Tropic Networks completes Telcordia OSMINE services process for its reconfigurable DWDM platform

April 7, 2004, Ottawa, Canada--Tropic Networks has completed the Telcordia Technologies OSMINE process for the reconfigurable TRX-24000 DWDM transport platform for interoperability with two Telcordia operations support systems.

Apr 7th, 2004

April 7, 2004, Ottawa, Canada--Tropic Networks has completed the Telcordia Technologies OSMINE process for the reconfigurable TRX-24000 DWDM transport platform for interoperability with two Telcordia operations support systems (OSSs). Regional Bell operating companies (RBOCs) and other service providers use Telcordia OSSs to efficiently operate their networks. The OSMINE process helps ensure that new equipment can be easily integrated into the service provider network and enable multi-vendor interoperability.

"Completing the Telcordia OSMINE process is a great milestone for Tropic Networks," said Ben Bacque, vice president product-line management. "Our customers already know the value of our solution and with the OSMINE process complete, they will now have the added confidence that our equipment will integrate seamlessly with their existing operational processes."

Tropic Networks has completed the process for the following Telcordia OSSs:

Telcordia TIRKS system - a powerful inventory record keeping and provisioning system for interoffice trunk facilities.

Telcordia NMA system - a reliable, scalable, vendor-neutral, multi-technology monitoring and surveillance system.

"Completing the OSMINE process reinforces Tropic Networks' commitment to the service provider community," said Dennis Tinley, senior vice president, NE provider solutions, Telcordia Technologies. "By enabling interoperability with Telcordia OSSs, Tropic Networks is taking the steps necessary to facilitate the integration of its reconfigurable optical transport system into existing service provider infrastructures."

Tropic Networks delivers next-generation reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer (ROADM) technology that enables service providers to build cost-effective and scalable inter-office fiber (IOF) infrastructures. The centerpiece of the Tropic portfolio is the reconfigurable TRX-24000 metro-DWDM transport platform, integrated with Wavelength Tracker optical layer intelligence technology. Wavelength Tracker technology delivers SONET-like performance management, wavelength identity path trace, automated power management, sectionalization and fault isolation to the optical layer.

Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, Tropic was founded in May 2000. The company is privately held and venture capital backed.

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