August 17, 2005 Hayward, CA -- To bolster its broadband network optimization product testing operations, Sandvine announced that it has purchased a Glimmerglass Intelligent Optical Switch. Sandvine says the device is configured with 288 fiber interfaces to help the company automatically manage fiber connectivity and speed time-to-market for its new product introductions.
"Glimmerglass switches are well-known for their robust performance and reliability," says Brad Siim, COO and vice president of engineering for Sandvine Incorporated. "Their solution has reduced our direct testing costs and accelerated our ability to simulate diverse networks and respond to our customers."
"Sandvine incorporates customer satisfaction in every phase of their operations," adds Robert Lundy, Glimmerglass CEO. "Because their new automated testing capability is significantly more productive, Sandvine can simulate a wide range of network topologies to thoroughly verify their products' quality. We're excited that the Glimmerglass optical switch is a key part of their advanced testing infrastructure."
Glimmerglass says its products automate much of the testing process by enabling test engineers to instantly change or "re-fiber" a network, eliminating the need for manual fiber connection. In this way, according to the company, different network configurations can be quickly simulated, saved, and tested quickly and repeatedly. The company says its products shorten test schedules and reduce errors and wear on equipment.