Harbour Networks ships Mindspeed traffic management network processor in intelligent multi-layer switch

March 8, 2004 Beijing and Newport Beach, CA-- Harbour Networks is shipping Mindspeed's traffic stream processor (TSP) in its Bighammer 6800 series backbone intelligent multi-layer switch.

Mar 8th, 2004

March 8, 2004 Beijing and Newport Beach, CA-- Harbour Networks is shipping Mindspeed's traffic stream processor (TSP) in its Bighammer 6800 series backbone intelligent multi-layer switch.

Beijing-based Harbour Networks is a provider of broadband Internet protocol (IP) network equipment to telecommunications carriers, service providers, enterprises and government departments throughout China. The company supplies a variety of customers, including China Telecom, China Netcom, China Unicom, China Railway Communication, as well as the finance and service industries, education and government institutions.

The Bighammer 6800 series switch allows increased network capacity and improved communications performance by featuring high-port densities, a wide variety of interfaces, and sophisticated quality-of-service (QoS) features for next-generation IP-based
networks.

"From our detailed comparison and selection, we believe that Mindspeed's TSP network processor is more mature and feature-rich than other similar solutions," said Li Jianguo, project manager of R&D, Harbour Networks. "By using Mindspeed's TSP network processor in our new series intelligent multi-layer switch, we were able to produce a more competitive product and shorten our time to market."

"We are very pleased that Harbour Networks has chosen to leverage Mindspeed's proven traffic management processing technology in its intelligent multi-layer switch," said Scott Lane, product line manager for Mindspeed's broadband internetworking systems business unit. "Our network processors offer comprehensive support for a wide variety of interfaces and routing protocols as well as bandwidth-intensive
applications requiring robust QoS functions."

"Mindspeed's success in China is due not only to our excellent technology, but also to an outstanding local support team that has been significantly increased during the past year to serve this growing market," added Jerry Hamilton, vice-president of Asia-Pacific
sales for Mindspeed.

The TSP CX27470 is integrated on the 8 x 155 Mbit/sec ATM line card for the Ethernet switch contained in the Bighammer 6800. The CX27470 delivers a suite of traffic-management functions, including scheduling, shaping, policing, queuing, buffer management, congestion control, statistics and alarms. The combination of the CX27470 network processor and ready-to-use firmware offers networking equipment manufacturers a complete solution for immediate application in new system designs that will enable revenue-generating services.

The CX27470 is the second generation of TSP, the industry's first programmable, traffic management and internetworking engine to offer wire-speed performance for gigabit-scale packet and cell networking equipment, according to Mindspeed. The CX27470, with a uniprocessor architecture and multiple hardware assist engines, adapts the protocol and flow of up to 64,000 input traffic streams to managed traffic streams in an output data path. The CX27470 TSP can define traffic streams as packets or cells, allowing it to manage a wide range of ATM, packet-over-SONET, frame relay and multiprotocol label switching applications up to OC-12 rates.

Founded in 2000, Harbour Networks has been focused on the broadband IP and optical Ethernet fields since its inception. The company has 1,500 employees; 850 are engineers. Harbour Networks has applied for 105 patents and 16 software copyrights. The company has launched 10-Gbit/sec core routers and switches, ADSL/VDSL broadband access equipment, soft switch and NGN large-scaled integrated access equipment. In addition to China, Harbour Networks has penetrated into markets such as North America, Japan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia.

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