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Quick Takes: Edge routers hot

Edge router market hot

Worldwide revenues for service provider core and edge hardware totaled $3.9 billion in the first quarter and expected to reach $16.9 billion for the year, concluded Infonetics Research's quarterly market share and forecast service, Service Provider Core and Edge Hardware. The edge router market is a hot spot with lots of innovation and new products coming from new and established companies, the service reported. It expects the market to reach $1.5 billion by year's end, a 31% increase from last year. Infonetics is a research and consulting firm in San Jose, Calif.

Crescent Network creates new edge router

Crescent Networks, Lowell, Mass, has unveiled its VRX-1000 Service Edge Router and the C-View Services Manager for the delivery of carrier-provided routed network services to medium and large business customers and service partners, including application service providers, Web hosting providers and network storage providers. The VRX-1000 and C-View Services Manager together support a Dense Virtual Routed Networking architecture. It is now available for testing and will be ready for customers by the end of the year. The VRX-1000 base system is $200,000.

Chrysalis and PMC-Sierra work on platform

Chrysalis Semiconductor, Ottowa, Canada, a division of Chrysalis-ITS, will work with PMC-Sierra, Burnaby, British Columbia, on a reference platform for e-commerce. The companies will architect solutions to remove the roadblocks to wire-rate security processing using security processors from Chrysalis Semiconductor and PMC-Sierra's RM7000A MIPS-compatible processors. The companies said they expect to dramatically increase the performance and scalability of Secure Sockets Layer processing and facilitate the task of architecting security into next generation service switches.

Paradyne introduces new DSL system

Paradyne Networks Inc., a provider of digital subscriber line and service level management equipment solutions in Largo, Fla., has introduced the 9788 SHDSL FrameSaver DSL system, a service level managed Frame Relay over DSL system supporting the new global industry standard, G.shdsl. The company said the new combination enables mass deployment of business DSL services at a lower cost, while maintaining the reliability and manageability of traditional frame relay services. The SHDSL FrameSaver DSL endpoints will be available in July, starting at $995.

VocalTec's Gateway 2000 certified

VocalTec Communications Ltd., Herzlia, Isreal, and ITXC Corp., a provider of Internet voice services in Princeton, N.J., announced the certification of VocalTec's Gateway 2000 for use in, a network for voice on the Internet. VocalTec's Gateway 2000 gateway is based on an embedded multi-service platform that is H323, European Telecommunications Standards Institute, and NEBS compliant.

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