At the same time, their combination of a compact form factor and high port density saves operational costs and improves service provider margins.
The key to the product family's popularity is its unique ability to deliver Ethernet/IP services over Ethernet, TDM, ATM, CWDM or SONET/SDH networks. The applications for the this family of metro access routers includes:
Extend the reach of a Metro Ethernet deployment to customers with last-mile TDM access
Offer VLAN-based Transparent LAN services over a wide-area ATM network
Provide fast Ethernet access ports to customers, and aggregate them over Gigabit Ethernet or Packet-over-SONET/SDH uplinks
Serve as Customer Edge (CE) platforms providing MPLS services like VPLS
Provide precise traffic management, Committed Rate services, Burst Rate services and Differentiated services in combination with Riverstone's Advanced Services Module
The RS 3000 and 3100 feature two flexible linecard slots and 32 10/100BaseTX fixed RJ-45 ports. The RS 3200 features two flexible linecard slots and 32 SFP based 100BaseFX ports. The RS 1000 and 1100 features two flexible linecard slots for lower density applications. The flexible linecard slots can support Gigabit Ethernet, 10/100 Ethernet (TX, FX and BX), T1/E1, T3/E3, ATM and Packet-over-SONET.
- Extend Ethernet/IP/MPLS services to the metro access
- Create Virtual Private LAN Services and E-line & E-LAN services
- Enable Ethernet over fiber (FTTx) deployments offering triple-play services (video, voice and data) to consumers and businesses
- Deliver Ethernet services over copper or optical infrastructure - Gigabit and 10/100 Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, ATM, CWDM and Packet-over-SONET/SDH