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Extreme Networks' Ethernet switching with EAPS technology modernizes metro network of Munich's public works provider SWM-Versorgungs
January 21, 2003
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR - News) is providing its leading Ethernet switching platforms to aid the City of Munich with managing the local water supply. This modern Metro network, implemented by Public Works provider SWM-Versorgungs GmbH, features high resiliency from Extreme's Ethernet Automatic Protection Switching (EAPS) technology.SWM-Versorgungs GmbH selected Extreme Networks to integrate its FDDI fiber ring with Ethernet technology. Extreme's switching platforms provide increased bandwidth, Quality of Service (QoS) and fault tolerance to support increasing amounts of data traffic. Extreme's EAPS software capability extends SONET-like reliability to ring-based networks, exceeding the performance of Spanning Tree technology. In addition, EAPS greatly improves network resiliency, with sub-50 millisecond recovery of data services should a fiber line be cut or interrupted.Extreme's Alpine(TM) 3800 and Summit®48si switching platforms provide a complete core and edge network solution for SWM-Versorgungs. Critical data traffic can be prioritized with Extreme Networks' QoS functionality to support both existing applications and future considerations for VoIP and streaming video."The seamless integration of our Metro optical infrastructure with Extreme's Ethernet platforms have proven to be an economical success," said Ludwig Bentele, head of process control systems at SWM-Versorgungs GmbH. "We have gained additional bandwidth reserves providing added investment protection. Additionally, Ethernet fits perfectly with our objective to implement a standards-based network, one that is easier to configure and less expensive to operate than FDDI."Extreme Networks Inc.
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