April 15, 2003 San Jose, CA Lightwave-- Corrigent Systems, a provider of packet add/drop multiplexer (ADM) transport systems for metropolitan networks, today announced that its CM-100 product has completed the Telcordia OSMINE Services process for the TIRKS and NMA systems. The CM-100 is the first packet ADM to complete the OSMINE process for Heritage operational support systems (OSSs), according to the company.
The CM-100 is designed to leverage the existing operational "look and feel" of a SONET ADM. By doing this, Corrigent has developed a solution that not only offers integration for service providers, but also enables the data functionality of the CM-100 to be managed within the rigid infrastructure of the Heritage OSS.
The OSMINE process helps enable compliance with existing OSSs deployed in incumbent local-exchange carrier (ILEC) networks. TIRKS is an integrated system for network provisioning, and provides inventory management of facilities and equipment. The NMA system enables network monitoring and operational surveillance. Completion of the OSMINE process is a requirement prior to the deployment of network equipment by most regional Bell operating companies (RBOCs).
"The OSMINE process is a vital step for any equipment vendor planning to sell its products to large, incumbent service providers," said Dennis Tinley, vice president, Customer Solutions, Telcordia Technologies. "By completing the OSMINE Services process, Corrigent is further illustrating its commitment to the ILEC market and is helping to ensure that the CM-100 integrates easily and is compatible with existing networks."
The OSMINE process includes the base level of functionality originally deemed necessary for the RBOCs, supporting only OC-48 capacity and basic ADM connectivity. Corrigent completed further enhancements beyond the basic OSMINE services process through support for the Hybrid and OC-192 generic feature development services (GFDS). The Hybrid GFDS feature allows RBOCs to use Corrigent's distributed crossconnect functionality to groom traffic between all interfaces, while the OC-192 GFDS feature allows service providers to manage 10-Gbit/sec systems.
"Corrigent has been working with Telcordia Technologies for two years and is committed to further developing its relationship," said Shane Eleniak, vice president of product management and sales, Corrigent Systems.