ADVA's FSP 3000 features Optical+Ethernet technologies

June 19, 2007
ADVA Optical Networking has announced the latest release of its flagship optical platform, the Fiber Service Platform (FSP) 3000 release 8.

JUNE 19, 2007 -- ADVA Optical Networking (search for ADVA) has announced the latest release of its flagship optical platform, the Fiber Service Platform (FSP) 3000 release 8. The company says this new release gives service providers and enterprises more flexibility in delivering new services, as well as a greater ability to scale their networks. The product is on display in ADVA's Booth No. 4875 at NXTcomm in Chicago this week.

Dynamic optical transport features enable faster service provisioning and platform interoperability. A GMPLS control plane allows improved path setup, including path computation, resource reservation, and provisioning of the expanded reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer (ROADM) portfolio. Conformation to Optical Transport Hierarchy (OTH), as specified in ITU G.709, enables seamless interoperability to other industry platforms. And to further simplify the administration and logistics, expanded multiservice transponder options are being introduced to allow network operators to offer Ethernet, storage, and legacy Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)/Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) services from a single muxponder card.

Wavelength switching, faster speeds, and longer distances enable service providers to increase capacity and simplify their network topologies, reducing network cost and complexity. Service providers can choose from a portfolio of ROADMs, including the eROADM and a multidegree ROADM, which allow wavelength switching and provide optical provisioning flexibility, as well as maximum impairment tolerance. 40-Gbit/sec line speed capability is fully integrated with 1x40G and 4x10G transponder options for an Optical Transport Unit (OTU)-3 network port supporting high-end applications such as core router interconnect.

An Optical+Ethernet approach supports all upcoming Ethernet service offerings with advanced standards-compliant Ethernet service provisioning and OAM features, enabling triple- and quadruple-play residential services, as well as E-LAN and E-Line-based business services over WDM. Gigabit Ethernet aggregation and multiplexing reduces the cost per bit by reducing the number of interfaces. Gigabit Ethernet-optimized add/drop multiplexer cards and integrated Layer 2 aggregation and switching functionality deliver flexibility and control, providing increased functionality within traffic streams.

"ADVA Optical Networking continues to expand its product benefits for customers building transport networks from the customer premise to the metro access, metro core and regional arenas," states Ian Redpath, senior analyst of Ovum-RHK. "The addition of more carrier-class features to expand the applications while improving service management and provisioning creates a compelling advantage of simplicity. ADVA Optical Networking continues its tradition of bringing new features to market right when the market is ready for them, enabling them to hold their top 2 position in EMEA and now capture the top 2 position in North America in the metro WDM segment for 1Q07."

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