Time Warner deploys Optinel transport gear in Northeast Wisconsin

14 January 2004 Elkridge, MD Lightwave -- Time Warner Cable's Green Bay Division has deployed Optinel Systems' PLEXiS MFX transport platform to support a variety of services in Northeast Wisconsin.

Jan 14th, 2004

14 January 2004 Elkridge, MD Lightwave -- Time Warner Cable's Green Bay Division has deployed Optinel Systems' PLEXiS MFX transport platform to support a variety of services in Northeast Wisconsin.

"Optinel's flexible transport platform provides numerous advantages that complement our current network designs," explains Bruce Catter, vice president of engineering for Time Warner Cable Green Bay Division. "Optinel's versatile PLEXiS MFX provides us with the solution we need today, as well as the ability to scale as future needs increase."

The addition of Time Warner Cable's Green Bay Division to Optinel's growing MSO customer base is a testament to the effectiveness and value of the PLEXiS transport solution, say company representatives. Optinel's PLEXiS hardware and software products offer service providers the scalability, capacity, and network control necessary to enable a variety of advanced services with ultra-high network reliability. This deployment marks the second large-scale commercial installation of the PLEXiS solution within a Time Warner Cable division.

The PLEXiS system is capable of supporting just a few video streams to more than 80,000 video streams per fiber over distances of greater than 500 km.

Key to this deployment is Optinel's scalable optical Gigabit Ethernet solution. Available in multiple transceiver, transmitter, and receiver formats, this array of products provides 1, 2.5, or 10 Gbits/sec of unidirectional or bi-directional capacity per wavelength. A flexible optical platform supports a variety of network configurations, ranging from simple, point-to-point links to fully protected, multi-service ring or star topologies. Additionally, Optinel's suite of software products provides the necessary network management and control functions to support network deployments of all sizes and configurations.

"The Green Bay deployment of the PLEXiS MFX transport system once again demonstrates Optinel's ability to reliably and cost-effectively deliver video and data services on a converged platform," contends Jim Faust, CEO of Optinel Systems. "Coupled with our 10G Ethernet product, Optinel offers MSOs a complete transport solution alleviating future concerns of bandwidth limitations."

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