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Galazar Announces MXP Product Family Targeting OTN Networks
Jun 09, 2008 (10:06 AM EDT)


OTTAWA, June 9 /PRNewswire/ - Galazar Networks(R) Inc., announced the further expansion of its comprehensive portfolio of carrier transport solutions with the introduction of the MXP(TM) ( http://www.galazar.com/products/MXP2-10g-otn-sonet-sdh-mapper-multiplexer-de vice.html) product family. This product family effectively addresses metro networking applications by combining the Next-Gen SONET/SDH functions of an MSPP and the OTN functions of a transponder to provide a muxponder-on-a-chip. This enables ROADM equipment providers to greatly reduce the costs and increase efficiencies of their equipment in the service provider's network.

The explosive demand for bandwidth in the Metro Network is forcing Service Providers to utilise their WDM wavelengths more efficiently. Rather than dedicating an entire wavelength to a single service, providers can maximize their investments by multiplexing a number of revenue generating services on a single wavelength. Up to now, achieving this has required an MSPP to multiplex rate and protocol diverse customer services and a separate transponder to feed into a WDM network. The MXP family combines these functions to enable development of a single muxponder platform, reducing the capital and operating costs of carrier networks.

Muxponding functions currently exist on some DWDM/ROADM equipment, but the older, multi-chip solutions on which they are based do not support the latest requirements in key service growth areas such as Storage Area Networking and High Definition Video Transport. In order to enable these markets, equipment manufacturers must update their platforms to support higher speed interfaces such as 4Gb/s FibreChannel, HD-SDI and 3G-SDI. The MXP family provides the level of integration necessary to enable this new generation of muxponder solutions. Muxponder cards based on Galazar's MXP family can efficiently address all service types including Ethernet, SONET/SDH, SAN and Video. This allows equipment manufacturers to add new services to existing platforms or consolidate multiple, service specific cards while reducing space, power and cost.

The MXP product family is comprised of devices addressing muxponder applications from 2.5 Gb/s up to 40 Gb/s. The first of these is the MXP2(TM) which provides a single-chip solution for 10 Gb/s muxponder applications.

The MXP products join Galazar's existing broad portfolio of Ethernet over SONET/SDH and Ethernet over PDH solutions such as MSF2500(TM), VersaNode(TM), RadioNode(TM), CopperNode(TM) and PicoNode(TM) and enjoy the same look and feel for both hardware and software interfaces. All Galazar IC solutions are packaged with comprehensive device management software, documentation and support which has enabled remarkable acceleration of design and integration to greatly reduce time-to-market in the development of industry leading media conversion, MicroMSPP, MSPP and DWDM/ROADM solutions available today. This application focused approach allows system integrators to rapidly develop a range of platforms based on reusable Galazar IC and software technology. Please visit our solutions catalog for additional solution ideas.

About Galazar Networks Inc.

Galazar Networks Inc. is a leading semiconductor vendor focused on Ethernet, DS1/E1, DS3/E3 and SONET/SDH access solutions for carrier grade Ethernet and Multi-Service line cards. Our products support OTN, SONET/SDH, PDH (DS3/E3, DS1/E1), data (Ethernet, packet, private line), SAN services (Fibre Channel, FICON, ESCON, Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet) and video services (DVB-ASI, SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI). Galazar is a technology leader in Generic Framing Protocol (GFP), Virtual Concatenation (VCAT) of both High and Low Order paths, and Link Capacity Adjustment Scheme (LCAS). Galazar's products are ideal for Ethernet, SAN and Multi-Service CPE/CLE platforms as well as EoS, PoS, EoPDH, EoX and SAN line cards for ADMs, muxponder cards for ROADMs, routers, MSTPs, DSLAMs, wireless cellular backhaul, media converters and metro core switches. For more information, visit www.galazar.com .

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