FEBRUARY 29, 2008 -- Optical transport systems provider Transmode (search for Transmode) has extended its intelligent WDM (iWDMTM) offerings with the addition of fully integrated Layer 2 Ethernet demarcation and aggregation functionality.
The newly launched Transmode Ethernet demarcation unit (EDU) provides users with carrier-class Ethernet services directly from their existing WDM infrastructures. This enables operators to take full advantage of the rapid growth in demand for advanced Ethernet services from enterprises and other operators, says the company.
As a plug-in unit for the TM-Series, the unit extends the existing networking flexibility into Layer 2 with aggregation, demarcation, classification, and quality-of-service management of Ethernet services. By combining Layer 1 transport with Layer 2 service delivery and management, the new unit can provide savings in space and power and can reduce network complexity.
The EDU is available now as the first in a series of Transmode TM-Series Layer 2 iWDM plug-in units.
"The Transmode EDU allows these customers to rapidly expand their Ethernet service offerings directly from the optical platform without the requirement for third-party demarcation units," says Magnus Ã�berg, Transmode chief technology officer. "In addition, operators can reduce the requirements for overall network routing or switching capacity at Layer 2/3 nodes as traffic can be aggregated and classified at the entry point to the network before it hits these expensive network elements."