June 5, 2006 Chicago, IL -- Lambda OpticalSystems today introduced the LambdaNode 5000 Optical Services Platform, the newest member of its LambdaNode product family. Based on the Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (AdvancedTCA), the LambdaNode 5000 platform incorporates wavelength selective switching (WSS) to provide switching capability that extends from two-degree ring topologies to multi-degree mesh topologies.
"Lambda OpticalSystems' implementation of the standardized AdvancedTCA is an early indicator of a new trend in telecom systems development," notes Michael Howard, principal analyst and co-founder, Infonetics Research. "The ATCA technology enables innovators such as Lambda to focus on their core competencies of dynamic optical networking while reducing the cost and time-to-market of advanced optical services."
"The LambdaNode 5000 Optical Services Platform reinforces Lambda's commitment to providing carriers with cost-effective, agile, high-performance all-optical networking solutions that support customer requirements for rapid customization and deployment," adds Irfan Ali, president and chief executive officer of Lambda OpticalSystems. "The addition of standardized hardware to the LambdaNode family is the next step in our unique approach to the development of next -generation, GMPLS-controlled, all-optical networking solutions."
The LambdaNode 5000 platform complements the features of the company's existing LambdaNode 2000, which it claims is the industry's first integrated, all-optical switch. Like the LambdaNode 2000, the LambdaNode 5000 offers simplified network engineering and operation; dynamic, flexible network configuration; high-availability service protection; differentiated transport services; elimination of costly O-E-O conversions; scalability to 40 Gbits/sec; carrier-class fault and performance management; and protocol and bit-rate independence, say company representatives. As such, the company claims its LambdaNode 5000 platform is the ideal choice to support legacy ATM and SONET/SDH networks as well as converged IP, IPTV, Internet-based video, interactive gaming, storage area networking, Ethernet, Lambda Grid, wavelength services, and ROADM applications. The platform will be available for customer trials in Q3 2006.