Tropic Intros IP Over DWDM

Tropic Networks unveiled its IP over DWDM strategy at GlobalComm in Chicago today

June 5, 2006

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CHICAGO -- Tropic Networks, the developer of Wavelength Tracker powered metro regional DWDM systems, unveiled its IP over DWDM, (Dense Wavelength- Division Multiplexing) strategy at GlobalComm in Chicago today.

As the added complexity of high bandwidth video delivery is converged with the more traditional voice and data demands, service providers are having to succeed with fewer personnel to manage networks without increasing capital expenditures.

IP over DWDM is the most cost effective architecture for managing this challenge by leveraging a strategic integration between the switch/routers and the DWDM transport layer. The Tropic Networks solution allows third party transponders to be launched directly from the switch/router into the DWDM layer together with the associated optical management and power control that Wavelength Tracker delivers.

"The strategy of launching DWDM directly from client platforms to reduce cost has been available for years in proprietary, single vendor SONET/SDH solutions, We now see the opportunity for an open architecture, multi-vendor paradigm with the focus on high-bandwidth IP service delivery. As more of the leading switch/router vendors are integrating DWDM interfaces onto their platforms we will see this strategy accelerate within our customer base. We have demonstrated, tested and deployed this IP over DWDM solution using a number of different routers that support DWDM optics, as well as having proven out our multi-vendor 40G DWDM suppor" said Ben Bacque, VP R&D at Tropic. "One of our key aims at Tropic was to ensure our architecture, and technology supported a variety of client equipment rather than forcing our customers to lock themselves into a single switch/router vendor. We have created a "neutral territory" DWDM layer by ensuring that our technology works whether we launched the light or not, and that applies all the way from the concept stage in network planning and link budgeting, right through to our ability to manage the light once deployed".

Tropic Networks Inc.

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