04 November 2013 Download this Press Release

NYSERNet, the New York State Education and Research Network, has deployed the 100G solution from EKINOPS to increase the capacity on its existing optical fiber network and offer additional services to members of the NYSERNet community.

NYSERNet is a private, non-profit corporation that delivers advanced Internet, networking, and other services to research and education organizations across New York State. Members include leading universities, colleges, museums, healthcare facilities, primary and secondary schools, and research institutions.

To allow more access for members to the NYSERNet disaster recovery and business continuity data center in Syracuse, the organization needed to enable additional channels on its DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) optical network. Initially, the cost of "lighting" those channels was a challenge, but the cost-effective EKINOPS 100G solution overcame that obstacle.

With Ekinops, NYSERNet deployed a solution that enables more efficient use of the DWDM signals and expanded the availability of 10 Gigabit Ethernet service to more of the organization's members.

Following the initial deployment and thorough testing, the EKINOPS equipment began carrying live NYSERNet traffic in July 2013, operating in a multivendor DWDM environment without any compatibility issues.

Bill Owens, Chief Technology Officer for NYSERNet, said the EKINOPS equipment "dramatically reduced the cost of lighting additional lambdas (channels) on the existing DWDM network and encourages use of the network and data center facilities for our members."

He added that "The EKINOPS equipment had the right mix of features, the ability to be added to our existing network without disruption, and a much lower cost than other options."

Patrick Gault, EKINOPS' Vice President of Sales for the Americas, said the EKINOPS 100G solution is designed for cost-effective operation, across a broad range of service providers, allowing them to better serve their customers and generate revenue.

"The EKINOPS 100G system offers highly flexible multiplexing capabilities," Gault pointed out. "Because it utilizes EKINOPS' T-Chip (Transport-on-a-Chip) technology, with DynaMUX dynamic multiplexing, the solution is not limited to aggregating only 10G services, as is the case with other manufacturers' offerings."

About Ekinops

EKINOPS is a leading provider of open and fully interoperable Layer 1, 2 and 3 solutions to service providers around the world. Our programmable and highly scalable solutions enable the fast, flexible and cost-effective deployment of new services for both high-speed, high-capacity optical transport as well as virtualization-enabled managed enterprise services.

Our product portfolio consists of three highly complementary product and service sets: EKINOPS 360, OneAccess and Compose. EKINOPS 360 provides optical transport solutions for metro, regional and long-distance networks with WDM for high-capacity point-to-point, ring and optical mesh architectures, and OTN for improved bandwidth utilization and efficient multi-service aggregation.

OneAccess offers a wide choice of physical and virtualized deployment options for Layer 2 and Layer 3 access network functions.

Compose supports service providers in making their networks software-defined with a variety of software management tools and services, including the scalable SD-WAN Xpress. As service providers embrace SDN and NFV deployment models, EKINOPS enables future-proofed deployment today, enabling operators to seamlessly migrate to an open, virtualized delivery model at a time of their choosing.

A global organization, EKINOPS (EKI) - a public company traded on the Euronext Paris exchange - is headquartered in Lannion, France, and EKINOPS Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary, is incorporated in the USA.

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