guaranteed 100% QoS, the Nimbra 600 series provides an economical solution for service providers looking to provide advanced video, voice and data services demanded by today's market."

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