Thursday, October 3, 2013

Fujitsu Intros New FLASHWAVE Ethernet Services Platforms

Fujitsu continues to expand its Ethernet Services Platform with the introduction of FLASHWAVE 5310 and FLASHWAVE 5320 systems designed for low-cost delivery of Ethernet Private Line (EPL), Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) and Ethernet LAN-based services for business and mobile backhaul applications.

Fujitsu said its new Ethernet Services Platforms are engineered to deliver an affordable and seamless path for high performance, standards-based Carrier Ethernet service into metro, enterprise and mobile networks.

The FLASHWAVE 5310 Ethernet Services Platform is a compact, multiservice, carrier-grade system that delivers both Ethernet and TDM-based connectivity. Its small form factor, temperature resilience, and low power consumption make it suitable for installation at wireless towers or customer premises. It features integrated support for both Ethernet and TDM via emulation of T1/E1 and SONET/SDH channelized OC-3/STM-1 circuits. The FLASHWAVE 5310 product provides Ethernet service scalability from 1Mbps to 1Gbps, and 1-16 T1-E1s.  It  also features dedicated hardware for traffic performance monitoring and for MAC address swapping.

The FLASHWAVE 5320 platform delivers Carrier Ethernet aggregation through the access network directly to customer premises. It can be used for extending Ethernet, IP and cloud services to metro areas such as business parks, multi-tenant buildings, cell towers and Wi-Fi hotspots. The FLASHWAVE 5320 product provides 24xSFP and 2xXFP ports with MEF-standards based Carrier Ethernet service scalability from 1MBps to 10Gbps with highly reliable service delivery and G.8032 sub 50ms ring protection. It also features dedicated hardware for traffic performance monitoring.

"With the launch of the FLASHWAVE 5310 and 5320 platforms, service providers can deploy low-cost, protocol-rich Carrier Ethernet solutions into metro, enterprise and mobile networks with confidence,” said Rod Naphan, Senior Vice President, Planning, Fujitsu Network Communications. “Fujitsu continues to develop flexible, comprehensive, standards-based hardware and software to keep networks running and growing as they evolve with changing bandwidth needs.”

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