December 19, 2005 Spokane Valley, WA -- World Wide Packets has introduced its LE-310 as an addition to the company's LightningEdge product family. The company calls the LE-310 a customer premise equipment (CPE) device designed to provide more cost-effective deployment and delivery of converged broadband data and Internet access services. The company says the device employs flexible service demarcations, including 100-Mbit/sec or 1-Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) over fiber and copper media, while lowering initial investments for Carrier Ethernet business services, such as Ethernet Private Line (EPL) and Ethernet Private LAN (E-LAN).
Key features and benefits of the LE-310, according to the company, include:
* Versatile Ethernet service demarcation. All LE-310 ports are either dual speed (10/100-Mbit/sec or 100-Mbit/sec/GbE) or triple speed (10/100-Mbit/sec/GbE). This allows for the delivery of 100-Mbit/sec or GbE drops to subscribers across either fiber (SFP) or copper media. The LE-310 also offers protected (redundant) gigabit uplinks.
* Enables low-cost ring architectures. The LE-310 enables GbE ring architecture with customer demarcation at 100-Mbit/sec and/or GbE over fiber and/or copper, and SONET-like resiliency and stability provided by the company's carrier Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) and Rapid Spanning Tree Domains (RSTPD).
* Facilitates transition to Gigabit speeds. The dual rate ports facilitate transition from 100-Mbit/sec to Gigabit uplinks, creating pluggable dual rate optics which can be used to avoid physical operations on the customer premise, translating into cost and labor savings at user sites.
* Termination of multiple services. The LE-310 delivers multiple service types to multiple tenants within a single facility, thus creating flexible customer interface options that provide incremental revenue opportunities.
* MDU/MTU aggregation of portals. The LE-310 enables aggregation of access portals via rate management and advanced Quality of Service (QoS) at the LE-310 ingress, thus facilitating transport of residential or business "triple play" services.
The company says that, as the LE-310 further streamlines the delivery of applications and is based on a carrier-class architecture, it provides superior QoS, guaranteeing time-sensitive voice and video transport quality. The company calls the LE-310 "an infinitely scalable" platform for IP multicast video delivery, with features that optimize channel change performance and distribute multicast process to the edge of the network.
"World Wide Packets is constantly striving to produce new products that will provide increased functionality and streamlined architecture to our existing line of Carrier Ethernet solutions," comments Chad Whalen, senior vice president of business and market strategies at World Wide Packets. "With our latest addition to the LightningEdge product family, we are delivering even greater application availability, while driving down overall operational costs and lowering the total cost of ownership for service providers."
The LE-310 is now available.