Atrica expands family of Carrier-class Optical Ethernet solutions

Atrica expands family of Carrier-class Optical Ethernet solutions

Reinforcing its leadership position in the rapidly expanding Metro networking market, Optical Ethernet equipment provider Atrica announced three additions to its revolutionary suite of Optical Ethernet Systems. The first solutions purpose-built to meet the requirements of service providers who are building the next generation of Metro networks, Atrica’s Optical Ethernet Systems meld Ethernet with optical switching and networking technology and combine this with Carrier-class traffic engineering capabilities.

The new additions leverage Atrica’s industry-leading technology to allow service providers to dramatically simplify their Metro network operations, significantly reduce their capital and operational expenditures, and scale their networks effectively to support emerging Ethernet-based services. The additions to Atrica’s Optical Ethernet Systems include the A-4100 Optical Ethernet Aggregation Switch and the A2101 and A-2 140 Optical Ethernet Edge Switches.

The A-4100 is a cost-effective platform that aggregates flows from Atrica’s A-2100 Optical Ethernet Edge Switches. Addressing the small PoP/CO environment, the A-4100 is a NEBS compliant, high-density, low profile solution for space-constrained locations. Supporting Carrier-class attributes such as 50 millisecond resiliency, Service Level Agreement (SLA) guarantees, TDM services, and integrated network management, the A-4100’s functionality includes MPLS, connection-oriented services, and Ethernet services. With full hardware and software redundancy, the A-4 100 has the same architecture as the other members of the Atrica family of Optical Ethernet products and shares the same interface cards as Atrica’s A-8000 Series of Optical Ethernet Core Switches. This eases the cost and space requirements associated with sparing and speeds training cycles for network personnel.

The A-2101 and A-2140 build upon the exceptional attributes of Atrica’s A-2000 family of Optical Ethernet Edge Switches to provision connectivity at the Metro optical edge, offering a combination of Ethernet interfaces and a comprehensive set of Ethernet Circuit Emulation Services (CES) at DS 1, DS3, 0C3, and 0C12 rates. Providing the highest level of cost-effectiveness, with the same level of functionality as the A-2 100, the A-2101 is available in six fixed configurations. The first two configurations will be 24 FE TX with 2GE SFP and 24 FEFX with Fix 2 GE SFP 10 Km. The A-2140 also supports all A-2100 platform functionality, with the added benefits of being NEBS compliant and modular, with a redundant power supply (AC or DC) and dry contact (inputs and outputs for external indications and/or sensors).

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