Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Aricent Delivers Pre-Packaged Metro Switching Solution

Aricent released a new version of its Intelligent Switching Solution (ISS) specifically optimized for carrier and metro Ethernet product development. Aricent's ISS-Metro is a licensable, pre-packaged software framework targeted at networking and telecom equipment manufacturers building products and services to deploy high performance Ethernet in access, aggregation, edge and transport equipment. Applications include FTTH, FTTC, Ethernet DSL access, MSAN, mobile backhaul/cellular backhaul and VPNs over packet infrastructure.

The ISS-Metro release offers advanced spanning tree algorithms, Ethernet Operations, Administration and Management (OAM) capabilities, Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM), Provider Backbone Bridges (PBB), Provider Backbone Bridge Traffic Engineering (PBB-TE), virtualization of switching components, fault tolerant high availability, and Ethernet protection switching. Aricent also offers MPLS as an add-on to the ISS-Metro package. The new release is compliant with 802.1ag, 802.3ah, 802.1ah and 802.1Qay standards from the IEEE as well as the Y.1731 and G.8031 standards from the ITU-T.

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