SYCAMORE NETWORKS ANNOUNCES SILVX INSIGHT - A COMPREHENSIVE PORTFOLIO OF NETWORK PLANNING AND DESIGN APPLICATIONS Wednesday 3 October 2001 PDF Print Sophisticated network planning and management tools give service providers the ability to move quickly from concept to deployment with confidence Sycamore Networks (NASDAQ: SCMR), a leader in intelligent optical networking, today announced SILVX InSight™, an integrated application suite that automates the network planning and design cycle of Intelligent Optical Networks. SILVX InSight is designed to streamline the network planning process and simplify the complexities of designing, planning, deploying, and extending optical networks. Comprised of four distinct software applications, SILVX InSight provides carriers with the tools necessary to create a dynamic and flexible Intelligent Optical Network and predetermine how that network will perform under real-world conditions. SILVX InSight is fully integrated with the SILVX™ Network Management System (NMS) - Sycamore’s cohesive management platform that transforms the optical network into an intelligent, highly scalable foundation for enhanced service delivery. Sycamore is the first optical networking vendor to incorporate a full suite of network planning and design applications with a network management solution, which provides carriers with an integrated tool for importing and exporting network data to further optimise and simplify the design process. Camille Mendler, Director of Convergent Communications Europe at the Yankee Group, said: "Today's carrier networks are massive and complicated. Capacity planning and design tools help them to evolve their networks efficiently from concept to deployment, giving reassurance that their infrastructure spend is optimised. The leading suppliers must provide an integrated set of tools to helps carriers manage the network evolution throughout its lifecyle. Sycamore Networks' SILVX InSight allows carriers to reduce the planning time while giving the confidence that the network design will be optimised and tested." By integrating SILVX InSight with SILVX NMS, the planning and design tools are automatically linked to live networks via Silvx Network Exchange software - the bridge between the network and SILVX InSight. This high-performance middleware application supports the network planning process, allowing network planners to capture a baseline snapshot of a proposed network automatically and use that baseline to determine the best way to scale the network based on forecasted demand. The Silvx Network Exchange software helps carriers realise revenues faster by integrating planning and operations functions and decreasing circuit turn-up time. “As carriers expand their networks, they need the ability to assess and react quickly to market demands for additional capacity or new applications at each point in their network, and to be able do that cost-effectively,” said Wade Rubinstein, director of Professional Services for Sycamore. “Sycamore's customers recognise the value in automated network planning and design processes, and SILVX InSight enables them to create optimal network designs and configurations faster and smarter.” Through the combination of service creation and network emulation tools, SILVX InSight increases operational efficiencies while decreasing time-to-market and time-to-revenue. SILVX InSight offers four distinct software products: · Silvx Network Optimisation Application (NOA) - An optical switch network tool that allows network planners to optimise network performance, availability and cost. Models derived from the NOA provide a technical and financial framework for network resource dimensioning and placement. · Silvx Transport Design Application (TDA) - An optical transport design and validation tool that automates circuit grooming, wavelength planning, amplifier placement, and dispersion management. · Silvx Network Emulator - The Silvx Network Emulator is comprised of two software components, the Silvx Network Emulation Server and the BroadLeaf Node Emulator. BroadLeaf™ emulation software provides accurate modeling of network functionality and performance in a low-cost test environment. · Silvx Design Analysis Application (DAA) - A system configuration tool that enables users to price a network quickly and accurately, plan space and power requirements, and develop a Bill of Materials (BOM). SILVX InSight minimises the risk of implementing next-generation optical networking equipment and architectures by allowing carriers to analyse cost and performance tradeoffs quickly, proactively assess the impact of new bandwidth demands and services, and validate network designs accurately. Using sophisticated network planning applications, service providers now have the ability to emulate and simulate network design. These applications allow carriers to run test and impact studies for network configurations that are critical to delivering services from the Intelligent Optical Network. - ends - About Sycamore Networks Sycamore Networks (NASDAQ: SCMR) develops and markets intelligent optical networking products that transport voice and data traffic over wavelengths of light. An ISO 9001:2000 registered company, Sycamore combines data networking and optics expertise to develop intelligent optical networking solutions for network service providers. The advanced software intelligence common to all Sycamore products empowers rapid deployment and delivery of services, from the edge to the core of the network. Sycamore’s portfolio and product plans include optical transport, switching, and end-to-end optical network management solutions. 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