Additions Boosts Fiber Capacity, Speed Network Deployments and Ease Network Planning
Ottawa, Canada — Tuesday, February 2, 2010 // BTI Systems, the company that redefines metro service delivery, today introduced three new tools designed to expand fiber capacity, reduce the complexity of optical engineering, and allow enterprises and service providers to more quickly deliver multi-service optical and packet network services. As a response to the ever-growing demand for bandwidth, the enhancements to BTI’s 7000 Series and proNX™ management suite will help network administrators take a low-risk path to quickly and efficiently add capacity and new services.
"Our customers face the never-ending challenge of delivering advanced services while still improving their bottom lines,” said Glenn Thurston, VP Global Marketing, BTI Systems.” With these enhancements, BTI has created a cost-effective and integrated approach to expand their infrastructure.”
Offering scalable, integrated solutions based on a flexible platform, BTI Systems is committed to delivering solutions that capitalize on existing network investments and quickly monetize services on a fiber infrastructure. These new enhancements, deliver significant upgrades in functionality which include:
- 40 Channel DWDM—20 percent Increase in Virtual Fiber Capacity
The addition of eight channels to BTI Systems ITU-based Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) wavelength plan enables customers to expand fiber capacity seamlessly up to 400Gbps per fiber pair with the availability of a 40-channel Mux-Demux in a compact, 2RU form factor.
- Tunable 10G XFPs—Next Generation Pluggable Optics
Tunable optics are provisioned in client service modules that afford them the ability to simplify planning, ordering, deployment and sparing to tune to any of the 40 DWDM wavelengths supported by the BTI 7000 Series. This flexibility in wavelength planning significantly eases inventory, delivery times and enables rapid service activation.
- proNX Network Planning Tool—Reduce Complexity of Optical Engineering
The proNX 9010 simplifies and automates network planning and optical link validation to configure, monitor and operate networks and their underlying equipment and facilities. Ideal to manage regional and multi-ring network environments, the proNX 9010 provides a multi-layer view of the network, from fiber to service connectivity, and offers evaluation of designs plus loss planning to take the guesswork out of optical network engineering.
“The ability to be first to market with advanced new services is a key driver for our service-provider customers that seek to get the most from their networks,” said Thurston. “We have responded to that need with integrated tools to ease planning and integrate packet and optical networks, and realize a rapid return on infrastructure investments by monetizing services faster.”
About BTI Systems
BTI Systems redefines service delivery with its packet-optical service platforms that help over 200 service provider and enterprise customers converge, transition and connect Ethernet, video and wireless data services in their metropolitan networks. The BTI Systems portfolio consists of the BTI 7000 Series packet optical networking platform, the BTI 700 Series Carrier Ethernet access portfolio, and the proNX Management Suite offering element, network, service management and strategic planning capabilities. BTI Systems has 180 employees at its headquarters in Ottawa and throughout its regional offices in Boston, Belfast and China.