Nayna Networks launches IEEE 802.3ah-compliant Ethernet in the First Mile product family

May 3, 2004 San Jose, CA--Nayna Networks unveiled three Ethernet in the first mile (EFM) optical line terminals, the first products in its flagship ExpressSTREAM series. The ExpressStream platform is designed to support "triple play" service delivery over a converged Gigabit Ethernet access network.

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May 3, 2004 San Jose, CA--Nayna Networks unveiled three Ethernet in the first mile (EFM) optical line terminals, the first products in its flagship ExpressSTREAM series. The ExpressStream platform is designed to support "triple play" service delivery over a converged Gigabit Ethernet access network.

ExpressSTREAM is the first platform to deliver the performance, low cost and network adaptability -- including combined IEEE 802.3ah compliant point-to-point and point-to-multipoint Ethernet passive optical network (EPON) support -- necessary to enable the rapid deployment of EFM service, according to the company.

The ExpressSTREAM platform offers improvements over existing EFM products, in the following areas:

Network adaptability. Multiple services (IP voice/video/data and legacy PBX/RF video/TDM), fiber (FTTP) and copper interfaces, and the first unified platform design to deliver both IEEE 802.3ah point-to-point and point-to-multipoint (EPON) compliance, give service providers the flexibility to deploy EFM over the broadest possible range of services and topologies.

Performance and scalability. With up to 32-Gbit/sec throughput and 48 million packets per second of processing -- five to ten times the performance of competitive access products--ExpressSTREAM offers the performance necessary to support true triple-play service delivery. Moreover, ExpressSTREAM's fiber sharing supports up to 127 sites per single EPON, four times the scalability of competitive products, and 84 PONs per 7-ft rack for cost-effective carrier deployments.

"The ability to converge and deliver multiple services on a single network is critical to service provider success today because it decreases costs and increases top line revenue," said Michael Howard, principal analyst and co-founder of Infonetics Research. "What I like about the Nayna Networks approach is that it encompasses not just triple-play voice/video/data, but also legacy traffic. This gives providers the flexibility to support current service requirements including POTS and RF video, and move to VoIP and IP/HDTV service when needed in each of their various markets."

"Service providers want to deliver next generation bandwidth and services over their networks, and proven Ethernet technology promises a practical and affordable solution -- yet the initial wave of EFM products hasn't delivered," noted Naveen Bisht, president, chief executive, and founder, Nayna Networks. "We took a different tack, designing a platform from the ground up that can adapt to a wide range of network requirements, while offering the performance and cost savings necessary to make these new triple play services a reality. The result is ExpressSTREAM."

Nayna Networks has already delivered the ExpressSTREAM products to customers in Korea and Japan. According to Fumio Hanaoka, president and chief executive of DSL, Inc., a Tokyo-based systems integrator specializing in high-rise MDU and MTU solutions, "Nayna's ExpressSTREAM gives us an 802.3ah-compliant PON platform to handle a complete range of triple play services, including both IP and RF video. In this market, the ability to handle RF video shall be critical, because of a significant need to increase that bandwidth to cover HDTV transmission. Our customers need this kind of equipment, and since ExpressSTREAM offers QoS and VLAN support, we can offer multiple services with a single fiber line."

ExpressSTREAM supports point-to-point FTTP topologies as well as fiber sharing point-to-multipoint EPON layouts, and offers both copper and optical interfaces. From a service perspective, ExpressSTREAM supports any combination of voice/video/data delivery (including TDM data, legacy voice, RF broadcast and multicast video), all over a converged IP network in any layout desired (bus, star, ring, point-to-point, mesh, add/drop, etc.).

The first three members of the series, the XR2000, XC4000 and XC12000 EFM optical line terminals, provide four to 16 slots and 2 to 32 Gbits/sec of throughput in a 6RU chassis. These carrier-class switches are ideal for a wide range of installations (CO, POP, MDU/MTU) and applications (gigabit Ethernet connections, SONET/SDH delivery, wireless/cellular backhaul, T1/E1/PBX service, RF or IP video, VoIP, VLANs, etc.). The XC12000 can even support up to 84 PONs in a single rack and 127 sites per PON, the highest density in the industry.

The XR2000 is ideal for remote MDU and MTU locations such as cyber apartment buildings and office towers. It can be configured to offer up 2 Gbits/sec of throughput and can be equipped with wall mount brackets for installations without 19-inch racks.

ExpressSTREAM allows service providers to use a single platform from a single vendor to address a wide range of broadband applications, while its modular pay-as-you-go, hot-swappable architecture ensures that capital outlay closely tracks with service delivery. Operational expenses are controlled through a plug-and-play CPE architecture, high redundancy, automatic, remote configuration and minimal size and power requirements. ExpressSTREAM solutions also provide a full suite of carrier-class features for billable QOS, including port rate control, SLA monitoring and VLAN support.

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The wall mount configuration of Nayna Network's XC4000 EFM optical line terminal, which is typically deployed in carriers' points of presence.
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