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Overture Releases 12.2 for Product Lines

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October 10, 2012

Overture Releases 12.2 for Product Lines

By Meenakshi Shankar
TMCnet Contributor

As demand increases for both wholesale and retail Ethernet, one of the primary focus areas carrier’s worldwide face is how to quickly deliver high-speed, high-performance service while minimizing provisioning and turn-up costs.

Overture is harnessing the power of carrier Ethernet to provide an entrance to a smarter network. The company is the preferred carrier Ethernet edge and aggregation partner to more than 450 service providers and enterprise customers worldwide. Ranging from fiber to copper to TDM, edge to aggregation, Overture provides a path to tomorrow's network. In its statement, the company provided details of its Release 12.2 for the Overture 239, 400, 500, 600, 4000 and 6100 product lines.

“This release fulfills the need by offering our customers new tools and features that help shorten and streamline the turn-up cycle. This in turn allows them to recognize revenue earlier and drive substantial cost-savings,” Vijay Raman, vice president of product management and marketing at Overture Networks (News - Alert) said in a statement.

Overture’s 239, 400, 500, 600, 4000, and 6100 are Carrier Ethernet-over-Copper (EoC) platforms. The broad software and firmware update provides an array of improvements and upgrades designed to increase scalability, speed deployment and improve manageability of services built on the company’s EoC platforms. The latest 12.2 release is upgraded and enhanced in the following areas:

  • Increasing aggregation capacity – Overture 4000e aggregation platform can now accommodate up to 120 remote EoC demarcation units in a stack.
  • Simplifying operation – with a range of new tools for troubleshooting and service activation such as VLAN loopbacks, TDR, and tone generation on the demarcation units, service providers can reduce operational expenses and speed deployment
  • Improving rate and reach – with the addition of extended crosstalk cancellation and new span profiles for virtually touch-free service turn-up at speeds up to 15.3 Mbps per copper pair, the system automatically selects the highest rate available based on deployment guidelines, loop condition, and configuration. Additionally, it measures loop attenuation and maps to the maximum baud rate.
  • Reducing the cost of high-capacity demarcation –The Overture 4000cp can bond up to 24 voice-grade copper pairs to deliver 100s of Mbps symmetric service to business customers and mobile towers.

Edited by Rachel Ramsey

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