SOURCE: Telco Systems

April 29, 2008 11:41 ET

Telco Systems Announces Roadmap for Circuit Emulation Strategy

FOXBORO, MA--(Marketwire - April 29, 2008) - Telco Systems, a BATM company and a leading provider of Carrier Ethernet access solutions, today announced intentions to expand upon its current circuit emulation service (CES) offerings based on Resolute Networks' field-proven, innovative CES technology.

As an early adopter of CES technology, Telco Systems integrated Resolute Networks' standards-compliant, field-proven, pseudowire CES functionality into its T-Marc and T-Metro products in 2005 to create a line of highly integrated, cost-efficient CES gateways. "With the acquisition of Resolute Networks by BATM Advanced Communications earlier this year, Telco Systems will be able to accelerate the integration of leading edge CES technologies into its Carrier Ethernet access solutions," stated Tal Gilad, Director of Product Management.

Resolute Networks' CES technology supports T1/E1, T3/E3 and OC-3/STM-1, flexible clocking strategies and carrier-grade synchronization support while maintaining service resilience in a wide variety of real-world network environments. "Resolute Networks has established a formidable track record in delivering unique yet standards-compliant solutions for circuit emulation applications," states Brian Bortz, Chief Executive Officer of BATM owned Resolute Networks. "BATM Advanced Communications' strong reputation and leading market position will effectively enable Resolute to accelerate its rate of innovation and market penetration even further." Resolute's circuit emulation and synchronization over packet technologies are based on all the relevant standards bodies including IETF, ITU, IEEE, MEF and CableLabs.

Service providers can increase enterprise cost-efficiency and productivity by offering a combined voice and data network to business users who want to protect their investments in robust, fully-featured TDM equipment yet enjoy the benefits of a high-performance Carrier Ethernet network. Circuit emulation technology addresses this requirement by placing TDM interfaces side by side with high capacity Carrier Ethernet services. Incumbent operators can utilize their lucrative E1/T1 services while converging their underlying transport infrastructure on new, high-performance, cost-effective Ethernet, IP and MPLS technologies. Alternative operators, including Multi-Service Operators (MSOs), which primarily use packet switched infrastructure, can utilize CES to offer high value TDM services, while leveraging their new high-performance, packet-based networks. Subscribers benefit not only from additional high-speed services but also by being able to purchase a service package based on one cost-effective access link with simplified billing, allowing them to achieve toll quality voice connectivity with all the functionality developed around E1/T1 over the last several decades. TDM services based on CES also have advantages for the cellular backhaul market, allowing the transport of the Radio Access Network over cost-effective and bandwidth rich Carrier Ethernet.

About Telco Systems

Based in Foxboro, Massachusetts, Telco Systems is a leading provider of carrier-class transport and access solutions for IP and TDM networks for carrier, service provider and enterprise markets. Its suite of products includes solutions for Carrier Ethernet access and demarcation, residential and enterprise VoIP, FTTx, SONET, TDM and T1 backhaul.

Founded in 1972, Telco Systems' focus is to maximize the power of their customers' networks by integrating transport, access and packet technologies onto industry-leading platforms that meet today and tomorrow's network demands.

Telco Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of BATM Advanced Communications (LSE: BVC). For more information, please visit Telco Systems' web site at http://www.telco.com.

About Resolute Networks

Resolute Networks Ltd. is a leading provider of standards-compliant subsystem and OEM solutions for circuit emulation applications. Resolute solutions are based on the company's unique silicon and module technology, which is optimized to support high performance converged telecommunication services over Ethernet, MPLS and IP infrastructure. Headquartered in Modi'in, Israel, Resolute Networks maintains a worldwide presence and successfully markets its products in North America, Europe and Asia.

Resolute Networks is a wholly owned subsidiary of BATM Advanced Communications (LSE: BVC). For more information, please visit http://www.resolutenetworks.com.

About BATM Advanced Communications

BATM Advanced Communications Ltd. (LSE: BVC) designs and produces broadband data and telecommunications solutions. Since its foundation in 1992, BATM has excelled in the design and manufacturing of innovative high-performance communications equipment. Its leading edge technologies comprise fiber optic networking, multi-service transport, access solutions, and integrated IP voice, video and data services. Headquartered in Kfar Netter, Israel, BATM operates numerous subsidiaries in the United States, France, Germany and APAC. Employing over 400 employees worldwide, BATM maintains a highly integrated research and development program between all its subsidiary companies.

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