MARCH 13, 2007 -- ECI Telecom Ltd. (search for ECI Telecom) today introduced the XDM-300, which it claims is the smallest Multi-ADM-64 multi-service aggregation platform for metro access, metro edge, and wireless backhaul networks. According to the company, the XDM-300 provides an optimized migration path from TDM to Ethernet-based services and from 2.5- to 10-Gbit/sec networks.
The high-density XDM-300 supports high-performance MPLS, Carrier-class Ethernet, SDH /SONET, PDH, ATM, and CWDM/DWDM services. As a member of the XDM product family, the XDM-300 cards are fully interchangeable and compatible with the XDM-50 and XDM-100. Furthermore, the XDM-300 enables in-service smooth migration from STM-16/OC-48 to STM-64/OC-192 and full scalability from multi-ADM1/4 to multi-ADM-64, claims the company.
"The XDM-300's ability to aggregate multiple sub-networks within a single shelf helps to eliminate the need to use multiple interconnected elements at the site and provides carriers with increased deployment flexibility," notes Jason Marcheck, principal Optical Infrastructure analyst at Current Analysis. "In addition, smaller multi-service optical metro platforms, like the XDM-300, offer operators lower entry point costs and help conserve OPEX and CAPEX as they migrate to higher capacity networks."
The XDM-300 is a hybrid platform that integrates high-capacity and cost-optimized CWDM with SDH sub-lambda grooming and efficient data transport, says the company. The XDM-300 is managed by ECI's e multi-dimensional and multi-layered LightSoft management system, supporting all the requirements of existing and emerging metro transmission networks in a single shelf with a single network management system.
"This newest addition to our successful XDM MSPP product family further demonstrates our leading position for delivering flexible and efficient solutions for metro networks," contends Eyal Shaked, executive vice president and general manager of ECI Telecom's Transport Networking Division (TND). "ECI is able to offer highly targeted solutions to cater to the evolving needs of carriers, while keeping entry costs very low to enable rapid deployment."
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