Centec Updates Packet Transport Solution to Continue Market Success

2013-04-02 20:28 851

SUZHOU, China, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Centec Networks, a leading innovator of IP/Ethernet switching silicon and advanced turnkey system solutions, today announced it has updated its packet transport solution based on newly released GreatBelt packet processor. The solution will enable customers to build competitive access and aggregation packet transport systems with short time to market and reduced R&D risks.

Centec has been delivering system level Packet Transport Solutions built on top of its previous switching silicon since 2011, for OEMs to further cut time to market and reduce development cost. The solution is a productized reference design purposely built for Packet Transport with complete system software for Carrier Ethernet and Packet Transport applications. It has helped many customers in China, South Korea, Brazil and other regions to roll out customized products based on the reference design quickly. Most of the customers are now in field testing phase and volume shipments are expected soon.

"We adopted Centec's packet transport solution because it was the most comprehensive solution in the market," said Jong-Min Cheong, CEO from HFR. "It not only features highly competitive TransWarp switching silicon but also includes the complete and fully validated productized system software that really helped us to build our products in a much shorter time. Centec also provided the best engineer support for us to master the packet transport technology and take the product forward by our own."

The updated solution is based on GreatBelt, which is Centec's third generation packet processor with advanced traffic manager launched in March 2013. It has 120Gbps switching capacity for L2/L3/MPLS/MPLS-TP with up to 128K MAC address or 64K LPM route and industry leading 15W power consumption. GreatBelt is built upon Centec's carrier grade Service Oriented N-CubeTM Architecture for rapid and easy carrier service deployment and management. For service OAM and Performance Monitoring, GreatBelt integrates the industry's most advanced OAM engine to support Ethernet OAM, MPLS-TP OAM (both Y.1731 and BFD flavor) and IP/MPLS OAM (BFD) for both PTN and IP-RAN. For service protection, GreatBelt incorporates hierarchical protection switching, linear or ring based, for both service level and transport level protection. GreatBelt also made dramatic improvement on other metro features such as 1588v1/v2 and H-QoS supported on Centec's previous generation chipsets.

"We have updated our customer-favored packet transport solution with our new GreatBelt chip to take advantage of GreatBelt's lower cost, reduced power, smaller package, higher bandwidth, and newly added and enhanced features for Packet Transport," said Tao Gu, VP of Business Development from Centec. "The new chipset and updated solution have attracted OEMs to start new designs including Tier-one vendors in China. We will continue to drive the innovation in Packet Transport with more competitive silicon and more value added system solutions, and to further collaborate with OEMs in meeting the demand of the rapid growing market."

About Centec Networks

Centec Networks is a technology leader providing high-speed carrier-grade IP/Ethernet switching silicon and advanced ODM/OEM system solutions. Since 2005, Centec has delivered a series of silicon and system products, covering a wide range of carrier access and aggregation market. Centec's cutting-edge silicon products and system solutions enable telecom/network equipment vendors to build complete product portfolios with dramatically reduced development costs and rapidly improved time-to-market.

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