Monday, November 17, 2014

Fujitsu Adds FLASHWAVE Ethernet Access/Aggregation Boxes

Fujitsu Network Communications introduced its FLASHWAVE 5300 Ethernet Access and Aggregation Devices designed to deliver Ethernet, or Ethernet and TDM-based connectivity, supporting high-performance enterprise business services and 4G/LTE mobile backhaul applications. The FLASHWAVE 5300 series is initially configured for Gigabit Ethernet and can be upgraded later to support 10GbE by swapping the SFP interface with an SFP+.

The FLASHWAVE 5300 series supports the ITU G.8032v2 standard for Ethernet ring protection switching, ensuring a sub-50 ms failover in the event of a network disruption. Fujitsu also takes advantage of the greater network performance visibility provided by the ITU Y.1731 standard for advanced Ethernet OAM functionalities. Detailed, end-to-end monitoring data is integrated into the Fujitsu NETSMART 1200 Ethernet Service Manager software.  The NETSMART 1200 also facilitates provisioning of Ethernet tunnels, protection domains and service OAM (SOAM) Y.1731 monitoring.

The FLASHWAVE 5300 series, including the previously introduced FLASHWAVE 5310, is available in four configurations:

  • 5310 -- a 1RU Ethernet access device with 4 X GE SFP ports built in and two module slots (with 4 X GE SFP port, 8 X T1/E1 circuit emulation or 1 X OC-3/STM-1 channelized module options);
  • 5305 -- a 1/2 x 1RU Ethernet access device with 4 X GE/10GbE  SFP+ ports;
  • 5321 -- a 1RU Ethernet access and aggregation device with 4 X GE/10GE SFP+ ports and 24 X GE SFP ports; and
  • 5322 -- a 1RU Ethernet access and aggregation device with 12 X GE/10GbE SFP+ ports.
"The FLASHWAVE 5300 is an integral new piece of the complete Fujitsu Ethernet solution,” said Steve Pelosi, Vice President and Head of Optical Products, Fujitsu Network Communications. ”We see the technology being deployed for everything from Ethernet business services to mobile backhaul. Whatever the purpose and whatever stage of Carrier Ethernet adoption a customer may be in, Fujitsu has the access, aggregation and metro network devices, as well as the management system, to make them successful."

All FLASHWAVE 5300 series products are MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 compliant.

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