Galazar's VersaNode portfolio supports hi-touch packet processing and multiple metro access network architectures

May 10, 2004 Ottawa, Canda -- Galazar Networks Inc. has introduced VersaNode, an OC-12/-3 Multi-Service versatile networking solution for Ethernet and PDH services over point-to-point networks, RPR, and UPSR rings. VersaNode expands Galazar's existing product family of PDH and Ethernet over SONET/SDH (EoS) multi-service framers.

May 10th, 2004

May 10, 2004 Ottawa, Canda -- Galazar Networks Inc. has introduced VersaNode, an OC-12/-3 Multi-Service versatile networking solution for Ethernet and PDH services over point-to-point networks, RPR, and UPSR rings. VersaNode expands Galazar's existing product family of PDH and Ethernet over SONET/SDH (EoS) multi-service framers.

VersaNode is ideal for multi-service line cards and customer premise equipment access platforms that are designed to support ring and hub-and-spoke network topologies with distributed layer-2 packet processing over mixed High Order (STS/VC paths) and Low Order (VT/VC paths) Virtual Concatenation (VCAT) groups with Link Capacity Adjustment Scheme (LCAS).

"With carriers focused on deploying new, revenue generating services over the existing SONET/SDH network, equipment vendors are working closely with Galazar to extend their success in Ethernet over SONET into improved packet aggregation technologies and enhanced packet processing services," explains Richard Deboer, CEO of Galazar Networks. "VersaNode enables our customers to offer additional layer 2 services and network architectures while leveraging their investments across a common hardware and software platform for universal line cards capable of supporting GFP, mixed High Order VCAT and Low Order VCAT with LCAS."

VersaNode's target applications include multi-service cards for SONET/SDH ADMs, MSTPs, CPE/CLE terminals, or Metro Core switches. Galazar's new VersaNode was designed to target multi-service applications that require enhanced packet processing abilities, such as Packet Rings (e.g. RPR and VT), Class of Service (CoS), VLAN segmentation, and other value added data services.

Galazar contends that its framers are the world's first devices to simultaneously support mixed High Order (STS/VC paths) and Low Order (VT/VC paths) Virtual Concatenation (VCAT) with LCAS. These features increase a carrier's service offerings and revenues from the existing infrastructure.

Galazar provides a support package for VersaNode, including datasheets, hardware reference designs, device management software, and design tools. These are available to customers to accelerate their time to market and focus on higher value activities. For more information, visit www.galazar.com.

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