Hitachi Cable America Inc. (HCA) today announced the introduction of the ApresiaRM25000 Carrier Ethernet Switch Series targeting North America market. The ApresiaRM25000 Series includes four 1RU L2/L3 switches with 10 port (ApresiaRM25000-10X/SA) and 24 port (ApresiaRM25000-24X/SA) models and optional interfaces for synchronization. Every port supports 1G / 10G dual-speeds (SFP/SFP+) and the switching capacities for the 10 port and the 24 port models are 200 Gbps and 480 Gbps, respectively. The ApresiaRM25000 Series supports MPLS, VPLS, H-VPLS and Q-in-Q protocols. The 10 port model is temperature hardened, suitable for remote deployments in uncontrolled environments.
The stacking feature of the ApresiaRM25000 Series enables the carriers to build “single node” high capacity “non-blocking” switches by cascading multiple 10 port and/or 24 port switches. The stacking feature allows the carriers to preserve investment and spend-as-grow. The ApresiaRM25000 Series is NEBS Level-3 and MEF2.0 compliant.
The ApresiaRM25000 Series is a member of the Hitachi’s flagship APRESIA® Ethernet Switch family which has experienced a successful deployment at several tier-1 carriers in Japan for the past two decades. The ApresiaRM25000 Series offers the same level of high quality, rich features and customer support that APRESIA has offered to its Japanese customers for years. Ali Taslimi, SVP and Head of the N.A. Carrier IP Networking Division at HCA said, “The ApresiaRM25000 Series is designed based on the latest switching technologies and will be one of the most feature and cost competitive Carrier Ethernet Switches in North America.” Taslimi added, “Carriers are constantly looking for ways to enhance their services and offerings at lowest CAPEX and OPEX which mandates simple, flexible and scalable networks. The ApresiaRM25000 is all about rich features, simplicity and scalability at competitive cost.” The ApresiaRM25000 Series is currently in lab trials at a number of carriers in North America with General Availability targeted for Q2-2016.