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Optical Ethernet Demarcation Device is MPLS-ready.

Press Release Summary:

Multi-port Ethernet Services Provisioning Platform delivers EFM/OAM-managed services over VLANs and MPLS in metro Ethernet network. Addressing demands of business for VoIP and high-speed data and video, it aggregates multiple services at customer edge for scalable and expandable MPLS infrastructure. Services can be provisioned and monitored using IP/SNMP and IEEE802.3ah OAM concurrently, while providing multi-layer interworking between IEEE 802.1D/Q/ad and MPLS networking domains.

Original Press Release:

Metrobility Announces 'MPLS-Ready' Fourth Generation of Intelligent Optical Ethernet Demarcation Devices

Newest Solution Enables EFM/OAM Management and Provisioning of Multiple Services with VLANs and MPLS

Chicago, IL SUPERCOMM 2005-June 6, 2005-Metrobility Optical Systems today announced its fourth generation of intelligent optical Ethernet demarcation devices, the Ethernet Services Provisioning Platform (ESPP). The ESPP is the first multi-port optical Ethernet demarcation device that delivers EFM/OAM-managed services over VLANs and MPLS in a metro Ethernet network.

Located at the Consumer Premises, (CPE), the ESPP addresses the demands of business for Voice over IP (VoIP) and high-speed data and video by aggregating multiple services at the customer edge, ensuring more reliable performance end-to-end, and enabling a more scalable and expandable MPLS infrastructure. These services can be provisioned and monitored using IP/SNMP and IEEE802.3ah OAM concurrently, while providing advanced multi-layer interworking between IEEE 802.1D, IEEE 802.1Q, MPLS, and the emerging IEEE 802.1ad networking domains.

The ESPP incorporates Metrobility's AccessMPLS(TM) technology to provide total flexibility in the deployment, provisioning and delivery of Ethernet services. The ability to download firmware allows future upgrades for MPLS providing static MPLS tunnels using Martini-based pseudo-wires for point-to-point applications, and hierarchical VPLS (HVPLS) multi-tenant unit (MTU) extensions for multi-point applications. AccessMPLS aggregates data flows that share a common forwarding path at the customer site to enable greater network scaling and security, the ability to engineer end-to-end QoS and SLAs, as well as OAM and performance monitoring.

"The growth of triple play Ethernet services requires a network infrastructure that is scalable, flexible, and resilient," said Alex Saunders, president and CEO of Metrobility Optical Systems. "The ability to cost-effectively provision, manage and troubleshoot the network is paramount to the service provider's profitability. Providers who best leverage the ubiquity of Ethernet to provide service scalability, end-to-end SLAs, performance and fault management, bandwidth efficiency, as well as support for multiple services will have the advantage in this very competitive market."

Metrobility recognized the need for a secure demarcation point in metro Ethernet networks in January of 2000 when the carrier-class, NEBS Level 3-certified Radiance Optical Ethernet System was introduced. The E-Services NID, a remotely managed Gig-E demarcation device that supported the IEEE802.3ah standard was introduced in 2004, followed by a 10/100 E-Services NID in January of 2005.

The company is previewing the ESPP at SUPERCOMM this week and will begin shipping in late 2005.

About Metrobility Optical Systems

Metrobility Optical Systems is an innovative, next generation optical networking company focusing on delivering optical access, connectivity and multiplexing to create a more efficient, more reliable, and more manageable network infrastructure. Metrobility is leading the way in the design and delivery of intelligent, VLAN-aware optical demarcation devices for metro Ethernet. With over a million units installed in networks around the world, Metrobility Optical Systems is an ISO 9001:2000 registered company based in Merrimack, New Hampshire USA. More information on Metrobility Optical Systems can be found at

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Raylene Kadrmas
Metrobility Optical Systems

Deborah Duranceau
Marketing Communications Specialist
Metrobility Optical Systems
25 Manchester Street
Merrimack NH 03054
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