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Press Release -- July 27th, 2010
Source: BTI Systems
Tags: Content Delivery, Ethernet, Expansion, Private Line, Video, Wavelength

BTI Systems Simplifies Metro Networking with New 7200 Metro Services Platform

Scalable, Compact Platform Consolidates Functions to Ease Delivery of High-Density Services, Applications and Sets New Benchmark for 10G Density

OTTAWA — Tuesday, July 27, 2010 //

BTI Systems, the company that redefines metro service delivery, introduces the 7200 Metro Services Platform, a new metro networking solution designed to meet the needs of service providers burgeoning traffic growth requirements for wireless backhaul, video and Ethernet business services. The 7200 Metro Services Platform simplifies packet-based services delivery in the metro by consolidating Carrier Ethernet, multi-service optical, and Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) functions in a scalable, compact 7RU platform. With its release, the 7200 Metro Services Platform sets the benchmark for 10G density for optical private line and packet aggregation to deliver high-density services critical for service providers in Metro markets.

“In developing the 7200 Metro Services Platform, we have responded to our customers’ need for scalable service delivery with the highest density packet-optical system in the market,” said Jean-Charles Fahmy, vice president of Product Management for BTI Systems. “The 7200 Metro Services Platform makes it simple for service providers to add capacity and respond to the rapid growth in demand for high bandwidth applications. This continues our heritage of delivering compact, service-rich 7000 Series platforms that provide high operational returns and new revenue streams while simplifying our customers’ networks.”

The 7200 Metro Services Platform is specifically designed for network operators that require a larger solution for ring interconnect, high-capacity metro service delivery, data center interconnections and high-density cloud networking. The platform also acts as a Middle Mile solution for service providers to deliver broadband and video networking functions. Its features allow service providers to:

  • Simplify network operations by consolidating packet optical service delivery, WDM multiplexing and photonic-layer building blocks in a single 7RU form factor with 20 modular slots;
  • Support up to 400 Gbps of 10G private line capacity;
  • Access over 100 GbE and 18 10GbE Carrier Ethernet switched ports, or a combination of optical and packet functionality; and
  • Expandable up to 800G with expansion shelf architecture that enables deployment of multiple shelves, managed as a single network entity;
  • Support existing BTI Systems solutions, including the full line of 10G multiprotocol transponders, muxponders, reach extension and network multiplexing modules.

The 7200 Metro Services Platform introduces a larger pay-as-you-grow platform to the BTI 7000 Series portfolio utilizing the same networking modules and services functionality of its BTI 7060 (2RU) and BTI 7030 (1RU) products. With the 7200 added to the BTI 7000 family of products, BTI Systems provides a one-portfolio, one-management system for end-to-end optical and packet-based service delivery from access, edge, aggregation and hub sites in service provider and content delivery networks.

“With the increasing demand on metro networks to deliver high-bandwidth wireless data and video traffic, there is a definite requirement for cost-effective, higher density packet-optical solutions,” said Eve Griliches, managing partner at ACG Research. “10G is the new currency for metro networks. A multi-service platform like the 7200 Metro Services Platform with dense 10G, Carrier Ethernet and aggregation capabilities, gives service providers an integrated means to address growing traffic and deliver value-added services.”

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 is headquartered in Ottawa and has regional offices in Boston, Belfast and China.

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