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Patton Ships 8-Mbps Bonded T1/E1 Inverse Mux for Next-Generation Networks over TDM

Employing T1/E1 bonding with large/jumbo Ethernet frames, the IPLink™ Model 2888 Inverse Mux creates a protocol-transparent, 8-Mbps Ethernet-over-T1/E1 link, that leverages existing TDM lines to build NGNs for high-speed services.

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GAITHERSBURG, MD: Patton Electronics–the industry leader in business-class network access, connectivity, and Voice-over-IP equipment–is now shipping their 8-Mbps Ethernet-over-T1/E1 Inverse Multiplexer that uses T1/E1 bonding with large/jumbo frames to prolong the useful life of existing TDM infrastructure and accelerate transition to next-generation networks (NGNs).

Featuring dual gigabit Ethernet ports that support large/jumbo Ethernet frames, the IPLink™ Model 2888 Inverse Mux– announced 12 June–bonds up to 4 T1/E1s for a protocol-transparent channel of up to 8 Mbps.

“Forget the fiber,” said Joseph Gomez, product manager. “Why make costly infrastructure upgrades when you can use today’s TDM network to deliver tomorrow’s high-speed services?”

The IPLink™ Model 2888 addresses key challenges that face carriers and service providers in the migration to NGNs. Patton’s Inverse Mux leverages existing TDM circuits to:
  • Seamlessly interconnect MPLS/VPLS next-generation networks (NGNs), while avoiding the security issues associated with MPLS.
  • Transparently backhaul broadband traffic from remote POPs (wiMAX base stations, IpDSLAMs) and network peering points (MPLS routers).
  • Deliver high-speed next-generation network access for such bandwidth-hungry subscriber applications as streaming music and IPTV.
“Our solution decouples the infrastructure from the transport technology,” Gomez added.” All the next-generation protocols—including MPLS with stacked labels—can surf transparently across the old TDM network. We’re the only manufacturer with the right recipe. Plus, it’s extremely cost-effective.”

Patton’s inverse mux delivers 1.5 to 8 Mbps over 1 to 4 fractional nx64 T1/E1s along with a unique mix of high-end features that includes VLAN-based active QoS, and CORBA management plane.

The Model 2888 employs self-healing multi-link PPP to deliver a resilient, load-balanced connection that stays up – even with multiple failures in the underlying TDM circuits.

Dual gig-Ethernet ports support jumbo Ethernet frames for complete transparency of all (bridged or routed) protocols.

Two-packs of the 4-E1 version list for just $3970. Now through 15 October 2007, Patton's Prime Mover Advantage Promotion offers 30% off any IPLink™ Inverse Mux order.

For a high-resolution image of the IPLink Model 2888, go to Patton's media resources page and click on Multiplexers.

About Patton

Patton is a multinational organization that manufactures communications equipment for carrier, enterprise, and industrial networks worldwide. Incorporated in 1984, Patton’s catalog of more than 1000 products includes the SIPxNano™ ultra-miniature IP-PBX, SmartNode™ and SmartLink™ VoIP solutions; ForeFront™ multi-service access infrastructure solutions (T1/E1, G.SHDSL, xDSL, dial-up); IPLink™ CPE solutions (WAN routers, modems, remote access servers, NTUs, CSU/DSUs); CopperLink™ Ethernet Extenders; EtherBITS™ device servers; EnviroNET™ industrial-networking equipment, network-connectivity Micro-Products (interface-converters, etc.), and more.

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