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Transponder allows high-capacity datacenter extension.

Press Release Summary:

Dual 4G Multiprotocol Transponder, 4G DTPR, offers protocol support for any combination of GbE, 1G Fibre Channel/FICON, 2G Fibre Channel/FICON, and 4G Fibre Channel to address SAN, NAS, or other datacenter and continuity/disaster recovery programs. Unit's SAN protocol support simplifies connectivity/protocol changes without hardware alterations. It has 2-transponder-in-1 architecture for extension of 2 independent client protocols or resilient 1+1 facility protection of single client service.

Original Press Release:

BTI Enhances 7000 Series with High Capacity Data Center Extension Capabilities

Dual 4G Multiprotocol Transponder provides SAN and Ethernet connectivity to address today's data center extension solutions

Ottawa, Canada - July 13, 2009 // BTI Systems, a global supplier of Intelligent Service Edge solutions for the delivery of high-bandwidth, multi-protocol services, today announced the Dual 4G Multiprotocol Transponder (4G DTPR) to enhance its 7000 Series portfolio.

The 4G DTPR offers protocol support for any combination of Ethernet (GbE), 1G Fibre Channel/FICON, 2G Fibre Channel/FICON, and 4G Fibre Channel transparently to address Storage Area Network (SAN), Network Attached Storage (NAS) and other data center and Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) applications.

The 4G DTPR is an effective solution for service providers offering Storage Private Line (SPL) services or enterprises leveraging dark fiber to deploy their own data center interconnect solutions. The transparent interconnect of client services ensure unaltered transmission of mission-critical data between data center facilities, a critical requirement for SPL offerings. The module's SAN protocol support enables simplified connectivity and protocol changes without network hardware alterations as data center environments evolve and extension requirements grow.

BTI's two-transponder-in-one architecture offers high density extension of two independent client protocols or resilient 1+1 facility protection of a single client service. Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFP) client and line port versatility, and multiprotocol software programmable ports easily adapt the 4G DTPR to any network environment and simplify sparing.

The 4G DTPR joins the 10-port Multiprotocol Muxponder, 8-port Multiprotocol Muxponder, Dual 1G Multiprotocol Transponder, Dual 2.5G Multiprotocol Transponder, and Dual 10G Multiprotocol Transponder as a data center extension-capable client service modules supporting Ethernet and SAN protocols.

"4G Fibre Channel and Gigabit Ethernet are the primary protocols in today's data centers and the 4G DTPR simplifies data center interconnect and extension solutions for regulatory compliance and business continuity and disaster recovery implementations" commented Jason Smith, Solutions Marketing and Certifications Program Manager, BTI Systems. "It is an extremely adaptive module with the ability to address a wide variety of SAN and MAN environments and scale with growing data center connectivity requirements."

About BTI Systems

BTI Systems addresses increasing demand for Ethernet services, greater optical capacity, dynamic networking, and management simplicity in service provider and enterprise networks. Expanding the capacity of a single fiber up to 320Gbps, BTI's Intelligent Service Edge solutions enable high capacity wavelength and packet-based services such as video, storage, wired data, wireless data and voice, and media to the network edge. Incorporating state-of-the-art technology BTI products are engineered for very low power consumption to reduce carbon footprint in central offices and data centers. The BTI portfolio consists of The BTI 7000 Packet Optical Edge, the BTI 700 Ethernet Access, and the NETSTENDER Series. Key capabilities include packet switching, software-provisionable multiprotocol client service interfaces, CWDM/DWDM, optical multiplexing, amplification, and dispersion compensation. End-to-end management of the BTI Network is provided by the proNX(TM) Management Suite.

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