Leading research universities choose LuxN for network solution

Sept. 26, 2001--LuxN, Inc., a provider of multi-service, intelligent, metropolitan optical access network platforms, announced that well-known research universities have selected LuxN to provide Gigabit Ethernet, OC 12 and OC 48 optical transport equipment.

LuxN, Inc., a provider of multi-service, intelligent, metropolitan optical access network platforms, announced that Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX), a multi-state meta-point-of-presence (POP) consortium founded by Georgetown University, George Washington University, the University of Maryland and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and, separately, the University of Washington, have selected LuxN to provide Gigabit Ethernet, OC 12 and OC 48 optical transport equipment. The LuxN WavSystem (WS 3200) architecture enables educational systems to remotely manage bandwidth intensive demands while providing an environment to react quickly to increased capacity needs.

MAX has provisioned a high performance optical network to enable advanced applications in the region. The proximity of the MAX to Washington, D.C. places it in an advantageous location to partner with post-secondary education institutions and with federal agencies as well as the business community of D.C., Maryland and Virginia. MAX wanted a metro optical platform that could transport multiple protocols between POPs to connect MAX members to various high-speed national research networks. Deploying LuxN's WDM metro optical platform equipment allows MAX members to access research networks at high speed. LuxN enables University and Government institutions to flexibly and cost effectively connect to a MAX POP and reach a large number of research networks directly rather than requiring individual connections to each.

The LuxN WavSystem product family includes the LuxN WavStation (WS 3234) for service providers and large, multi-service organizations; the LuxN WavFarer (WS 3217) for multi-service customer premise locations; and the modem-sized LuxN WavPortal (WS 3202) for single-channel service connections. The LuxN WavSystem (WS 3200) delivers an array of optical access solutions, independent of traffic type, rate or protocol. The LuxN WavSystem (WS 3200) can be configured to support up to 16 WDM channels at speeds from 1.5Mbps to 2.5Gbps per channel (OC-48), with the ability to manage and provision individual channels locally or remotely via the LuxN management suite of applications. Through the use of a modular, plug-in card-based configuration, the LuxN WavSystem (WS 3200) allows service providers a convenient, incremental way to add additional capacity and capabilities as their needs grow.

About The Mid-Atlantic Crossroads:

The Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX) was founded in 1999 as Consortium of Georgetown University, George Washington University, the University of Maryland, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. The mission of MAX is to enable education and research through provisioning a high performance regional network as an applications testbed.

About The University of Washington:

The University of Washington (UW) is especially known for its programs in computer science and the health sciences, and for its long and continuing role in the evolution of the Internet, Internet messaging technologies, software agents, and digital convergence in new media. For more information, visit www.washington.edu.

About LuxN:

LuxN, Inc. is a provider of carrier-class protocol independent optical transport solutions for metropolitan service providers. LuxN products allow fiber-based carriers to offer and deliver high-bandwidth, optical-based services. For more information, visit www.luxn.com.

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