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June 4, 2002
ATLANTA -- Atrica Inc., a leading provider of Optical Ethernet equipment for the $15 billion Metro networking market, today announced a major new hardware platform release for its A-8800 Optical Ethernet Metro Core Switch that lets carriers dramatically simplify their Metro network operations, significantly reduce their capital and operational expenditures, and scale their networks effectively to support emerging Ethernet-based services. Release 2.0 of Atrica's A-8800 Optical Ethernet Metro Core Switch delivers a comprehensive new set of Ethernet-optimized optical capabilities, making Atrica the first vendor to deliver a fully-integrated Ethernet/DWDM (Dense Wave Division Multiplexing) system and the only vendor to offer true Optical Ethernet combining standard Ethernet, integrated optical switching and traffic engineering and management. In addition, Release Metro network -- to enable the new generation of Ethernet over MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) services that carriers want to offer. This scalability is two orders of magnitude greater than any other system on the market. "Atrica's optimization of DWDM transport for Ethernet service delivery presents a compelling solution for Metro carriers," said Marian Stasney, senior analyst for Yankee Group's Carrier Convergence Infrastructure group. "The combination of comprehensive optical capabilities, combined with a system that is tightly integrated with Ethernet, differentiates Atrica from other players in the Metro Ethernet space and gives it an early advantage in the market Yankee Group expects to reach over US $4 billion dollars by 2006." Atrica Inc. For more information on Supercomm 2002, please visit: Supercomm Special
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