Brilliant Bows C-2000

Brilliant Telecommunications launches the Cern C-2000, expanding its family of carrier-class network time and synchronization servers

February 26, 2008

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CAMPBELL, Calif. -- Brilliant Telecommunications (Brilliant), Inc., a developer of ultra precise and reliable hardware-based network time and synchronization technology, today announced the immediate availability of its high-performance Cern C-2000 Primary Reference Source (PRS) and Primary Reference Clock (PRC). A resilient, robust and intelligent ITU Stratum timing distribution network on an IP infrastructure can be built using the Cern C-2000, to deliver critical timing and synchronization to support Quality of Experience (QoE) in a wide variety of applications to include wireless backhaul, IPTV and VoIP. Brilliant's customers now have a seamless IP-based timing option that can be cost-effectively integrated into their existing network infrastructure.

Available in both an AC and redundant DC powered 1RU rack-mountable chassis, the C-2000 is a complete standards-based solution meeting GR 2830, ITU G.811, and G.8261 synchronous Ethernet performance characteristics. Design features include eight software selectable interfaces providing both Building Infrastructure Timing System (BITS) and T1/E1 retiming, strict security compliance and high-availability, as well as other interfaces supporting traditional synchronous TDM timing and IP-based timing. Tightly integrated with Brilliant's integrated antenna and NTP server-the Zurich Z-1000- the C-2000 accepts a GPS signal from the Z-1000 and other manufacturer's new or existing antennas, ensuring flexibility and cost containment. In addition to PRS and PRC, the C-2000 is a highly accurate Network Time Protocol (NTP) server and Precision Time Protocol (PTP) Grandmaster, designed to exceed the performance requirements of the emerging IEEE 1588 standard.

"Mobile operators are embracing IP/Ethernet as a backhaul technology to increase usable bandwidth while reducing the cost per bit in their networks. This transition from circuit to packet causes critical timing and synchronization capabilities to be lost," says Michael Howard, principal analyst and co-founder, Infonetics Research. "The Brilliant Cern C-2000 provides operators with a standards-based method to accurately synchronize their applications without the cost or complexity involved with some other alternatives."

Brilliant Telecommunications Inc.

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