Overture Announces General Availability of its 4000cp High Density Ethernet Edge Device

Latest Carrier Ethernet over Copper demarcation solution extends service reach, minimizes configuration complexities with innovative automatic pair bonding capabilities
Date: 
Oct 8, 2012

COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2012 October 8, 2012 Overture, the preferred Carrier Ethernet edge and aggregation partner for service providers and network operators worldwide, today announced the general availability of its new Ethernet demarcation device, the Overture 4000cp. The latest addition to Overture’s Ethernet over bonded copper (EoC) family, the Overture 4000cp helps service providers and network operators deliver hundreds of Mbps of premium Ethernet services to areas outside of existing fiber networks.

“Our customers asked us to bring to market a new edge solution that can cost-effectively bond up to 24 copper pairs for their high-bandwidth applications. The catch was that it had to incorporate all of the advanced service features and powerful management capabilities of our other EoC and optical products,” said Vijay Raman, vice president product management and marketing, Overture. “With our new 4000cp, service providers can quickly capitalize on unrealized revenue opportunities by extending high-speed performance assured Ethernet services beyond their current optical boundaries.

“Providers today are looking for innovative solutions that allow them to tap into new revenue streams while reducing costs and without introducing new layers of complexity,” said Stan Hubbard, senior analyst, Heavy Reading. “Solutions like the Overture 4000cp that can help carriers magnify return from readily available copper networks yet reduce capital expenditures are the ones that will succeed in the market.”

A powerful, purpose-built Ethernet demarcation platform, the Overture 4000cp can bond up to 24 voice-grade copper pairs to deliver hundreds of Mbps to business customers and mobile towers. The product fits into the Overture product line between the 2-, 4-, or 8-pair Overture 400 series and the 32 pair demarcation capabilities of the Overture 6100. It supports service delivery at speeds ranging from 1 Mbps to more than 300 Mbps over single bonded copper infrastructure. As with other products from Overture, the 4000cp incorporates automated pair bonding capabilities for 24 pairs at up to 15 Mbps per copper pair to expedite service turn-up and eliminate errors typically associated with manual configuration.

With both a familiar CLI and its feature-rich, embedded web-based GUI, the Overture 4000cp is intuitive, easy-to-use, and minimizes the learning curve. With robust Service OAM, service activation testing, traffic capture, and other advanced management tools, it streamlines performance verification and SLA assurance. The Overture 4000cp is MEF-certified for E-Line, E-LAN, and E-Tree operations. NEBS level 3 certification, environmental hardening, and rugged construction mean it is designed for installation in nearly any location.

The Overture 4000cp is commercially available immediately. For more information, please visit http://www.overturenetworks.com/products/overture-4000cp.  For more information about Overture, please visit www.overturenetworks.com or follow @OvertureNews on Twitter.

About Overture Networks

Overture is the preferred Carrier Ethernet edge and aggregation partner to more than 450 service providers and network operators worldwide. By providing an entrance to a smarter network, service providers can leverage Carrier Ethernet to multiply revenue and streamline operational costs by enabling high-capacity Ethernet services over any physical media, including fiber, copper and TDM. Overture’s solutions are designed for reliability and ease of use, and arm customers to compete in demanding applications such as cloud computing and mobile communications that require greater bandwidth and smarter networks. Overture is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC, with offices around the globe. For more information, visit http://www.overturenetworks.com.