Cabletron Announces ATM Integration Switch
- By Scott Bekker
Cabletron Systems unveiled the SmartSwitch 1500, an integrated access device
(IAD) that provides ATM connectivity and the integration of voice, video, and
data in a single platform. The SmartSwitch 1500 is designed to deliver the
performance and integration benefits of ATM over a WAN to service providers and
small office locations that require higher bandwidth and advanced services. The
SmartSwitch 1500 utilizes inverse multiplexing over ATM (IMA) to support speeds
greater than DS-1/E1, without the costs associated with DS-3 broadband access.
Additionally, the SmartSwitch 1500 supports structured and unstructured
circuit emulation services (CES) and bandwidth provisioning, allowing service
providers to deliver quality-of-service levels for voice, video, and data
For the enterprise market, the SmartSwitch 1500 extends ATM networks to
sites that do not support native ATM interfaces, enabling multi-service
capabilities at branch office locations.
The SmartSwitch 1500 Compact and Modular will be available later this month.
Contact Cabletron Systems, (603) 337-0265, www.cabletron.com.
Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.