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Press Release -- April 12th, 2011
Source: BTI Systems
Tags: Ethernet, Exchange, Video, Wavelength

BTI Systems Joins The Quilt Consortium Vendor Affiliate Program

Offers Intelligent Packet Optical Infrastructure and Content Aware Networking Solutions for Coalition of Regional Network Organizations

OTTAWA — Tuesday, April 12, 2011 // BTI Systems, the company that redefines metro service delivery, today announced that it has signed an agreement with the The Quilt, a coalition of advanced regional networking organizations in the research and education sector, to become an affiliate vendor of Packet Optical and Content Aware Networking solutions.

Through the Vendor Affiliate Program, The Quilt members will have access to the full BTI Systems product portfolio which includes Packet Optical Networking platforms that provide network operators with the power to scale capacity, deliver comprehensive Ethernet and wavelength service offerings and address growing bandwidth demands with an operationally simple approach. The portfolio also includes WideCast, BTI Systems’ integrated and transparent caching upgrade for its Packet Optical platforms which dramatically alleviates the pressures of supporting Internet video, rich media and other sources of bandwidth utilization by moving repeatable content closer to end users. Through this program, BTI Systems can deliver these proven, intelligent Packet Optical Networking solutions at leading higher education and research institutions to facilitate communications and information exchange between various university, industry and government partners.

“We have a successful track record of providing network solutions to the research and education community to support bandwidth-intensive data transfers, distance learning and creating a test bed for innovation,” said Glenn Thurston, VP of Global Marketing for BTI Systems. “We are proud to be a member of The Quilt’s Vendor Affiliate program supporting the important collaboration that delivers the capabilities which enable the needs of students, researchers and staff to communicate today and into the future.”

The Quilt plays a respected and trusted role within the networking and broader information technology communities. The Quilt is a nonprofit collaboration of our country’s most advanced regional and state networks in support of research and education. The Quilt is a dynamic forum where leaders from these organizations and throughout the advanced research and education networking community build on the intellectual capital and best practices of network providers worldwide. Based on the participant’s combined experiences in operations and development of leading edge technologies, The Quilt aims to influence the national agenda on information technology infrastructure with particular emphasis on networking. Through its collaborations, The Quilt promotes the delivery of networking services at a lower cost, higher performance, greater reliability and security. The Quilt derives its funding and organizational support from the contributions of its participants. For more information, see

To learn more, visit BTI Systems at Internet2’s Spring Member Meeting April 18-20, 2011 in Arlington, Virginia as its experts’ present solutions to effectively manage growing Internet-access consumption and charges for campus and regional network operators.

About BTI Systems

BTI Systems redefines service delivery with its packet-optical service platforms that help over 250 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 platformWideCast Content Aware Networking solutions, the BTI 700 Series Carrier Ethernet access portfolioand the proNX Management Suite offering element, network, service management and strategic planning capabilities. BTI Systems is headquartered in the heart of the Ottawa’s technology corridor and has regional offices in more than 15 key markets throughout the world including Boston, Belfast, Shanghai, London and Singapore. For more information, visit

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