Centerpoint unveils new DWDM product

Nov. 14, 2001--Centerpoint Broadband Technologies Inc. has introduced the Celerity CP 3200, the first of its DWDM Celerity product line, targeted at metro and regional applications.

Centerpoint Broadband Technologies Inc. has introduced the Celerity CP 3200, the first of its DWDM Celerity product line, targeted at metro and regional applications.

"Meeting current bandwidth demands at the best possible price points, while maintaining future scalability, is critical in today's marketplace," said Dana Waldman, Centerpoint president and chief executive officer. "Celerity CP 3200's advanced features were designed with those market demands in mind, as well as to address the divergent needs of carriers."

Operating expenses account for 49% of carriers' expenditures, according to a recent report from the International Engineering Consortium. The Celerity CP 3200 was designed to help reduce these costs. Features include a small footprint, single wavelength granularity, and automatic power balancing. The single wavelength advantage allows carriers add/drop flexibility without stranding wavelengths, and the power-balancing feature eliminates reengineering when traffic is added, claims the company. In addition, the Celerity CP 3200 offers OC-192 capability using ITU G.709 digital wrapper technology to improve the span distance and monitor each individual channel, regardless of traffic type.

The Celerity CP 3200, which has its roots in the technology acquired in the Zaffire acquisition, is now shipping and is in use at a number of customer sites.

Centerpoint Broadband Technologies Inc. (San Jose) delivers high capacity optical and broadband wireless systems. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.centerpoint.com.

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