Fujitsu Network Communications, a supplier of wireline/wireless networking solutions, has announced new enhancements for its Flashwave 4100 Extension Shelf, including the addition of an OC-12 line interface unit, an integrated DS1 Network Interface Unit, DS3 Transmux capabilities and a universal 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet card.
The new hardware, like all Flashwave 4100 Extension Shelf cards and chassis, utilizes all industrial-grade components to support temperature-hardened operation and extended reliability for indoor applications.
The Flashwave 4100 Extension Shelf offers a compact 2RU modular solution that supports high concentrations of DS1, DS3, and Ethernet services. All industrial-grade components insure high reliability whether used indoor or in an extreme temperature environment. The Flashwave 4100 Extension Shelf can operate as a standalone SONET system using dual OC-3 and now OC-12 connections in Unidirectional Path Switched Ring (UPSR), 1+1 or 0:2 configurations. The system can also work in conjunction with a Flashwave 4000 Multi-service Provisioning Platform (MSPP) or Flashwave 7000 Wavelength Division.
Jim Hintze, senior vice president of marketing at Fujitsu Network Communications, said: A perfect example of this innovation is the enhanced DS1 interface with integrated Network Interface Unit (NIU). Many service providers currently deploy an external NIU solution to support the network and customer loopbacks required for troubleshooting. With our integrated NIU solution, the added capital expense associated with an external NIU is eliminated while also offering the benefit of reduced operating expenses through less cabling and a common network management interface.