Cisco intros packet optical transport system

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SAN JOSE, USA: Networking vendor Cisco introduced a packet optical transport system, Cisco Carrier Packet Transport (CPT) System.


The Cisco CPT system carries the efficiencies of packet switching and OA&M of a TDM-based transport system.

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The company claims that the Cisco CPT system is the first platform in the industry to support standards-based multiprotocol label switching transport profile (MPLS-TP), which interoperates with MPLS offered on routing products such as Cisco ASR 9000 series aggregation services routers and Cisco CRS-3 carrier routing system.


Available in six-rack unit (Cisco CPT 600) and two-rack unit (Cisco CPT 200) models, along with a satellite device (Cisco CPT 50), the Cisco CPT system supports MPLS-TP, Ethernet with virtual local area networks manipulation capabilities, as well as optical transport network and reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexers (ROADMs).

The Cisco CPT system is currently in field trials and is scheduled to be available in the first quarter of 2011.

Cisco also introduced Cisco Premier Integrated Network Management Experience (PRIME) solution. This multivendor software manages MPLS and MPLS-TP end-to-end, dramatically simplifying operations and consequently reducing operational costs.