June 1, 2004 Holmdel, NJ--Amedia Networks is launching a fiber-to-the-premises access system based on Ethernet switched optical network technology. The broadband access platform, called QoStream is based on technology and designs developed in conjunction with, and licensed from Lucent's Bell Labs. It is designed as an open IP access platform to deliver high speed Internet access, high definition and standard definition digital video, and VoIP services to business and residential customers.
The QoStream system, which delivers up to 100-Mbit/sec bandwidth per subscriber, includes:
• The PG1000 Premises Gateway: Customer premises equipment located at the subscriber's home or business to enable ultra-broadband access, wirelessly or using traditional wiring.
• The AS5000 Aggregation Switch: A hardened distribution switch located between the central office/head end and the end-user location delivering a modular, low cost switch.
• The CS1200 Core Switch: An Ethernet MPLS switch located at the central office/head end of the service provider network delivering carrier class reliability and QoS.
• The Director: a simple network management protocol (SNMP) based full fault, configuration, accounting, provisioning and security (FCAPS) network management system proving remote, end-to-end single person network operations
Together, these four elements provide the communication protocols, software, and hardware needed to implement a service provider's "triple play" service package using Ethernet access technology. The QoStream product family will begin to be available in the third quarter of this year.
"The system is designed for carrier class reliability, security, and provisionable quality of service, and meets the bandwidth requirements of even the most demanding users," said Bill Zakowski, vice president of Business Development for Amedia Networks. "It also provides the ability to offer tiered rates of service, and is hardened for outside plant applications, which eliminates the need for any controlled environment cooling systems or large battery banks."