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Press Release -- August 16th, 2010
Source: BTI Systems
Tags: Exchange, Expansion, Low Latency, Video

UNM Gets Connected with BTI Systems

Packet optical solutions to provide connectivity to key state agencies and speed access to national research & educa­tion networks

Ottawa — Monday, August 16, 2010 // BTI Sys­tems, the com­pany that rede­fines metro ser­vice deliv­ery, today announced that the Uni­ver­sity of New Mex­ico is using its packet opti­cal solu­tions to cre­ate a regional opti­cal net­work to encour­age col­lab­o­ra­tion across mul­ti­ple cam­pus loca­tions between var­i­ous uni­ver­sity, indus­try and gov­ern­ment part­ners. With the solu­tions from BTI Sys­tems, Uni­ver­sity of New Mex­ico stu­dents, staff, researchers and admin­is­tra­tors will have access to a net­work that deliv­ers high capac­ity and low latency band­width for Inter­net access, research and data exchange, dis­tance learn­ing and production-grade video trans­fers with the speed, per­for­mance, reli­a­bil­ity and enhanced secu­rity needed to access national edu­ca­tion net­works and pro­vide qual­ity ser­vice to the Uni­ver­sity community.

The packet opti­cal net­work­ing solu­tion from BTI Sys­tems pro­vides a scal­able Car­rier Eth­er­net net­work foun­da­tion in a cam­pus envi­ron­ment, which brings lower cost, bet­ter ser­vice and rapid pro­vi­sion­ing to con­nect var­i­ous depart­ments and user types. The BTI 7000 Series and pack­etVX™ Car­rier Eth­er­net net­work­ing com­po­nents pro­vide pro­tected 10 Gbps Eth­er­net rings and full inte­gra­tion of packet switch­ing func­tion­al­ity with Wave­length Divi­sion Mul­ti­plex­ing (WDM) from a sin­gle plat­form. This approach pro­vides con­ver­gence of the ser­vice layer with the opti­cal and trans­port layer, sim­pli­fy­ing the net­work and expe­dit­ing access across the cam­pus today and for expan­sion in the future.

“BTI Sys­tems pro­vides the best-fit model as the pri­mary cam­pus inter­con­nect solu­tion for the Uni­ver­sity,” said Gary Bauer­schmidt, asso­ciate direc­tor of IT Net­works at the Uni­ver­sity of New Mex­ico. “The new plat­form addresses our fiber con­straints between cam­pus loca­tions with WDM, pro­vides high-availability band­width, and offers a sim­ple and secure approach to net­work­ing with inte­grated Car­rier Eth­er­net. The pay-as-you-grow archi­tec­ture also sim­pli­fies our plans for future net­work expansion.”

“We have an estab­lished his­tory pro­vid­ing net­work solu­tions to the research and edu­ca­tion com­mu­nity address­ing bandwidth-intensive data trans­fers, dis­tance learn­ing, and act­ing as the test bed for telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions inno­va­tion,” said Glenn Thurston, vice pres­i­dent of Global Mar­ket­ing for BTI Sys­tems. “We are proud to pro­vide the net­work foun­da­tion for research, learn­ing, and col­lab­o­ra­tion at the Uni­ver­sity of New Mex­ico with a packet opti­cal approach offer­ing flex­i­bil­ity, greater capac­ity, and higher band­width to address the needs of stu­dents, researchers, and staff today and into the future.”

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