Press Release Summary:
Multi-port, customer-located T-Marc 300 series provides management and test features for Ethernet, MPLS/VPLS, and IP networks. With purpose-built demarcation and service extension capabilities, series is also suited for inter-provider deployment. It supports managed converged services on separate customer interfaces or multiple services on single customer interface. Each service is isolated, and embedded security controls ensure protection against denial-of-service attacks.
Original Press Release:
Telco Systems Introduces Next Generation of Carrier Ethernet Demarcation Products
Carrier Class CLE Supports Both Carrier Ethernet and VPLS
FOXBORO, MA-June 18, 2007- Telco Systems announced today its next generation of Carrier Ethernet demarcation and service extension products, which support both Carrier Ethernet and VPLS services from the customer premises. The T-Marc 300 series product family is the first multi-port customer-located demarcation device to provide extensive management and test features for Ethernet, MPLS/VPLS and IP networks. With purpose-built demarcation and service extension capabilities, the T-Marc 300 series is equally suited for inter-provider deployment.
The T-Marc 300 Series supports managed converged services on separate customer interfaces or multiple services on a single customer interface. Because each service is isolated, providers can troubleshoot each individual service without impacting others. Applications are prioritized over different traffic-engineered paths, and multi-level OAM is used to measure and ensure provisioned Service Level Agreements (SLA) are met. In addition, security controls are embedded to ensure protection against denial-of-service attacks.
In making the announcement, Manu Kaycee, vice president of product strategy for Telco Systems stated, "Based on MEF specifications, the T-Marc 300 has been purpose-built to optimize CAPEX and OPEX for service providers as they continue to deploy managed services. We based its technology on current IEEE, ITU-T and IETF standards to ensure interoperability with the provider's current infrastructure, and extended those standards with the inclusion of embedded RFC 2544-based service performance analysis and standards-friendly extensions for value-added service deployment."
"By integrating standards-based test and assurance with multiple networking models, the T-Marc 300 series will be of significant value to service providers as they deliver newer Ethernet service offerings and extend their service footprint," said Glen Hunt, Principal Analyst of Carrier Infrastructure at Current Analysis. "T-Marc's intelligent demarcation and service extension capabilities will allow service providers to alleviate network load as they increasingly deliver converged services."
Networking features of the T-Marc 300 include Advanced Layer 2 Networking using Telco Systems' AccessEthernet(TM) allows total flexibility in deployment, provisioning, and delivery of Carrier Ethernet services. Physical and virtual networking capabilities provide automated address management and discovery, bandwidth profiles, advanced traffic classes, and complete control over how subscriber traffic is transported across a service provider's network.
AccessMPLS(TM) extends a VPLS or MPLS-T domain to the network edge for expanded, integrated multi-service networking. In cases where service providers want to extend the many benefits of VPLS and Pseudowires to a CLE, AccessMPLS provides a purpose-built solution to map into existing MPLS-based networks in a transparent manner, while utilizing a common set of rich management, provisioning and OAM tools.
AccessIP(TM) provides a managed, provider-provisioned CLE, allowing service providers to administer "end-to-end" IP services. Similar to VPLS, an IP-based CLE provides an "abstract" access networking model, allowing service providers to leverage compelling networking, troubleshooting, and assured services independent of the underlying transport technology.
The T-Marc 300 product family supports the following configurations for complete deployment flexibility:
o Four customer-facing 10/100/1000Base-T, 100Base-FX or 1000Base-X combo Ethernet ports (T-Marc 340)
o Eight customer-facing 10/100/1000Base-T, 100Base-FX or 1000Base-X combo Ethernet ports (T-Marc 380)
o Two additional combo ports for redundant network interface uplinks for protected services, multi-homing, and link diversity and aggregation
o Copper or fiber Ethernet-based demarcation between the service provider and enterprise networks, multi-tenant units and office parks.
o Managed demarcation point for out-of-franchise applications
The T-Marc will be available in July, 2007, and starts at $1499
About Telco Systems
Based in Foxboro, Massachusetts, Telco Systems is a leading provider of carrier-class transport and access solutions for IP and TDM networks for carrier, service provider and enterprise markets. Its suite of products includes solutions for Carrier Ethernet Access rings and demarcation, residential and enterprise VoIP, FTTx, SONET, TDM and T1 backhaul.
Founded in 1972, Telco Systems' focus is to maximize the power of their customers' networks by integrating transport, access and packet technologies onto industry-leading platforms that meet today and tomorrow's network demands.
Telco Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of BATM Advanced Communications (London stock exchange ticker symbol: BVC). For more information, please visit Telco Systems' web site at www.telco.com.
Raylene Kadrmas, Telco Systems
Lisa Rivero, PAN Communications