August 24, 2005 Ottawa, Canada -- Galazar Networks has expanded its portfolio of multi-service access platforms by introducing its CompactNode and MicroNode devices. The company says the platforms are suited for carrier grade access and aggregation networks requiring Ethernet services and advanced SONET/SDH networking.
According to the company, both products were developed in collaboration with leading network equipment providers and technology partners, with the goal of creating highly integrated devices to effectively meet the complete needs of compact micro-multi-service provisioning platforms (MSPPs), for the implementation of network elements within next generation Ethernet transport networks.
"With these product announcements, Galazar is establishing a new model for customer needs fulfillment," asserts Richard Deboer, CEO of Galazar Networks. "Our technology partners were crucial in delivering the feature integration and mixed signal performance necessary for the target applications. We're looking forward to continuing success through similar collaborations."
The company says the MicroNode platform includes all of the elements necessary for implementing an OC-3/STM-1 network element with Ethernet and PDH clients including: direct hot- pluggable SFP interfaces, full HO/LO cross-connect, full HO/LO GFP/VCAT/LCAS capability, tri-mode Ethernet MACs with rate control, Stratum-3 CSU, DS1/E1 interfaces, and a telecom bus for PDH expansion.
The company says the CompactNode platform extends these capabilities to enable an OC-12/STM-4 network element with the same client interfaces, plus a protected OC-3/STM-1 tributary interface. The platform's hot-pluggable SFP interfaces also support multi-rate operation (155 Mbit/sec and 622 Mbit/sec).
All feature sets are fully integrated into the company's device management software, allowing for rapid development of network elements. According to the company, the software supports advanced hardware abstraction capabilities, commonly used network equipment features, and extensive troubleshooting tools.
Both platforms are in production and shipping in volume.