Monday, February 16, 2009

Sycamore Expands its Ethernet Capabilities

Sycamore Networks introduced Ethernet service enhancements for its SN 9000 Intelligent Multiservice Switch. The new 8-port Multirate Ethernet Card supports Ethernet line rates from 10/100/1000 Mbps to 10 Gigabit Ethernet. It supports carrier-class Ethernet Private Line services, as defined by the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF), and delivers optimal levels of resource utilization and service resiliency via implementation of standards-based Generic Framing Procedure (GFP), Virtual Concatenation (VCAT), and Link Capacity Adjustment Scheme (LCAS) protocols. The card uses small form-factor pluggables (SFPs) to support 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet services for both optical and electrical configurations. Each port can be provisioned for a different type of Ethernet service, allowing operators to meet site-specific capacity and service requirements with maximum configuration flexibility.