Fujitsu adopts Intel's optical transport processors as component of DWDM platforms

September 7, 2004 Stockholm, Sweden--Fujitsu has chosen Intel's optical transport processor product line as a key component across their DWDM platforms. The Intel IXF30009 is the first optical device that provides the full range of G.709 compliant Optical Transport Network (OTN) management features.

September 7, 2004 Stockholm, Sweden--Fujitsu has chosen Intel's optical transport processor product line as a key component across their DWDM platforms. The Intel IXF30009 is the first optical device that provides the full range of G.709 compliant Optical Transport Network (OTN) management features.

Optical transport processors are modular building blocks that enable networking equipment manufacturers to create standards-based products for metro, long-haul transport and DWDM systems, with shorter time-to-market and reduced development costs. Developers can use these components to build optical network solutions by using the OTN management features.

"In the last year, carriers and multi-service operators have asked specifically for OTN capabilities," said Minoru Takeno, group vice president, Photonic Systems Group, Fujitsu. "We chose the Intel optical transport processor product line because of its advanced OTN support, which enables us to build flexible and compact line cards for DWDM systems such as FLASHWAVE 7500. The Intel products allow us to standardize and offer transparent OTN services to the market early, while also reducing development and inventory costs."

"A close engagement between Intel and Fujitsu led to a robust and standards-based solution that allows Fujitsu to offer faster time to market and first to market advantage to its customers," said Howard Bubb, Intel vice president and general manager of the Communications Infrastructure Group. "By using Intel components, Fujitsu's solutions enable its telecom carrier customers and multi-service operators to further capitalize on the existing infrastructure by transporting multi-protocol clients over existing optical transport networks."

The Intel IXF30009 is designed specifically for a broad range of applications, offering transparent aggregations of four 2.5-Gbit/sec signals and strong forward error correction capability that increase the reach of optical networks. The aggregation of 2.5-Gbit/sec into 10-Gbit/sec client signals helps customers to extend the use of their existing 2.5-Gbit/sec network infrastructure while smoothly migrating to 10-Gbit/sec equipment. This is particularly important for today's heterogeneous networks operated by multiple carriers.

These optical transport processors will be on display and demonstrated at the European Conference on Optical Communication held here Sept. 5-9; the Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco, Sept. 7-9; and Telecom Asia, Seoul, South Korea, Sept. 7-11.

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