Brightlink Networks completes NEBS compliance for optical switch

Aug. 14, 2001--BrightLink Networks, a supplier of optical switching systems for the telecommunications industry, announced the company was granted Network Equipment Building Systems Level 3 certification for the BOSS 1000 optical switching system.

BrightLink Networks, a supplier of optical switching systems for the telecommunications industry, announced the company was granted Network Equipment Building Systems (NEBS) Level 3 certification for the BOSS 1000 optical switching system. The BOSS 1000 is already in testing with two large U.S. carriers, and this certification opens the door for deployment of the switch in live carrier networks.

The BOSS 1000 passed NEBS tests GR-1089 -- CORE for Electromagnetic compatibility and electrical safety -- Generic Criteria for Network Telecommunications Equipment, and GR-63-CORE Network Equipment building system requirements including physical protection and Zone A seismic testing. In addition, the BOSS 1000 is fully compliant to FCC Part 15, Level A. The product has been approved by Underwriters laboratories Inc. and bears the UL and cUL marks. These approvals and listing allow BrightLink to deploy the switch throughout North America.

The switch is also CE marked and has been tested and is compliant to international standards EN300 386-1 Level A, EN300 386-2, EN 60 950, EN 50 082, EN 61 000 and IEC 950.

The current certifications cover the BOSS 1000 configured with OC-48 speed line cards. BrightLink will seek certification for the OC-192 line cards as soon as product development is complete on that capability. The initial round of NEBS testing is the most difficult. Adding functionality to the switch, as BrightLink adds new line cards to the system, is a relatively routine process.

About BrightLink Networks Inc.:

BrightLink provides on-demand optical switching technology to the long-haul carrier market. For more information, visit www.brightlink.com.

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