VPIsystems enters joint marketing and development agreement with Lucent Technologies

February 4, 2002--VPIsystems today announced a joint marketing and development initiative with Lucent Technologies that will help service providers scale network design by introducing online capacity planning and modeling software.

VPIsystems today announced a joint marketing and development initiative with Lucent Technologies that will help service providers scale network design by introducing online capacity planning and modeling software.

The joint initiative will help ensure that network upgrades are implemented at the right place and at the right time allowing service providers to operate networks in a more cost-effective manner, say VPIsystems representatives. The collaboration initially introduces Lucent optical equipment configurations into VPIsystems' comprehensive network planning environment for service providers, starting with the Lucent LambdaRouter All Optical Switch (AOS).

By enabling VPIsystems' software to work with the Lucent Navis Optical Capacity Analyzer, a component of the Navis iOperations network management system for certain Lucent optical products, the new planning environment will capture a precise snapshot of the network's deployed equipment and traffic. VPIsystems also will expand its network-planning platform to work with the next-generation optical products that Lucent will introduce in 2002. VPI software optimizes Ultra Long Haul (ULH) optical mesh networks by modeling next generation network features like wavelength routing and assignment, which play an important part in the Lucent LambdaRouter AOS product.

By using VPIsystems' software, service providers deploying the Lucent LambdaRouter AOS now will be able to identify idle capacity and make decisions about upgrades and investments that reduce waste and increase capacity to meet demand and relieve network hot spots, claims VPIsystems.

For more information about Lucent Technologies (Murray Hill, NJ), visit the company's Web site at www.lucent.com.

Additional information about VPIsystems (Holmdel, NJ) can be found at www.VPIsystems.com.

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