Lucent WaveStar

Lucent Technologies Inc. is releasing a new series of products, the WaveStar 10G product line. The new line will bring 10Gbps networking capabilities to local ISP networks, according to the company. The company unveiled seven other products for the 10 gigabit OC-192/STM-64 area. The four-fibre system will work as an extra level of protection against multiple network failures, while the two-fibre system would be better for carriers who do not need that same level of protection but want a more cost-efficient solution, according to the company. The remaining four products in the new line are interfaces that bring 10 gigabit capability to Lucent’s WaveStar Bandwidth Manager. Customers can select what they need to fit their configuration and size, as the company said it wants its customers to be able to grow. The WaveStar DataExpress 10G, which was designed by Bell Labs, is now available to select customers globally. Five of the other products announced will be available at the end of the month, and the rest will be released by the end of this summer. Lucent, which indicated power consumption and space requirements can be reduced by up to 40 per cent with this family of products, did not have any pricing available for publication. Lucent in Canada is at

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