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Lambda OpticalSystems Demonstrates Network Interoperability
at OIF Worldwide Interoperability Demo
LambdaNode™ 2000 tested at Telecom Italia
Lab facilities; demonstration results will be unveiled at Supercomm
CHICAGO, IL, JUNE 6, 2005 –
Lambda OpticalSystems, the leading provider of all-optical switching
solutions, today announced its participation in the second Optical
Internetworking Forum’s (OIF) worldwide interoperability demonstration.
This year’s OIF Worldwide Interoperability Demonstration will
highlight solutions for support of Ethernet services over multi-domain
SONET/SDH transport networks by employing OIF Implementation Agreements
(IAs) in a multi-carrier, multi-vendor environment.
The LambdaNode™ 2000 all-optical switch,
which has been onsite in Italy since April 2005,, demonstrated both
control plane and data plane interoperability with routers hosted
by Telecom Italia Lab for the OIF Demonstration. The Lambda switch
dynamically provisions Ethernet circuits through its GMPLS control
plane; it was able to interoperate directly with the routers without
the need for multiple intermediate devices. OIF’s test of
a distributed control plane marks the first test of its kind that
explores the technical issues of multi-layer signaling and routing
in a network.
The event is hosted by seven of OIF’s carrier
members, and the public can see a demonstration of the results at
Supercomm (Booth #50094). The seven carrier members hosting the
OIF Worldwide Interoperability Demonstration include AT&T, China
Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom, NTT Laboratories, Telecom
Italia and Verizon. According to OIF, the carrier hosts are providing
test facilities, engineering staff and real-world network connectivity
continuously from mid-April through mid-June.
LambdaNode 2000 Intelligent Integrated Optical
The LambdaNode 2000 switch is the industry’s
only integrated all-optical switch, eliminating the requirement
for OEO conversion equipment to enable lower signal delays, reduced
cost, higher performance, improved reliability, and enhanced manageability.
The LambdaNode 2000 utilizes 3-D MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical-systems)
for reliable, rapid switch time and low signal loss for effective
optical switching. Built for ring, mesh, and ring/mesh metro and
regional networks, the LambdaNode 2000 fully integrates Dense Wavelength
Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology, which multiplies fiber
capacity and allows diverse packet formats (SONET/SDH, IP, ATM,
etc.) to travel together at the same time on one optical fiber.
Protocol agnostic, the LambdaNode 2000 incorporates GMPLS (Generalized
Multi-Protocol Label Switching), a standard that enables a broad
suite of new communications applications.
LambdaCreate™ Software Suite
The LambdaCreate Software Suite incorporates network
management with the GMPLS-based Lambda Optical Control Plane, which
is the operating system running on the LambdaNode 2000s. The software
suite enables remote, real-time, end-to-end control of all LambdaNode
2000 switches in the metro/regional network. Fully FCAPS (Fault-Management,
Configuration, Accounting, Performance, and Security) compatible,
the LambdaCreate software provides robust functionality in all management
disciplines. Its intuitive point-and-click graphic interface provides
a single view of the entire network and each LambdaNode, allowing
network operators to manage all-optical networks remotely from any
location, at any time. This functionality reduces the need for manual
provisioning and network management – speeding service delivery
and boosting network performance.
About Lambda OpticalSystems
Lambda OpticalSystems is committed to the development
of next-generation all-optical solutions to transform transport
networks. The company’s family of all-optical switches with
integrated DWDM and GMPLS control plane lets telecommunications
carriers, government agencies, and research and education networks
deliver high-bandwidth services while maximizing network management
efficiency and affordability. For more information, call 703-689-9500,
ext.1006, or visit www.lambdaopticalsystems.com.
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