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Telco Systems launches flexible, scaleable hardened DS3 multiplexer; Telco EdgeGate CPE VoIP platform purchased by Whatcom County PUD
June 3, 2002
FOXBORO, Mass. -- Telco Systems, a leader in network edge technology and IP switching platforms, today introduced the EdgeLink100XT hardened DS3 multiplexer at SUPERCOMM 2002. The EdgeLink100XT combines the benefits of extended temperature support and optical delivery to provide a perfect solution for cell sites and remote terminals where bandwidth to provide enhanced services has exceeded T1, but doesn't warrant the cost of an OC-3.In a single rack unit, the EdgeLink100XT is the only compact M13 multiplexer that supports both electrical and optical DS3 operation that is rugged enough to handle uncontrolled environments with temperatures ranging from -40¡C to +65¡C. In addition, the EdgeLink100XT gives service providers an alternative to costly SONET equipment and delivers seven times the bandwidth of bandwidth-limiting DS2 optical extension devices often used to feed fiber to remote or rural areas."The EdgeLink100XT fits two major needs for a carrier's infrastructure," said Dave Boulos, VP of product management, Telco Systems. "First, the EdgeLink100XT provides a solution for last mile delivery of T1 services to rural locations such as cell sites or remote huts where environmental conditions can't be controlled. Secondly, the EdgeLink100XT can be optioned to deliver these T1s over an integrated optical solution that provides the protection and reach to these locations, without the cost and bandwidth overkill associated with SONET."The new EdgeLink100XT is being introduced at Telco Systems' booth #24622 at SUPERCOMM.In a separate release:Telco Systems, a leader in network edge technology and IP switching platforms, today announced that the Public Utility District (PUD) No. 1 of Whatcom County in Washington State, has made a major purchase of the EdgeGate(tm) CPE VoIP Platform to support the InfiNET project creating a community network- for the people of Whatcom County. The last mile connections will be to businesses to provide a 100 Mbps Ethernet connection. The EdgeGate CPE family of products offers extremely, cost-effective IP integrated voice and data solutions for the Small-Office, Home-Office (SOHO) and Small-to-Medium Enterprise (SME), while providing unparalleled efficiency, flexibility and performance in its class.With the first phase expected to be complete by June 2002, the InfiNET network will provide the fiber optic backbone for affordable large-bandwidth connections, which will be available to all wholesale entities. Through this fiber optic backbone network, resellers can provide Whatcom County residents with high-speed Internet connections averaging 100 Mbps, digital video including Video-on-Demand video conferencing, and access to telephone service. Telco Systems' EdgeGate CPE, powered by Netergy Microelectronics'(www.netergymicro.com) Audacity VoIP processors, is being used to deliver such services at the customer location."The EdgeGate CPE continues to be recognized as an ideal solution for the last mile solution in municipalities FTTH initiatives. It was chosen because it not only meets their size and environmental requirements for outdoor installations, but also meets their needs in terms of the number of user voice and data interfaces, and selectable uplink speeds from 10/100 to Gigabit Ethernet back to the central switching location," said Dave Boulos, vice president of product management, Telco Systems. "This is key in situations where an end-user, such as a town office or public services station, bandwidth requirements are different than a residential users needs. A single EdgeGate CPE platform will meet both customers needs."Telco SystemsFor more information on Supercomm 2002, please visit: Supercomm Special
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