IPITEK releases new software for MSP Series of Ethernet transporters

DECEMBER 17, 2009 -- The new System 3.2 software, which the company says improves operational performance of Ethernet-based business services and features the Node Wizard Network Management System, recently successfully completed a field trial in an 80-node multisystem operator's metro network.

DECEMBER 17, 2009 -- IPITEK, a designer, developer, manufacturer, and supplier of video-optimized intelligent broadband networks, has announced that its Internet Media Transport (IMTRAN) division has unveiled a new software release for its MSP-1GE and MSP-10G transporter platforms. The new System 3.2 software, which the company says improves operational performance of Ethernet-based business services and features the Node Wizard Network Management System, recently successfully completed a field trial in an 80-node multisystem operator's (MSO) metro network.

According to IPITEK, the software provides a two-stage system for low-cost aggregation and transport of business-class Ethernet services and helps protect against operator errors while enhancing circuit-layer management. It also helps conserve fiber by using a built-in DWDM or single-fiber bidirectional multiplexing to the customer premises when needed.

The software upgrade is based on an in-band managed system, allowing for robust auto-detection and prevention of loops in the management path. The system also features multiple fast-protection rerouting choices to guarantee high availability, and end-end service level provisioning of service-level agreement (SLA) parameters, monitored with operational administrative and maintenance (OAM) continuity check (CC) messages between maintenance end points (MEPs). In addition, the new software allows for correlation of circuit numbers for new port and VLAN circuit-IDs and dual-level rate limiting at the edge of the system. Finally, the system supports transport of link aggregation (LAG)-based circuits through the system via Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) tunneling.

"We are pleased to provide this new System 3.2 software upgrade to our customers," says Michael Salour, IPITEK's chairman and chief executive officer. "It performed very well in its field trial, and will help operators save money by improving the operational functionality of their Ethernet transport platforms and conserving fiber for better system performance."

Existing IPITEK customers with service contracts can upgrade to this new software free of charge. It is also available in the IPITEK MSP-CES platform, which supports 10-Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) or GbE links and handles Ethernet-based business services as well as DS-1, DS-3, and channelized OC-3 across its synchronous Ethernet-based network.


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