Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Overture Networks Delivers G.8032 Ethernet Ring Protection

Overture Networks has added G.8032 Ethernet ring protection switching to its UTS 4000 optical edge switch.

ITU G.8032 Ethernet Ring protection switching is optimized for high-performance Carrier Ethernet applications, giving customers SONET-like performance with all of the bandwidth and flexibility of Carrier Ethernet. Features such as 50msec protection switching, deterministic performance and simplified design rules add quality, accelerate deployment and lower cost.

The Overture UTS 4000 product family enables converged Ethernet and up to 24 optional DS1 pseudowires over native Ethernet transport. The platform targets mobile backhaul, enterprise access or infrastructure applications which require Ethernet with fine-grain CoS and SONET-quality DS1 transport across a native Ethernet infrastructure. In addition, the UTS 4000 can be paired with the Overture Networks' UTX 8500 PWE gateway to allow carriers to enable a 1588v2 solution without the cost and complexity of deploying separate 1588v2 timing servers. The UTX 8500 PWE gateway is the industry's most scalable and cost-effective solution; supporting 1,000 protected DS1s in a completely redundant system. The UTX 8500 leverages existing BITS or SONET line timing to deliver an integrated 1588v2 timing master server which supports up to 500 UTS 4000s.

The addition of G.8032 ring protection switching gives Overture's customers a technologically advanced and cost-effective solution for building secure mobile backhaul networks as they look to support the mounting bandwidth requirements of 3G and 4G services.

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