January 11, 2006 Minneapolis, MN -- ADC has announced an OEM agreement with Overture Networks, a developer of converged packet access platforms, to supply the ADC LoopStar 700, an Ethernet access and transport system that allows carriers and service providers to aggregate, deploy, and manage Ethernet and TDM services for a range of applications.
ADC says its LoopStar 700 portfolio provides a range of Ethernet multi-service access products optimized for a variety of network applications. Available network interfaces include NxT1/E1, DS3, NxDS3, OC3c/STM1, OC12c/STM4, 100FX, and GbE, as well as drop side (tributary) interfaces of DS1, 10/100BT, 100FX, and GbE. The portfolio also supports Pseudowire (PWE3) T1/E1/J1 circuit emulation transport, making it economical for business applications or cell site backhauls which require both Ethernet and TDM over a single network service or private network facility.
The LoopStar 700 can be deployed in point-to-point, star, and ring configurations, and is compatible with other standard Ethernet devices as an access terminal multiplexer. According to ADC, all standard Ethernet element features are available in the platform, including layer 2 switching, rate-limiting, 802.1p prioritization, 802.1q VLAN switching and stacking, 802.3ad link aggregation, and Remote Monitoring (RMON). The LoopStar 700 also provides highly reliable fail-safe protection in the event of a facility failure with its proprietary sub-50 milliseconds automatic Protect Switching Ring (PSR) capability, which is equivalent to SONET-level reliability, according to the company.
"Overture Networks is committed to partnering with industry-leading companies like ADC in order to meet critical business demands of service providers worldwide by delivering intelligent, reliable, and cost-effective solutions," comments Jeff Reedy, president and CEO of Overture Networks. "Ethernet services represent a significant revenue opportunity for carriers, and with ADC as a strategic partner, we can help them reduce capital and operating costs, while providing a quick return on investment."