Monday, July 26, 2010

BTI Positions 7200 Metro Services Platform for High Density 10G

BTI Systems unveiled its 7200 Metro Services Platform, a new metro networking platform designed for optical and packet layer flexibility in delivering wireless backhaul, video and Ethernet business services.

The 7200 Metro Services Platform, which features a modular architecture in a 7U footprint, consolidates Carrier Ethernet, multi-service optical, and Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) functions. BTI adopts a pay-as-you-grow model, allowing the system to scale for high-density 10G hubbing.

BTI Systems said its 7200 Metro Services Platform is especially well suited for the new breed of metro/regional carriers that require a larger solution for ring interconnect, high-capacity metro service delivery, data center interconnections and high-density cloud networking. The platform also acts as a Middle Mile solution for service providers to deliver broadband and video networking functions.

Key features of the 7200 Metro Services Platform include:

  • The ability to simplify network operations by consolidating packet optical service delivery, WDM multiplexing and photonic-layer building blocks in a single 7RU form factor with 20 modular slots;

  • Support up to 400 Gbps of 10G private line capacity;

  • Access over 100 GbE and 18 10GbE Carrier Ethernet switched ports, or a combination of optical and packet functionality; and

  • Expandable up to 800G with expansion shelf architecture that enables deployment of multiple shelves, managed as a single network entity;

  • Support existing BTI Systems solutions, including the full line of 10G multiprotocol transponders, muxponders, reach extension and network multiplexing modules.

The 7200 platform also supports all the existing modules in the BTI portfolio.