Monday, August 27, 2007

Sycamore Enhances Circuit/Packet eXchange (CPX) Module

Sycamore Networks announced enhancements to its Circuit/Packet eXchange (CPX) module set, including a doubling of performance and scalability. The CPX solution is designed for migrating from TDM to IP in transmission networks.

The module is interoperable with Ethernet/PPP-compliant routers and SS7 signaling network elements. It aggregates circuit traffic onto higher-speed uplinks in traditional DCS grooming fashion; it also routes downstream traffic from multiple networks into a statistically multiplexed packet-switched uplink to optimize bandwidth in the packet network.

Sycamore's DNX 11/88 multiservice cross-connect system equipped with a CPX interface now supports up to 1024 DS0s or 32 T1/E1 virtual WAN connections. The new CPX software release also delivers improved link utilization and reporting features that enable network operators to simplify performance management and improve capacity planning. Sycamore said these enhancements provide the tools to more effectively monitor SS7 and IP traffic loads and proactively preempt network congestion and traffic bottlenecks as the network scales.

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