June 3, 2004 Richardson, TX-- White Rock Networks announced the addition of VT1.5 grooming functionality to its VLX2020 SONET transport platform. In addition to VLX2020's existing 100-Gbit/sec STS-1 grooming fabric, carriers will now be able to specify either 2.5 or 5 Gbits/sec of VT1.5 grooming capability allowing them to manage traffic down to the T1 level.
The addition of VT1.5 grooming when coupled with other VLX2020 features -- such as integrated test access, test pattern generation, flexible transmux capabilities and support for multiple optical rings -- will allow carriers to not only optimize their transport bandwidth but also provide 3/1 digital crossconnect system (DCS) features in a highly modular, cost-effective package. The VT1.5 grooming capability is integrated directly onto the VLX2020's main control card allowing VT grooming to be added without taking up valuable I/O slots and allowing carriers to maximize the services they can deliver with a single system.
"Carriers will now see even greater opex savings with the addition of VT1.5 grooming to our SONET transport platforms which already reduce their costs due to their low power, small size and ease of use," said Lonnie Martin, founder and chief executive officer of White Rock. "Also, since the VLX2020 now becomes an edge-DCS in addition to its SONET transport capabilities, carriers will be able to deliver DCS capabilities to locations too small for conventional DCS platforms and further reduce their costs of service delivery."
White Rock Networks will be exhibiting June 21-24, 2004 at SUPERCOMM in Chicago (Booth #11803 at McCormick Place).