BTI Systems powers regional network expansion for Pinpoint Network Solutions

MARCH 1, 2010 -- BTI Systems in Ottawa, Ontario, announced that Pinpoint Network Solutions chose its packet optical networking equipment, the BTI 7000 Series, for a new regional network from Denver to Chicago. Pinpoint is able to expand that portion of its footprint from 300 miles to more than 1,000 miles and support new services including Gigabit Ethernet, SONET, FC, and Video with a 10G Multiprotocol Muxponder solution.

MARCH 1, 2010 -- BTI Systems announced that Pinpoint Network Solutions chose its packet optical networking equipment, the BTI 7000 Series, for a new regional network from Denver to Chicago. Pinpoint is able to expand that portion of its footprint from 300 miles to more than 1,000 miles and support new services including Gigabit Ethernet, SONET, Fibre Channel, and video with a 10G Multiprotocol Muxponder.

BTI’s platform enables Pinpoint Networks to keep pace with the increase in demand for bandwidth with minimal operational impact and avoid the capital expenditure that would be required to augment its fiber network infrastructure.

“What’s great about the BTI 7000 Series solution is that it is so flexible,” says Ralph Armendariz, chief technology officer for Pinpoint Network Solutions. “The muxponder technology that BTI brings to the table allows us to configure any service on any port. We can address connectivity changes and additional service requests rapidly. BTI fits our network topology and offers us a cost-effective means to help us win additional coverage and interconnect with new providers in the future.”

Pinpoint provides long-haul and local access for IOCs, large volume financial institutions, and high-bandwidth enterprise customers. The initial DWDM network from Denver to Chicago supports 80 Gbps of service capacity with the ability to double network capacity incrementally as needed with no additional engineering required. Pinpoint is using BTI’s DWDM virtual fiber technology to increase the capacity of an existing fiber pair 160x from 2.5G as much as 400G. Each 10G wavelength dynamically cross-connects various services between each add/drop location with the Multiprotocol Muxponder. BTI says Pinpoint Networks has deployed an efficient infrastructure to transport a mix of data, TDM, storage and video protocols, including Ethernet and SONET that guarantees a competitive service offering for its customers.

“Service providers are constantly looking for ways to ensure that its fiber assets are a strategic value driver,” says Glenn Thurston, vice president of global marketing for BTI Systems. “The ability to extend reach, deliver a comprehensive service portfolio, and leverage fiber infrastructure efficiently from a single packet optical platform provides our customers with significant value. The BTI 7000 Series, with DWDM optical networking and building blocks like the 10G Multiprotocol Muxponder, provide service providers with a strategy to deliver a wide range of services, rapidly address customer requests, and quickly generate service revenue.”

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