Movaz will use Parama's 'ADM on a chip' on a number of designs for its RAY family of wavelength services products

June 23, 2004

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CHICAGO -- Movaz Networks and Parama Networks announced today at Supercomm that they will collaborate to use Parama 's "ADM-on-a-Chip" on a number of designs for the Movaz RAY family of wavelength services products, including the new RAYROADM, or "reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer." The effort brings together two leaders in their respective fields -- Movaz has considerable strengths in the area of optical networking, e.g., ROADM and DWDM, whereas Parama has cutting-edge expertise in VLSI SoC and SONET/SDH transport network technologies.

The effort, which started well before Supercomm, addresses important requirements as service providers transition their networks to a converged transport model. This model features new equipment such as MSPPs (multi-service provisioning platforms) and MSTPs (multi-service transport platforms). These requirements include integrating electrical SONET/SDH with optical transport to achieve lower capital and operating costs and more flexible systems, simpler "per wavelength" service reconfiguration, a unified control plane, more efficient use of wavelengths via grooming, and a unified network management system.

"The ADM on a Chip has some very compelling properties, such as a centralized architecture, low power, and a high-level software environment, which is crucial in order to meet the evolving needs of our current and future customers," said Bijan Khosravi, Chairman and CEO of Movaz Networks. "One need is the ability to interconnect multiple rings and create virtual mesh networks and the ADM-on-a-Chip excels in this regard by allowing network designers to separate the physical design from the restoration design. This will result in much more efficient and less complex networks that feature design simplicity, easier maintenance and full SONET / SDH reliability.

"We are pleased to be working with one of the clear leaders in optical wavelength services," said Hemant Bheda, CEO of Parama Networks. "We believe that carriers will benefit tremendously from the integration of optical and SONET/SDH. Working with a partner like Movaz brings industry proven optical expertise together with our highly integrated ADM on a chip family to work towards the most integrated and flexible solution set in the market."

Movaz Networks Inc.

Parama Networks Inc.

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