BTI Systems Announces Packet Optical Edge Platform for Carrier Ethernet, HD Video and 4G Backhaul

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Video and 4G Backhaul; BTI 7000 Series integrates microWDM and Packet Services in compact high performance solution.

The 7000 Series offers a way to improve overall network capacity and services scalability to ensure competitive operators can deliver the next class of packet services within existing budgets.

BTI Systems, a global supplier of microWDM™ solutions for the delivery of Gigabit services, today unveiled its new Packet Optical Edge platform -- the BTI 7000 Series. Purpose-built for service provider Edge and enterprise networks, the BTI 7000 Series delivers HD Video, LAN and storage extension, SONET/SDH network consolidation, Ethernet business services, and 4G wireless backhaul capabilities without the high costs associated with traditional metro optical and Ethernet switching technologies.

The BTI 7000 Series builds on BTI's expertise in delivering solutions for the Optical Edge, bringing a carrier-grade, state-of-the art, compact and low-power consumption solution for the reliable delivery of wavelengths, multiprotocol transport and packet services in a single platform. With support for CWDM, DWDM, OTN and Carrier Ethernet, combined with a rich set of transponders and muxponders, BTI is providing a complete solution for extending multiprotocol Gigabit services within existing budgets to the Optical Edge.

"Packet Optical will be the fastest growing segment in optical transport over the next five years, increasing from $140 million in 2008 to a $2.8 billion market in 2012," said Sterling Perrin, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading. "Much of this transition in metro optical is driven by the need for more efficient products and technologies for transporting video services. We believe the ability to scale video out to the edge will be a key requirement for service providers."

With three new advanced, low-power shelf options including the stackable 2RU - BTI 7060, 1RU - BTI 7030 and passive shelf BTI 7020, the BTI 7000 Series will support all existing modules from its successful Netstender product line and introduce new service capabilities including:

  •     Integrated Packet Service Modules - packetVX™ - with resilient sub 50ms protection, 12 and 24 port modules with Ethernet Business Services capabilities, and hardware-based video processing offloading central servers and routers to deliver consistent Quality of Experience and scaleable delivery of HD Video at the Edge
  •     10-port Multiprotocol Muxponder for Ethernet, Storage, and SONET/SDH transport with integrated ring resiliency supporting services from 100M to 10G
  •     Dual 10G Multiprotocol Transponder - high density pluggable transponders delivering up to twelve 10G wavelengths in a 2RU footprint
  •     OTN support for intelligent service aggregation, in-band management, high performance Forward Error Correction (FEC) and network interoperability
  •     Low first-in-cost and pay-as-you-grow scalability from 1Gbps to 400Gbps
  •     Outside plant operating temperature support for -20°C to +65°C
  •     Ability to scale up to 16 channel CWDM or 32 channel DWDM plus hybrid WDM options.
  •     Integrated AC power option
  •     In-service upgrade capabilities for current Netstender products

"By closely coupling OTN and the optical layer with a packet engine, we are able to dramatically reduce the number of systems, provisioning complexity, and power traditionally required at the Edge," said Jean-Charles Fahmy, Vice-President Product Management, BTI Systems. "The 7000 Series offers a way to improve overall network capacity and services scalability to ensure competitive operators can deliver the next class of packet services within existing budgets."

The BTI 7000 Series will be on display at CeBIT 2008, March 4-9 at the BTI Systems display in Hall 12, B 17.

About BTI Systems
BTI Systems helps service providers respond rapidly and cost-effectively to the demand for bandwidth growth in today's gigabit world. BTI provides packet enabled fiber optic systems to expand network fiber capacity by 100X to support the increase in network traffic driven by rich video applications and media content. BTI's 7000 Series -- the industry's first Packet Optical Edge system -- extends high-bandwidth packet and optical transport services to the Optical Edge. By consolidating key transport capabilities (DWDM/CWDM, optical multiplexing, amplification, dispersion compensation, transponding and muxponding) with a powerful hardware based packet engine in a 2U platform, the BTI 7000 meets the stringent quality and usability requirements of service providers enabling them to dramatically improve the economics of delivering today's bandwidth hungry broadband internet, video and wireless services. For more information, visit

Media contact:
Cerys Goodall
High Road Communications


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