Allied Telesis Inc., a provider of secure Internet protocol (IP) switching solutions, introduced its new line of next-generation 1 and 10 gigabit “fiber-to-the-home/premise/node” (FTTx) solutions during the TelcoTV 2010 Annual Conference and Expo in Las Vegas, Nov. 9 through 11.
Allied Telesis featured the SwitchBlade x3112 FTTx switch platform along with a new 24-port fixed-optics Gigabit service module and 6-port 10G service module for the iMAP 9810 intelligent Multiservice Access Platform, the company said in a written statement.
The SwitchBlade x3112 combines Allied Telesis' technical leadership in Ethernet switching, carrier access and IP Triple Play to deliver the first in a new series of access chassis solutions targeting the growing FTTx market. It represents a joint development effort between the carrier access and enterprise switching research and development teams. The result is a next-generation service provider FTTx platform using the widely deployed carrier-grade iMAP operating system.
The SwitchBlade x3112 is a chassis-based Ethernet switch with 12 slots supporting any combination of 100/1000 optical Ethernet, 10 Gigabit optical Ethernet or Power over Ethernet (PoE) service modules. For FTTx services, 24-port 100/1000 SFP based modules provide full bandwidth customer connectivity. Four-port 10G modules are typically used in a redundant configuration for high-throughput connectivity to the core of the network.
The SwitchBlade x3112 also features an 800 Gigabit switching fabric providing non-blocking wire-speed performance to every port while redundant hot-swap power supplies ensure true carrier-class reliability. The SwitchBlade x3112 is currently in controlled release with trials commencing with key customers, Allied said. “Rural utility services” (RUS) listing is pending the completion of the trials, with general availability beginning in January 2011.
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