Tuesday, February 19, 2008

ECI Telecom Debuts XDM-300with SONET for North America

ECI Telecom has expanded its XDM Multi-Service Provisioning Platform (MSPP) family with an XDM-300 model with SONET capabilities for North America. The XDM-300 is a compact packet optical platform offering 60 Gbps of switching capacity for converging Carrier Ethernet, SONET and WDM functionalities for metro access and metro edge applications. It accepts range of CWDM/DWDM SDH, PDH, and Ethernet interfaces with a high-density fan-out for metro aggregation.

ECI said its XDM-300 enables optimal transition to 10 Gbps and Carrier Ethernet and MPLS support for residential and business services. The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) has certified the XDM product suite for MEF 9 and 14 test specification compliance for Carrier Ethernet.


  • In December 2007, ECI Telecom added Automatically Switched Optical Network (ASON) capabilities to its XDM Multi-Service Provisioning Platform (MSPP) family of products. Advanced control plane architecture offers new protection schemes to assure service continuation. The ITU ASON architecture, along with the GMPLS common signaling and routing protocol, enables the introduction of an extra layer of virtual management plane for differentiated service support based on Class of Service (CoS).

  • In September 2007, ECI Telecom introduced MPLS line cards for its XDM Multi-Service Provisioning Platform (MSPP), enabling support for real-time services such as triple play for residential customers, VPNs for businesses, and Ethernet-based 3G cellular backhauling. By adding MPLS line cards to new and/or deployed XDM-based SONET/SDH networks, ECI said service providers can efficiently migrate their networks. The new MPLS line cards are compliant with the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) requirements for Carrier Ethernet. They are fully interoperable with existing ECI Carrier Ethernet solutions and with MEF-compliant third-party equipment, complementing ECI's end-to-end (E2E) Carrier Ethernet offerings.

    In September 2007, ECI also announced a new version of its multi-layer network management system, the LightSoft, to support E2E Ethernet service management. LightSoft Version 4 now enables MPLS tunnels and Ethernet service provisioning, delivering the same operational capabilities already available in previous versions to Ethernet Services, and providing one management solution for all platforms and technologies.

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