Introduces Packet Forwarding Module for its Distributed Node (DN)multiservice switch product family

February 19, 2002

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ACTON, Mass. -- WaveSmith Networks, an emerging company focused on redefining multiservice switching for carriers, announced today its Frame Relay capabilities for the DN(TM) multiservice switch product family. With today's announcement, WaveSmith raises the performance and profitability of a long-entrenched and still-growing market, enabling carriers to offer the most advanced and cost effective Frame Relay services with seamless IP/MPLS integration.WaveSmith's Packet Forwarding Module(TM) (PFM) offers a full suite of Frame Relay, Frame Relay-to-ATM, and IP/MPLS services that average one-third the cost-per-port of legacy multiservice switches and 2-4 times the density with access interfaces ranging from DS0 to OC-12c. WaveSmith's PFM supports a wide array of redundancy options including 1:1 or 1:N protection schemes. Additionally, the PFM runs the WaveCore(TM) OS, which allows it to achieve telephony-grade reliability. All of this can be attained in a form factor that is one-fifth the rack space of incumbent solutions. "We project our Frame Relay services to continue to grow substantially over the next several years. We have been looking for a vendor to provide a solution that allows us to offer those services to our customers less expensively, but with significant performance and density advancements," said Brian Shearrow, director of network operations at Fiber Network Solutions, Inc. (FNSI). "WaveSmith is one of the first vendors we've seen to offer such compelling frame relay capabilities, especially as compared to legacy multiservice products. The Frame Relay functionality they are proposing would allow us to offer our customers the same services at a lower price point with an increase in performance." WaveSmith Networks Inc.

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