March 17, 2003--Salira Optical Network Systems, a provider of optical access systems, today announced release 2.0 of the Salira 2000 platform. The Salira 2000 platform is an intelligent point-to-multipoint access system based on IP/Ethernet, which enables service providers to deliver traditional TDM and broadband services to businesses. Release 2.0 improves the virtual local area network (VLAN) capabilities of the platform by simplifying service provisioning and maintenance procedures, and by providing full implementation of rapid spanning tree protocol.
A VLAN is a software-defined relationship between users that forms a user group. Members of the user group have the appearance of being on the same LAN, irrespective of their physical location.
"The enhancement of the platform's VLAN capabilities will greatly simplify network management for our carrier customers," said Herb Martin, president and chief executive officer of Salira Optical Network Systems (Santa Clara, CA). "The number of tasks required to provision and maintain service is reduced, which has a positive impact on operational expenditures."
The VLAN capabilities of Release 2.0 enhance the plug-and-play functionality of the platform's customer premises-based optical network units. Once auto-discovery and auto-ranging have been performed, Release 2.0 reduces the number of discrete IP addresses required to provision services, greatly simplifying provisioning.