BrightLink Networks Inc. is starting lab trials of its BOSS 1000 optical switch. The introduction of this switch improves carrier networks by eliminating costly, legacy equipment, and reduces the cost of provisioning lease line services. BrightLink built this switch to give Inter-Exchange carriers the on-demand ability to provision and protect services when and where they are needed, smoothly scaling bandwidth to meet demand. The BOSS 1000 does not require up-front purchase of a centralized switch matrix that needs replacing as port count grows, switch capacity is added as line cards are added. Both the cost and the capacity of the switch scale in a smooth fashion, moving between 16 to 1024 ports of OC-48 without forklift upgrades. The BOSS 1000 is shipping to two prominent carrier labs in May for customer trials.
BrightLink provides on-demand optical switching technology to the long-haul carrier market. For more information, visit www.brightlink.com.