Agilent Showcases OC-768c Routing Test Solutions at Supercomm

6/22/2004 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is demonstrating the capabilities of its industry-leading Agilent N2X OC-768c POS XS test card using the new Cisco Carrier Routing System. The demonstration, held at Cisco's booth no. 25910 at Supercomm, showcases next-generation routing performance to enable integrated voice, video, and data services over Internet Protocol (IP) networks. The Agilent N2X E7320B 40G card allows network equipment manufacturers and service providers to verify the scalability and resiliency of the highest rate line cards in terabit routers used for next-generation IP/MPLS (multiprotocol label switching) core networks.

As the need for next-generation IP services such as MPLS-based virtual private networks (VPNs), multicast, and voice over IP (VoIP) continues to increase, the need for high-bandwidth capacity and scalability of devices in carrier networks is paramount. The next-generation 40G devices facilitate the scalability and resiliency requirements needed to deliver these revenue-generating services.

The Agilent N2X 40G test solution helps service providers and network equipment manufacturers accelerate the development and deployment of multiterabit networks and devices. The breadth of protocol coverage and the multiprotocol environment of the Agilent N2X are unique to the market in verifying the scalability and performance of revenue-generating services such as MPLS VPNs and multicast at 40 Gb/s.

"The advent of converged packet infrastructures requires next-generation advanced routing systems such as the Cisco CRS-1. Independent test tools such as Agilent's N2X are key in verifying line-rate traffic and scalable protocol performance," said Dan Lenoski, vice president of engineering at Cisco Systems, Inc. "This demonstration illustrates that 40 gigabits per second over a single OC-768c router interface is a reality. This very high-speed interface enables carriers to deliver high bandwidth voice, video and data services, and realize dramatic improvements in service flexibility and operational efficiency."

"Agilent is proud to continue our record of first to market with the leading-edge router test solutions," said Dave Bass, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Data Networks Division. "The N2X OC-768c test card allows our customers to test IP/MPLS performance at the highest line rates offered on the market."

Further information about the Agilent N2X system is available at

About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 28,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $6.1 billion in fiscal year 2003. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at

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