METRObility Optical Systems introduces extended distance Gigabit Ethernet capabilities

July 24, 2001--METRObility Optical Systems, a provider of intelligent, carrier-class optical Ethernet solutions, announced its new line of manageable, fully featured extended distance Gigabit Ethernet products.

METRObility Optical Systems, a provider of intelligent, carrier-class optical Ethernet solutions, announced its new line of manageable, fully featured extended distance Gigabit Ethernet products. These solutions address the growing customer demand for metropolitan broadband access at speeds beyond 100Mbps.

The new METRObility Gigabit Ethernet devices extend the distances of transmission up to 70km (43.3 miles). They provide signal retiming, data regeneration and wavelength conversion to ensure that customers' critical data travels the maximum distance without degradation. The devices convert copper to fiber and multimode to singlemode, all at Gigabit speeds. Also available are wavelength conversion capabilities from 850nm to 1310nm and 1550nm.

METRObility Optical Systems, formerly Aura Networks, offers a cost-effective, carrier-class system for broadband data services. The company's NEBS Level III certified Radiance Optical Ethernet System delivers critical remote WAN management, provisioning, monitoring and maintenance features for metropolitan area networks.

These new Gigabit Ethernet products are available for the company's Radiance Optical Ethernet System. They will be available beginning in the third quarter with list prices ranging from $1,200 to $7,700.

About METRObility Optical Systems:

METRObility Optical Systems is a next-generation optical networking company focused on delivering carrier-class optical access and concentration platforms with WAN manageable features that greatly simplify service providers' provisioning tasks. For more information, visit www.metrobility.com.

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