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Quick Takes: Optical networking market surges, Motorola intros VoIP system

Study: Optical networking software market to reach $7.6 billion by 2004

A new study from Charlottesville, Va.-based Communications Industry Researchers, Inc. states that the optical networking software market will grow to $7.6 billion by 2004. The report, entitled "Managing the All Optical Network," also said that more than half the market will be supplied by third-party software vendors. Current provisioning solutions fail to address service providers' true requirements, such as the ability to provision services across multi-vendor and multi-service provider networks, according to the report.

Motorola launches end-to-end VoIP system

Schaumburg, Ill.-based Motorola has debuted an end-to-end Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) system that provides operators with a cost-effective strategy for offering full VoIP services. Call signaling, billing and class features are hosted on the softswitch product suite, which eliminates the operators' need for Class 5 switch technology to deploy carrier-class technology. It provides full IP packet processing and allows calls to be made directly over an IP network, as well as through the public switched telephone network via media and signaling gateways.

LSI Logic and Wind River intro chip, software for networking apps

Milpitas, Calif.-based LSI Logic Corporation and Alameda, Calif.-based Wind River Systems have released a chip and software bundle for networking applications. It embeds LSI Logic's 24+2 Intelligent Switch, known as the L64324, with Wind River's Tornado for Managed Switches software. The package provides features such as the simple network management protocol (SNMP), Web and console management, remote monitoring, support for the spanning tree protocol, 802.1Q VLAN and 802.1p priority queuing support.

Net to Net Technologies announces IPacket and AutoIP compatibility

Portsmouth, N.H.-based Net to Net Technologies has announced its IPacket and AutoIP Compatibility programs for DSL CPE vendors. IPacket Compatibility certifies that any equipment passing the company's published testing procedures is compatible with Net to Net's IPacket architecture, and is fully interoperable with Net to Net DSL Access Multiplexers. AutoIP Compatibility certifies that the device will interoperate according to Net to Net's plug-and-play standards.

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