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November 18, 2010

Allied Telesis Introduces New FTTx Solutions



By Anuradha Shukla
TMCnet Contributor



Allied Telesis announced its new line of next-generation 1 and 10 Gigabit Fiber-to-the-Home/Premise/Node (FTTx) solutions. The company introduced the SwitchBlade x3112 FTTx switch platform that combines Allied Telesis’ (News - Alert) technical expertise in Ethernet switching, carrier access and IP Triple Play.

It also launched a new 24-port fixed-optics Gigabit service module and 6-port 10G service module for the iMAP 9810 intelligent Multiservice Access Platform.

The SwitchBlade x3112 is currently in controlled release. Allied Telesis has scheduled trials with key customers and noted that Rural Utility Services (RUS) listing is pending the completion of the trials.

The SwitchBlade x3112 represents a joint development effort between the carrier access and enterprise switching research and development teams and delivers the first in a new series of access chassis solutions targeting the growing FTTx market.

The SwitchBlade x3112, a chassis-based Ethernet switch, features 12 slots that support any combination of 100/1000 optical Ethernet, 10 Gigabit optical Ethernet or Power over Ethernet (PoE) service modules.

According to a press release, 24-port 100/1000 SFP based modules provide full bandwidth customer connectivity for FTTx services.

An 800 Gigabit switching fabric featured in the SwitchBlade x3112 provides non-blocking wire-speed performance to every port. Also, redundant hot-swap power supplies ensure true carrier-class reliability.

“Recent stimulus awards are driving demand for 1G Fiber-to-the-Home and 10G mid-mile solutions,” said Dael Bartlett, director of product marketing for Allied Telesis, in a statement. “Customer reaction to the SwitchBlade x3112 has been extremely positive and we see this product delivering the performance service providers are asking for with FTTx deployments.”

Allied Telesis will showcase the SwitchBlade x3112 at TelcoTV 2010 Annual Conference and Expo. The company will also show its iMAP 9810 platform at the event. The iMAP 9810 can support the popular and widely deployed iMG-7×6 MOD outdoor and iMG 616x indoor (integrated Multiservice Gateway (News - Alert)) fiber gateway families.

“Offering multiple choices in platforms means greater flexibility for service providers in choosing how to most economically and efficiently deploy fiber to the premises,” commented Chris Cotter, director of product marketing for Carrier Access (News - Alert) Systems, Allied Telesis. “Our goal is to enable Gigabit to the home in an affordable manner, leveraging our long history in Ethernet switching platforms.”

Read a related article on TMCnet “The Italian Air Force Picks Up Allied Telesis for Five Multiservice Charters.”


Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jaclyn Allard
 
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