Astral Point Communications teams with NetAdvantage, Inc. as preferred provider of optical network planning tools

March 15, 2001
Mar. 15, 2001--Astral Point Communications, Inc. and NetAdvantage, Inc. announced they have signed a Teaming Agreement selecting NetAdvantage as the preferred provider of optical network planning tools to be used in designing and implementing optical networks for Astral Point customers.

Astral Point Communications, Inc. and NetAdvantage, Inc. announced they have signed a Teaming Agreement selecting NetAdvantage as the preferred provider of optical network planning tools to be used in designing and implementing optical networks for Astral Point customers.

NetAdvantage's optical network planning technology will enable Astral Point customers to reduce costs, central office floor space and power requirements by optimizing equipment configuration and traffic routing. NetAdvantage's planning tools also allow cost-effective utilization of mesh restoration, traffic splitting, and deployment of equipment such as optical switches and DWDM systems.

NetAdvantage's optical planning tools integrate proprietary optimization techniques into economic decision-making tools. They allow service providers to rapidly design and plan optical networks and recommend cost-effective equipment deployment and traffic routing strategies that meet desired survivability goals. NetAdvantage's tools also provide graphical user interfaces to display WDM channels, fiber facilities and optical equipment, and graphically visualize how to reduce costs of network operation.

About NetAdvantage, Inc.:

With offices in Chicago and Denver, NetAdvantage is a provider of network planning and optimization software. For more information, visit www.netadvantageinc.com.

About Astral Point:

Privately held Astral Point Communications, Inc., of Chelmsford, MA, develops equipment to manage optical bandwidth for new types of services in the metro optical network sector. For more information, visit www.astralpoint.com.

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