Photonic Bridges expands its Multi-service Transport Platform product line

4 June 2003 Atlanta Lightwave--Photonic Bridges, Inc. (Beijing) announced the expansion of its MetroWave Multi-service Transport Platform (MSTP) product line at SuperComm 2003 this week in Atlanta. The MetroWave MSTP integrates transport, access, and switching into one platform.

Jun 4th, 2003

4 June 2003 Atlanta Lightwave--Photonic Bridges, Inc. (Beijing) announced the expansion of its MetroWave Multi-service Transport Platform (MSTP) product line at SuperComm 2003 this week in Atlanta. The MetroWave MSTP integrates transport, access, and switching into one platform.

The first new product is the MetroWave 801 Multi-service Access Platform (MSAP), a compact and flexible OC-3/STM-1 or OC-12/STM-4 access unit that is designed to serve the small- to medium-capacity needs of building access for service providers or in private networks. The 801 MSAP supports a variety of access modules that enable service providers to tailor their equipment to more effectively meet customer requirements.

The second product, the MetroWave 8100/MC Multi-service Provisioning Platform (MSPP), integrates transport, switching and multi-service capabilities requiring high capacity, flexible traffic interfaces, and D/CWDM functions in central office applications. With line speeds up to 10 Gbits/sec and 60 or 180 Gbits of traffic processing capacity and the ability to groom E1 or T1 traffic flows, the product's ability to scale provides service providers with flexibility in designing modern multi-service networks. Service interfaces are available for standard PDH/SONET/SDH, ATM, IP/Ethernet and RPR traffic flows and future ASON/Intelligent Optical Networking capabilities.

"Our service provider customers have told us that they need equipment that cost-effectively leverages their embedded networks yet also provides the capabilities to meet today's growing data service demands," said Dr. Gerald Wong, CEO and co-founder of Photonic Bridges. "Our two new products take the variety and confusion of voice and data services found in modern networks and process them into well-managed, efficient, and reliable SONET/SDH networks."

"Our experience in designing and implementing new products based on our core competencies in SONET/SDH, data, and optics in the China market ¿ which today serves as an international test bed for next-generation optical ¿ has allowed us to dramatically increase the functionality of our products," stated Dr. JinYi Pan, vice president and CTO of Photonic Bridges. "Our extensive experience also allows us to move rapidly from the idea stage to the product transformation stage, thus enabling us to provide the latest features to help our customers improve their competitive position."

Photonic Bridges will display and demonstrate its multi-service product line at booth 12541 during the 2003 SuperComm exhibition in Atlanta, June 3-5, 2003.

Founded in Silicon Valley in 2000, Photonics Bridges designs and produces advanced optical telecommunication equipment focused on the metro market segment, the key growth area in the emerging competitive China market. By combining western-style technology, innovation and management philosophy with Chinese service-orientation and low-cost manufacturing, Photonic Bridges, the company's goal is to become a leading participant in the global market by first becoming a premier telecommunications equipment enterprise in China and expanding from that base.

Photonic Bridges' headquarters are located in Beijing, with research and development, manufacturing and logistic support located in Shanghai. United States offices are located in Denver, Eatontown, NJ, and Basking Ridge, NJ. Sales support operations are in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenyang and Guangzhou with additional offices planned in 2003.

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