Packs more capacity, functionality into its FLASHWAVE® 4300 platform

February 5, 2002

2 Min Read

RICHARDSON, Texas -- Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc., today introduced industry-leading capabilities for its FLASHWAVE® 4300 platform that allow carriers to further optimize the bandwidth efficiency and profitability of their metro access networks. These capabilities enable new services, and increase traffic aggregation and grooming, while leveraging and optimizing existing investments and dramatically decreasing ongoing operational expenses. These new carrier-hardened capabilities can be added into a network seamlessly, including integrated test access and transmux for true digital cross-connect switch (DCS) capability, OC-48 BLSR (bidirectional line-switched ring) functionality, and 10/100BaseT and Gigabit Ethernet service interface modules. FLASHWAVE 4300 is a multiservice, optical transport platform that is optimized for efficient transport in today's converged IOF network; Carriers no longer need resort to a piecemeal approach offered by single-protocol products that result in poor port densities for high-capacity applications and over-engineering for lower-rate, lower-cost applications.At the heart of FLASHWAVE 4300 is the unique M13 Transmux unit. TheTransmux provides M13 functionality to multiplex/demultiplex DS1s to and from a DS3. In a typical hub node application, the Transmux plug-in unit can groom DS1s from access rings into DS3s, thus fully packing the DS3 and creating greater bandwidth efficiencies. The channelized DS3s can then be dropped to another Network Element (NE), such as a DCS, frame relay switch, ATM (asynchronous transfer mode) switch or a router. FLASHWAVE 4300 further increases bandwidth capacity by using a combination of larger switch fabrics, the M13 transmultiplexer (transmux) and 10/100Base-T and gigabit Ethernet service interface modules. The larger switch fabric and M13 transmux combine to aggregate and groom traffic coming into the central office, creating a more bandwidth-efficient handoff to the customer's core transport network. Integrated test access provides the testing and monitoring required for the FLASHWAVE 4300 to perform the functionality of a true DCS. By consolidating incoming traffic, the DCS switch fabric is utilized more efficiently sparing service providers theexpense of purchasing new and larger DCSs. Fujitsu Network Communications Inc. (FNC)

Subscribe and receive the latest news from the industry.
Join 62,000+ members. Yes it's completely free.

You May Also Like