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Nortel adds to its HDX optical line

Nortel Networks has added new additions to its Optical Cross Connect HDX optical switching platform.


April 23, 2004  


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Nortel Networks has added new additions to its Optical Cross Connect HDX optical switching platform.

“Offering a comprehensive optical switching portfolio that meets customer requirements in small and large core offices is essential to gaining momentum in this market," said Patrick Matthews, senior analyst, the Yankee Group.

According to the company, its HDX portfolio offers unique network intelligence capabilities at the transport layer that facilitate automated set-up of end-to-end service paths across an optical switching network, enabling rapid delivery of differentiated services.

The platform also supports flexible protection and restoration options, including ring and mesh – that are fully aligned with current SONET and SDH operational processes for Class of Service (CoS) differentiation that balances bandwidth efficiency and restoration speeds while providing superior flexibility in end-user Service Level Agreement (SLA) control.

Additional features include an Optical Cross Connect HDX extension shelf that supports an expanded set of configuration options to deliver optical switching solutions ranging from 200 Gbps to 5Tbps of switching capacity per node.

HDXc leverages the same architecture, hardware modules, software, intelligent networking and network management technology as Nortel’s HDX.

It can be deployed in standalone applications to cost-effectively support the requirements of smaller core offices, or installed in conjunction with HDX to provide a scalable path to support the multi-terabit capacity needs of larger offices.