Chicago, IL--Oct. 22, 1997--The International Engineering Consortium hasawarded the world's first Terabit-class asynchronous transfer mode (ATM)switch, the Siemens / Newbridge MainStreetXpress 36190 Core ServicesSwitch, with the 1997 InfoVision Award. The award recognizes significantinnovations in new products and services, as well as the companies andprofessionals responsible for their development.
The MainStreetXpress 36190 Core Services Switch offers carriers anefficient means of building reliable, high-performance ATM core networks. Itsnode architecture can scale from relatively low-capacity requirements togreater than one terabit (Tbit) per second on a single platform. The switchoffers carriers a complement of features for high availability, including fullfault tolerance through fully redundant shared subsystems and interfaces, aswell as ongoing intelligent diagnostics. The MainStreetXpress 36190 switchfulfills core network requirements for signaling systems (SS7/C7, ISDN, ISUP),operational support systems, and billing. Complying with internationallyaccepted standards, it is designed to incorporate ATM Forum and ITU-derivedstandards.
Introduced in January by the Siemens / Newbridge Broadband Networkingalliance, the MainStreetXpress 36190 Core Services Switch was awarded theComNet '97 New Product Achievement Award for best new product in theinfrastructure category.
Siemens / Newbridge
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