Press Release Summary:
Suited for high quality, SIP-based voice and high bandwidth requirements of IPTV, EdgeGate 483 offers 8 Ethernet ports to support data and video services for computers and TVs, and 2 analog voice ports which can connect to 2 separate telephone lines which are converted to VoIP. Media gateway maintains SIP-based VoIP using traffic shaping technology, QoS, and type of service standards that include IEEE 802.1p and TOS Marking, as well as IGMP for advanced video capabilities.
Original Press Release:
Telco Systems Makes FTTH Even Easier
New CPE future-proofs the network at a lower cost
FOXBORO, MA-June 5, 2007- Telco Systems announced today significant enhancements in its EdgeGate CPE product family that support the growing bandwidth requirements for high speed, high-quality, reliable triple play communications - voice, video and data-at an economical cost to residential and business end users. The newest family member, the EdgeGate 483, is based on field-proven, active Ethernet FTTH technology that is oriented for high quality, SIP-based voice and future-proofed for the high bandwidth requirements of IPTV which the company has been deploying in the field since 2000.
As an active Ethernet device, the EdgeGate 483 enables providers to offer dedicated bandwidth based on the subscriber's individual requirements and offer differential services for residential and business customers in the same area. Active Ethernet also supports a pay-as-you-grow philosophy by allowing new subscribers to be added within a 100km service area at minimal cost.
The EdgeGate 483 offers eight Ethernet ports to support both data and video services for computers and TVs, and two analog voice ports which can connect to two separate telephone lines which are converted to VoIP. The EdgeGate unique design future-proofs the user's access connection by supporting either 100Mbps or 1Gbps in the same product, thus allowing the service provider to start with 100M network to upgrade to 1Gig without replacing the CPE. Design improvements also include the ability to separate technician access areas from subscriber access areas as well as enhanced cable management.
The EdgeGate 483 maintains high quality, SIP-based VoIP using traffic shaping technology, QoS and type of service standards that include IEEE 802.1p and TOS Marking, as well as IGMP for more efficient and advanced video capabilities. The new EdgeGate 483 VoIP media gateway is part of a family of media gateways that comprise Telco Systems' RUS-approved FTTH and FTTB end-to-end solution, which also includes the company's family of carrier-class IP aggregation and core routing switching platforms.
"The EdgeGate product line has been well received in both greenfield and brownfield FTTH networks," stated Irit Gillath, vice president of Telco Systems' VoIP product line. "The enhancements that we've made to the EdgeGate 483 will make the solution even more desirable to service providers, municipalities and system integrators who are deploying these services."
The device is installed at the end-user premise - either outside the premise or as an indoor device--as the edge of the fiber network. It offers an integrated UPS+PSU power option that will retain power for the phone lines for at least four hours to provide continued service during a power failure.
The EdgeGate 483 will be available in early July at a cost of under $500.
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