Transmode announces new optical access solution, the Transmode service extender

June 16, 2004

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STOCKHOLM -- The Transmode Service Extender, or TSE, which will be shown at this year's Supercomm event in Chicago, is a compact (2RU) Service Extension platform that represents the company's strategic objective of addressing the Next-Gen SDH/SONET market segment whilst leveraging its core strengths in low-cost, flexible and easy-to-deploy C/DWDM access solutions.

The TSE is the first CPE/Metro Edge product on the market to truly combine the capacity, transparency and scalability of WDM solutions with the ubiquity, manageability and interoperability of SDH/SONET, at a price point similar to today's less-flexible, non-scalable NG-SDH/SONET CPE devices.

The 100% modular design and "open port" concept of the TSE allows up to 24 high-capacity Storage, Ethernet or Video signals to be aggregated on to single or multiple 2.5Gbps SDH/SONET-framed uplinks. The product utilizes standards-based Generic Framing Procedure (GFP) and Virtual Concatenation technologies to ensure interoperability with SDH/SONET core networks, and is therefore an ideal "partner platform" for today's MSPP/MSTP Metro Core products. Alternatively, the TSE's integrated, pluggable C/DWDM optical interfaces allow it to be used directly over dark fibre networks for point-point or collector ring applications.

The TSE offers full client port flexibility from a single card type, with different services configurable on a per-port basis. The platform's future-proof architecture allows new Traffic Aggregation Modules (TAMs) to be introduced as customer requirements evolve: for example, a low-speed electrical TAM unit for legacy services such as E1/T1 and DS-3 is planned, together with a 10Gbps TAM for high-density Gigabit Ethernet service aggregation.

Despite the advanced functionality of the TSE, the platform inherits the key attributes of the company's System 1100 C/DWDM product - plug-and-play service activation and low first-in cost - that has led to the system being deployed by almost 40 Service Provider and Enterprise customers globally since 2002.

Transmode will be displaying the TSE at its booth at Supercomm (#21429) from 22-24 June.

Transmode Systems AB

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