20 October, 2008
FibroLAN Announces 10GE NTU Product, Market's First Device of its Kind
New GA10 NTU/Extender/Demarcation Device Serves Important Needs of ILECs
TOPEKA, KS (MATSS CONFERENCE), October 20, 2008 -- FibroLAN (http://www.fibrolan.com), a leading vendor of fiber optic access systems for enterprise and service providers in metropolitan markets, today announced its GA10 product, the first device of its kind in the industry. The GA10 is a 10Gbps (LAN) Network Termination Unit (NTU)/Extender/Demarcation device that delivers critical functionality for Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers (ILECs) and provides them with a high quality, cost-effective and flexible solution that meets their most important needs.
FibroLAN is introducing the GA10 product at the Mid-America Telecom Showcase & Seminar (MATSS) conference, where FibroLAN is participating with a distribution partner, EMBARQTM Logistics, in Booths #61 and 62.
FibroLAN's GA10 product addresses the transmission needs of carriers in the following three areas:
- As an NTU, the GA10 terminates a 10GE (Gigabit Ethernet) service (or lower rates, based on advanced rate limiting algorithms) to very large users.
- For wholesale operation, the GA10 can be used as a clear demarcation device between primary carriers and their partners.
- Connected as an extender, the GA10 handles a variety of transmission tasks, such as extending distance, changing wavelength, and more.
Moshe Vidal, FibroLAN's vice president of North American Operations, stated, "Multi-GE services are becoming a reality in both retail and wholesale arenas. With this in mind, we developed a robust, highly managed device, at a pricing level that is significantly lower than existing 10/40G transmission devices used mainly in backbones to date. The GA10 follows the introduction of two other FibroLAN Next Generation Networking (NGN) product offerings over the last two months, the Falcon and our extended Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) line. Together with the GA10, these innovative product releases have enriched the FibroLAN product portfolio and further enhance FibroLAN's position as a key high-end player in the telco marketplace."
The GA10 is a Layer 1 transmission device. This allows for easy and trouble-free design of carrier networks. As a true 3R (Repeating, Retiming, Reshaping) device, the GA10 ensures robust extension to the maximum rated ranges. In addition, several GA10s can be cascaded to extend transmission well beyond the currently available 49.7 miles (80 km) for 10GE without reverting to more expensive technologies.
The GA10 has a rich set of advanced diagnostic features that provides out-of-band SNMP/CLI management and in-band (MA) Operations, Administration and Maintenance (OAM) functionality for remote units. Its remote firmware upgrade facility protects owners' investments, allowing cost-free adaptations to new standards, which are constantly evolving.
When combined with FibroLAN's extended WDM line, up to ten 10GE services can be transmitted concurrently over a fiber pair, which yields one of the most powerful transmission platforms available.
FibroLAN's GA10 product complies with 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) and, as applicable, Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) standards.