SMC\Edgecore Networks and e-Communications & Networking Partner to Deliver Robust VDSL2 Solution to Hospitality Industry

Edgecore's VDSL2 Technology Enables the Multi-Unit Deployment of Services Such as Voice-over-IP, Internet Protocol Television, High-Speed Internet Access over Telephone Wiring

Jan 27, 2010, 08:10 ET from Edgecore Networks, Inc.

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Edgecore Networks, a global manufacturer of application-driven performance networking solutions for SMB and enterprise LAN networks, hospitality and other MxU environments, and e-Communications & Networking, the industry leader in delivering state-of-the-art High Speed Internet Access (HSIA), Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), Voice-Over-Internet Protocol (VOIP) and technology solutions for the hospitality industry, today announced a partnership to deliver Edgecore's VDSL2 technology to the hospitality industry.

e-Communications & Networking has completed qualification of Edgecore's TigerAccess™ VDSL2 Extended Ethernet Solution and will make the solution available to its hospitality customer base worldwide.  The Edgecore solution includes the TigerAccess Extended Ethernet Switch (SMC7824M/VSW), TigerAccess Extended Ethernet CPE (SMC7801A/VCP) and soon to be released TigerAccess Extended Ethernet Wireless CPE module.  The wireless module is designed to drastically decrease implementation and service costs while creating an integrated network infrastructure to decreasing hardware expenditures.

"We're excited to have completed testing of Edgecore's VDSL2 solution and are confident that it will provide our customers with a solution that provides a critical combination of function, versatility and value, enabling them to enhance the level of in-room services that are provided to their clients," explained David English, President and CEO at e-Communications & Networking.  "Our customers realize that services such as IPTV and high-speed Internet access are must-haves for today's business traveler, but the ability to deliver these services reliability and affordably are a challenge, particularly in the current economic climate.  The Edgecore solution gives our customers a reliable, affordable solution that enables them to deploy advanced networking solutions without the need to incur major infrastructure costs."

"The partnership with e-Communications & Networking is particularly exciting for us because of the reach that this industry leader can give our product in the expanding hospitality market," explained Keith Alexis, General Manager at Edgecore Networks.  "Our VDSL2 solution enables hotel operators to expand in-room services such as IPTV, VoIP and high-speed Internet access, enabling them to meet the demands of their guests utilizing the existing telephone wiring infrastructure.  In addition, our solution includes an auto function that puts the unit into a sleep mode to save operators a considerable amount on energy costs.  By enabling operators to provide advanced in-room services while saving them on infrastructure and energy costs, we're providing a win-win solution for the hospitality industry."

About the TigerAccess VDSL2 Extended Ethernet Solution

Ideal for use in buildings without an Ethernet wiring infrastructure, or as a replacement solution for outdated, slow VDSL1 equipment, the TigerAccess VDSL2 Extended Ethernet Solution utilizes VDSL2 technology to deliver high-bandwidth network connectivity with data transfer speeds of up to 100Mbps to support services such as HDTV streaming, video-on-demand and high-speed Internet access over existing telephone wiring infrastructure.  For hotels that currently have an ad hoc network infrastructure, Edgecore's 24-port VDSL2 solution is an ideal, high performance, manageable system for delivering secure high-speed network connectivity to their guests.

The TigerAccess Extended Ethernet Switch (SMC7824M/VSW) features two RJ-21 ports, which contain 24 extended Ethernet ports, two RJ-45 Gigabit uplink ports, a 100BASE-T management port, and RJ-45 console port.  Based upon the VDSL2 standard, the SMC7824M/VSW delivers speeds of up to 100Mbps to a distance of 800 feet.

The SMC7824M/VSW offers a host of features including: Spanning Tree protocol, VLAN support for up to 256 groups, Quality-of-Service, MultiLink Trunking (LACP), port mirroring, and RADIUS client.  The versatile switch can be managed via Telnet, SSHv2, SNMP manager (including SNMPv3), and the RS232 console port.  Moreover, the switch provides advanced Service Provider enhancements to allow remote management and installation that decrease installation cost while improving total cost of ownership.

The TigerAccess Extended Ethernet CPE (SMC7801A/VCP), which delivers an Ethernet data link speed of up to 100 Mbps in full-duplex mode, simultaneously supports standard telephone services and easily connects to PC- and Macintosh-based computer systems through a 10/100Mbps Ethernet port.  When paired with the Extended Ethernet Switch, the SMC7801A/VCP enables broadband connectivity without the need for any rewiring.

The Edgecore TigerAccess Extended Ethernet Switch and Extended Ethernet CPE are backed by a three-year warranty and 24/7 technical support, and are now available worldwide.

About Edgecore Networks, Inc.

Edgecore Networks, Inc., formerly SMC Networks, Inc., is a global manufacturer of application-driven performance networking solutions designed to meet and exceed partner requirements and maximize return on investment.  Our market focuses include providing solutions for SMB & enterprise LAN networks, hospitality and other MxU environments, and Metro Ethernet technology for value conscious service providers.  

Edgecore Networks features a robust portfolio of networking solutions that includes managed SMB/E switches, Metro Access solutions and a variety of business-class WiFi solutions, all tied together through an advanced network management system.  Leveraging SMC Networks' 33-year legacy of channel loyalty, profitability, advanced technology, and dedicated partner support, Edgecore Networks provides its channel partners with a reseller program that is backed by a full complement of end-to-end networking solutions and is designed to maximize return-on-investment and increase profitability.

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