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Matisse Networks Demonstrates Traffic-Aware Transport With Its EtherBurst(R) Optical Switch at Light Reading Optical Expo

October 6, 2008

DALLAS, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ — Light Reading Optical Expo –Matisse Networks, pioneer in the field of optical burst switching (OBS) and the unique EtherBurst(R) packet WDM system which delivers both the efficiencies of Ethernet packet switching and the unmatched bandwidth of DWDM optical technology, announced today that it will showcase its EtherBurst optical switching platform at the Light Reading Optical Expo, booth #204.

“The live demonstration of optical burst switching (OBS) technology is a first for the Light Reading Optical Expo,” said Sterling Perrin, senior analyst, Heavy Reading and Optical Expo chair. Perrin continued, “We’re excited to be the first optical conference to feature a demonstration of next generation of OBS transport technology.”

The demonstration features triple play and Ethernet data services delivered on a WDM transport network using optical burst technology to dynamically allocate bandwidth to support the traffic volume demand from each service. The Matisse EtherBurst packet switch is the only traffic-aware transport system capable of this level of granular allocation of bandwidth to multiple services within the optical domain. The demonstration features voice over IP, and video applications along with an Ixia Optixia XM2 test set to generate data traffic and display the dynamic bandwidth allocation between the services.

Traffic-aware transport provides flexible assignment of bandwidth by performing real-time traffic engineering within the optical network. It brings the same packet efficiency gains resulting from statistical multiplexing of traffic and flexible provisioning that have led to the wide-scale deployment of carrier Ethernet to the optical transport network.

“Ethernet/IP has become the dominant technology for next generation service delivery,” said Sam Mathan, CEO of Matisse Networks. “EtherBurst brings packet efficiency to the optical transport network, giving service providers the ideal solution for efficiently delivering carrier Ethernet and packet-based traffic.”

In addition to the live demonstration of optical burst technology in the Optical Expo exhibition area, Sam Mathan will provide additional information on Optical Burst Switching technology during Sterling Perrin’s panel session “Optical Switching Revival: Innovations and Applications” on Tuesday, October 7th at 10:35am.

About Matisse Networks

Matisse Networks is named after Henri Matisse, the famous painter known as the “Master of Color.” Like the painter, Matisse Networks is mastering the colors of light to pioneer the field of optical burst technology. Matisse Networks’ EtherBurst Packet WDM System is purpose-built for carrier and enterprise metro Ethernet optical transport networks, saving 50% of capital and operational expenses compared with legacy optical circuit systems. EtherBurst maximizes utilization of optical bandwidth and increases packet service flexibility at the lowest total cost of ownership.

Matisse Networks and EtherBurst are trademarks of Matisse Networks, Inc.

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CONTACT: Lori Lux of Lux Communications, +1-408-244-1880




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