Sunday, June 8, 2008

Gridpoint Debuts Intelligent Carrier Ethernet Edge Node

Gridpoint Systems has augmented its Intelligent Control Plane solution with an Intelligent Carrier Ethernet Node platform that promises at least a 30% increase in efficiency in metro networks thanks to "tunnel shaping" bandwidth management techniques.

The Gridpoint 3400, which is designed for metro-access networks, is a standards-based, high density Carrier Ethernet network element leveraging the company's expertise in control plane technology, traffic engineering and bandwidth management.

The energy efficient 1U platform offers 10 Gbps of aggregate capacity and conforms to standards from the MEF, IEEE and ITU. It features a "Service Steering" capability that enables network operators to match classes of services with the required network transport elements. The Gridpoint 3400 supports SONET/SDH and OTN interfaces allowing seamless integration into existing transport networks.

The addition of the Gridpoint 3400 augments the company's Intelligent Control Plane solution.

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