Cedar Point Communications, Wave7 Optics join to facilitate VoIP, multimedia services over FTTP

December 5, 2005 Derry, NH and Alpharetta, GA -- Seeking to enable more effective deployment of VoIP and multimedia services in FTTP networks, Cedar Point Communications and Wave7 Optics announced the completion of interoperability testing between Cedar Point's SAFARI C3 multimedia switching system and Wave7 Optics' Trident7 and Last Mile Link (LML) FTTP systems.

December 5, 2005 Derry, NH and Alpharetta, GA -- Seeking to enable more effective deployment of VoIP and multimedia services in FTTP networks, Cedar Point Communications and Wave7 Optics announced the completion of interoperability testing between Cedar Point's SAFARI C3 multimedia switching system and Wave7 Optics' Trident7 and Last Mile Link (LML) FTTP systems.

The companies, which tested interoperability against both PacketCable and Session Internet Protocol (SIP) standards, also announced that they have entered into a partnership for the sale and support of fiber-based, end-to-end VoIP platforms combining the respective, aformentioned systems. Cedar Point is a provider of integrated, packet-based voice switching technologies for the cable MSO industry. Wave7 is a supplier of FTTP broadband network equipment for residential and business services.

"This collaboration addresses the growing interest among Wave7 Optics' existing and prospective customers for a simple, cost-effective, and scalable voice and multimedia switching solution," comments Tom Tighe, CEO of Wave7 Optics. "Achieving interoperability with the Cedar Point suite of products represents another important step towards assuring a smooth deployment of triple-play services for our customers."

"By working with an established leader in the FTTP space, we can capitalize on SAFARI C3's flexibility against any access medium to create new opportunities for both companies," adds George Kassas, founder and executive vice president of business development for Cedar Point Communications. "Interoperability between our SAFARI C3 and Wave7's widely deployed LML and recently introduced Trident7 equipment enables operators to reduce costs and to simplify the deployment and ongoing operations of high-quality, highly-reliable voice services."

Wave7 says its LML system offers network operators the ability to deploy a single, flexible IP-based optical Ethernet network for voice, data, and video (CATV broadcast or IP) services over a single fiber. The company's Trident7 platform supports EFM, GPON, and LML on a "blade by blade" basis and incorporates FTTP innovations including full support for the PacketCable, SIP, and MGCP VoIP standards, multi-layer QoS, integrated RF return for interactive video, 128-bit encryption, and Stimulated Raman Scattering (SRS) immunity for high quality video.

Cedar Point says its SAFARI C3 is the one of the only integrated carrier class switches to incorporate all of the components that make up the PacketCable voice switching infrastructure, eliminating the need for operators to maintain separate servers and gateways for purposes of call management.

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