Corrigent and Larscom announce co-marketing agreement

4 June 2003 Atlanta, GA Lightwave -- Corrigent Systems has announced a co-marketing agreement with Larscom Inc. that will enable Corrigent to combine the carrier-class offerings of its CM-100 product line with Larscom's Orion 7400 SONET Multi-Service Access solution to economically extend services from the edge of the metro, through the access network to customer sites.

Jun 4th, 2003

4 June 2003 Atlanta, GA Lightwave -- Corrigent Systems, provider of packet- Add/Drop Multiplexer (ADM) transport systems for metropolitan networks, has announced a co-marketing agreement with Larscom Inc., provider of WAN connectivity and network access equipment. The agreement will enable Corrigent to combine the carrier-class offerings of its CM-100 product line with Larscom's Orion 7400 SONET Multi-Service Access solution to economically extend services from the edge of metro networks, through the access network to customer sites. The capabilities of both products will be demonstrated at Corrigent's booth, #12049, at Supercomm 2003, from June 3rd-June 5th.

"Corrigent's CM-100 packet-ADM is already recognized as one of the most economic solutions for multi-service metro networks," contends Nigel Cole, vice president of business development at Corrigent. "By leveraging Larscom's Orion 7400 we can extend our compelling business case to the access network. Together, the CM-100 and Orion 7400 establish new economics for carriers looking to migrate TDM services to packet-based services."

According to Larscom, its Orion 7400 sets a new standard for small (1.75 inches high) customer located, multi-service SONET access multiplexers. It was designed to economize the extension of metro rings to customers located in lower density areas or multi-tenant buildings and enable carriers to deliver flexible, incremental level Ethernet-based bandwidth services as well as traditional TDM services on a mass market basis. Under the terms of the non-exclusive agreement, the CM-100 and Orion 7400 are expected to be actively marketed to select customers as a joint solution for metro ring expansion and service delivery to the customer location for both traditional TDM and Ethernet (10/100 Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet) services.

"Corrigent's CM-100 metro solution delivers services through Larscom's new Orion 7400 at the customer location, enabling the carrier a more economic option for delivering Ethernet services without abandoning traditional TDM offerings," explains Gurdip Jande, vice president of marketing at Larscom. "While Larscom's Orion 7400 is based on the Ethernet over SONET (EoS) standard and is interoperable with the carrier's existing network and operating environment; it is important for us to demonstrate interoperability with the next generation metro ADMs, such as the CM-100, that are helping to shape the future of provider networks."

Corrigent's CM-100 delivers the complete suite of Ethernet and SONET/SDH-based services over a shared packetized transport network. The CM-100 bandwidth management scheme, based on standards-based RPR, enables an order of magnitude improvement in bandwidth utilization, while guaranteeing five-nines availability for all services, claim company representatives.

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