Telco Systems intros cost-optimized Carrier Ethernet demarcation device

MAY 5, 2009 -- Telco Systems, a BATM company, has announced a new cost-optimized Carrier Ethernet demarcation device designed to address provisioning and management capabilities of an Ethernet service in the first mile.

MAY 5, 2009 -- Telco Systems (search Lightwave for Telco Systems), a BATM company, has announced a new cost-optimized Carrier Ethernet demarcation device designed to address provisioning and management capabilities of an Ethernet service in the first mile.

The T-Marc 280 is the newest member of the company's T-Marc family of intelligent, remotely managed demarcation devices that are purpose-built to integrate networking, testing, and assurance capabilities. Like other members of the T-Marc family, T-Marc 280 supports advanced Layer 2 networking using Telco Systems' AccessEthernet technology to allow flexibility in deployment, provisioning, and delivery for metro Ethernet services.

Two tri-speed customer access ports enable providers to support two customers on a single device. The second access port may also be used to create a DMZ (data management zone) to separate external (public) traffic from the customer's internal network. Each access port supports a single EVC and UNI with four traffic classes. Dual network uplinks include an SFP-based fiber and a combo tri-speed/fiber port. The dual network ports provide a set of protection options, including link aggregation, resilient, link, and Spanning Tree protocols.

Standards-based OAM features include IEEE 802.3ah link OAM, IEEE 802.1ag connectivity fault management, and ITU-T Y.1731 fault and performance monitoring for end-to-end Ethernet services. Physical and virtual networking capabilities provide automated address management and discovery, bandwidth profiles, advanced traffic classes, and complete control over how subscriber traffic is transported across a service provider's network. Discovery, authentication, and provisioning are accomplished through the company's BiNOS Service Mediator, which may be coupled with Telco Systems' BiNOSCenter NG network management system, a carrier-class suite of integrated management tools designed to enable operators to simplify the configuration, administration, monitoring, and troubleshooting of Telco Systems' BiNOS-powered networking equipment.

"The T-Marc 280 bridges the gap between the company's popular T-Marc 250 Series and T-Marc 300 Series to provide a feature-rich, service demarcation solution at an extremely attractive price point," stated Manu Kaycee, vice president for service provider marketing at Telco Systems. "We based its technology on current IEEE, ITU-T, and IETF standards to ensure interoperability with the provider's current infrastructure."

The T-Marc 280 will be available this month.

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