Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Notel Acquires Tasman Networks for Enterprise Routers

Nortel Networks agreed to acquire Tasman Networks, a supplier of high-performance enterprise routers, for US$99.5 million in cash.

Tasman's IP WAN routers are aimed at small to medium-sized branch office deployments. The routers are capable of running numerous services such as voice, VPN, firewall, and quality of service simultaneously with wire-speed performance. Tasman's products scale from fractional T1 to multiple DS-3 bandwidths. Its Virtual Ethernet technology allows customers to deploy the routers transparently into existing infrastructure. The products provide a scale-on-demand provisioning capability to adjust to changing customer bandwidth needs. Additional ports can be turned on and bonded together remotely.

Nortel said the products would augment its convergence solutions for data and IP multimedia customers.

Tasman Networks was founded in 1997 and is based in San Jose, California.