News Release

Media Advisory

Visit Cisco Systems at OFC, March 19-22, 2001 at booth #1584
Mar 12, 2001


    Cisco Systems, Inc. will showcase optical metro, core, and point of presence (PoP) technology innovations. Cisco will demonstrate for the first time the Optical User-to-Network Interface (O-UNI), a subset of the OIF UNI 1.0, as well as Cisco's market-leading resilient packet ring solution, Dynamic Packet Transport (DPT).


    Cisco will be demonstrating a Unified Control Plane for optical networks based on Internet Protocol (IP) signaling and routing protocols. The Cisco Unified Control Plane is a standards-based open architecture to enable a network administrator to control and provision optical network elements using a common set of protocols and interfaces. The UCP demo will include creating and deleting optical connections, and passing traffic across optical circuits. This demonstration illustrates basic functionality of the Optical User-to-Network Interface (O-UNI) which is a first step towards multi-vendor interoperability. This allows a Layer 3 device, such as a router, to dynamically provision a data circuit through an optical network.

    Cisco will also be demonstrating its resilient packet ring solution, Dynamic Packet Transport (DPT), which enables service providers to respond to the very rapid growth in packet or IP traffic at the metro level and to optimize their metro networks for Internet access and other IP services - while maximizing operational efficiencies. DPT is the resilient packet ring market leader, with nearly 10,000 ports deployed in more than 150 customer networks. Both intra-Point of Presence (PoP) and regional metro DPT applications will be shown.

    As the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, Cisco is committed to the development of interoperable IP+Optical networking products. Visit the Cisco booth to see an interactive demonstration showing how the Internet is changing the way people live, work, play, and learn.

When: OFC 2001 March 19-21, 2001

Where: Cisco Booth #1584 Anaheim Convention Center Anaheim, CA

For further information, please contact Adrienne Low, Cisco PR Manager at (408) 527 2082 or pager (800) 365 4578.