Kamis, 23 September 2010

Patton's First Mile Ethernet Modem Earns NGN Leadership Award for 2010


Patton-the leader in business and carrier-class network access, connectivity, VoIP and mobile video-surveillance equipment-announced today the company's RocketLink 3200 Series EFM G.SHDSL Modem has won the prestigious Next-Generation-Network (NGN) Leadership Award for 2010, granted by Technology Marketing Corporation's (TMC) NGN Magazine. Deployed on customer premises or within the carrier network, the RocketLink 3200 enables service providers to use existing copper last-mile infrastructure to deliver profitable broadband-access or data-backhaul services to businesses, governments, and other institutions.
Bonding up to four twisted-pairs (8 wires) into a reliable communications channel, RocketLink's 3202 EFM modem extends Ethernet connections over SHDSL (EoSHDSL) up to 1.6 miles/2.6km at symmetrical nx64 rates up to 22.8 Mbps.
"In the current economic climate, operators feel immense pressure to generate profitable revenue from existing infrastructure investments," said Johnnie Grant, Patton Product Manager. "The business case for leveraging pre-installed copper today versus rolling out new fiber is more compelling than ever."
Announced last September, the RocketLink 3200 immediately became popular with carrier providers because, as Mr. Grant observed "Operators can use the infrastructure they already have to deliver new, revenue-generating services."
"Yet compatibility among network elements is critical," Grant added. "Patton is leading the charge for interoperability as vendors begin marketing their CPE and DSLAM implementations of EFM."
Compliant with ITU-T G.991.2, Patton's RocketLink 3200 series implements the IEEE 802.3ah PAF variant of EFM, also known as 2BASE-TL. Patton hosts the LinkedIn group Implementing Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) over Copper, a forum for discussing and promoting interoperability among EFM equipment manufacturers.
"Patton has done exceptional work to advance NGN services and technologies," stated Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. "The RocketLink 3200 has contributed to the transformation of the industry. Congratulations to the entire Patton team! We look forward to many more technology innovations from Patton in Ethernet Extension, VoIP, Mobile Video Surveillance and NGN arenas."
TMCnet's NGN Leadership Award recognizes growth, evolution and distinction among the technologies that enable next-generation networks.
Earlier this year Patton's SmartNode Session Border Controller scored the brand's ninth VoIP award, sustaining Patton's five-year winning streak.
Recently, Patton published its new Remote Access Guide while announcing a price reduction on its US-manufactured RAS equipment.
For more information or a free catalog, contact sales@patton.com


Patton
Chris Christner
301-975-1000 x109
cchris@patton.com

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