Show Briefs: Amber to Debut Aggregation Router

SAN MATEO (06/02/2000) - Amber Networks will unveil its Aggregation Service Router (ASR) 2000, designed to route service feeds such as frame relay, IP, and ATM onto IP/ Optical network backbones. Targeted at carriers as a part of Amber's Optical Internet solution, ASR 2000 lets service providers move their offerings over optical networks and avoid network-edge bottlenecks without breaking links to legacy systems.

Hekimian to unveil app platform

Hekimian Laboratories will unveil CenterOp Gateway, a software application platform that gives service providers the ability to access and report network information in real time. The product is designed for providers of DSL, ATM, and IP services, and is available now. Pricing varies depending on customer needs.

OCX access switch to be shown

At Supercomm, Taqua SystemsInc. will take the wraps off its Open Compact Exchange (OCX) Class 5 access switch for telecom carriers. Placed at the network edge, OCX addresses voice/data convergence by linking the circuit-switched telephone network with packet-switched data networks, and allows telecom companies to offer more flexible services, according to the company. Taqua also will announce that it has teamed up with General DataComm Inc. (GDC) to combine OCX with GDC's NexEra 6400 and 6600 packet voice and data gateways. Through this combination, service providers will be able to offer packetized voice and switching over broadband networks, as well as QoS (quality of service) capabilities, according to the companies.

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