PNNL picks Movaz Networks' optical platform

February 27, 2006 Atlanta, GA -- Movaz Networks announced that it has implemented a secure regional optical network for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), one of the U.S. Department of Energy's national laboratories, which has substantially increased the capacity and speed of its network connection from its campus in southeastern Washington State to Seattle.

February 27, 2006 Atlanta, GA -- Movaz Networks announced that it has implemented a secure regional optical network for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), one of the U.S. Department of Energy's national laboratories, which has substantially increased the capacity and speed of its network connection from its campus in southeastern Washington State to Seattle.

According to a press release, at the Pacific Northwest Gigapop (PNWGP) in Seattle, PNNL has direct access to other national laboratories through the DOE Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) and UltraScience Network, as well as other PNWGP member institutions. The fiber and facilities utilized by PNNL, combined with the Movaz RAYexpress optical platform, create a private network now supporting six 10 Gbit/sec channels and engineered for growth to at least 20 channels with no interruption in service.

According to Movaz, the project began with researchers at PNNL needing increased network capacity to interact with other Department of Energy laboratories. Starting with six 10-Gbit/sec circuits, they required a compact, scalable DWDM optical network with efficient management and upgrade capabilities. The companies says that PNNL's secure fiber paired with Movaz's optical networking platform enable services for providing scientific research essential to advancing national, economic, and energy security.

With the Movaz RAYexpress optical add/drop multiplexer, PNNL says it significantly decreased the size and cost of equipment necessary to increase bandwidth, critical to the laboratory's research programs. The RAYexpress platform supports mixed 10G/2.5G services and a range of telecommunications and data client interfaces. Movaz says the platform easily scales to 40 channels, and that since the equipment is 40 Gbit/sec-ready, the total transport capacity can eventually reach 1600 Gbit/sec.

"By deploying Movaz's optical networking solution, PNNL has met its goal of providing a secure, scalable network meeting their critical needs today, and providing a growth path for the future," remarks Bijan Khosravi, chairman and CEO of Movaz Networks. "Movaz's technological advances continue to provide research advances in high-bandwidth services while converging voice, video, and data across all service areas."

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