The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) has placed the iMAP 9100 integrated multiservice access platform from Allied Telesyn (Booth 1053), a global provider of secure Ethernet/IP access solutions, on its List of Materials Acceptable for Use on Telecommunications Systems of RUS Borrowers.
According to the company, this paves the way for RUS-funded rural service providers to deploy iMAP 9100s in their RUS-funded networks. The iMAP 9100 joins the already approved IP carrier-grade iMAP 9400/9700 chassis-based systems and complementary 7100 series IP DSLAMs.
As a service of the United States Department of Agriculture, the RUS was organized to promote the improvement and expansion of telecommunications service in rural America, mainly through targeted lending programs. In addition to long-term financing, RUS provides technical advice for the purchase of approved, tested and certified telecommunications equipment for use in rural areas.
RUS listing for the iMAP 9100 is a real victory for rural ILECs and providers, says Philip Yim, executive vice president of product management and marketing. The iMAP family of products continues to lead the world in IP carrier-grade triple play access solutions. With this certification, RUS recognizes the continued benefits of IP Technology and the iMAP 9100 product. This extra listing will allow even more rural carriers to take advantage of 9100s cost-effective, modular design and superior performance.
Allied Telesyns iMAP 9100 features a modular design that supports fiber and copper simultaneously, as well as POTS and VoIP applications. In its 1-RU footprint, the 9100 offers multiple plug-and-play service slots allowing customers to deploy any of the iMAP series xDSL, POTS, POTS/ADSL Combo, G.SHDSL, T1/E1, GE, FE or FTTx subscriber modules in any combination.
Its flexible design allows a network to expand and migrate at its own pace, and its carrier-grade quality of service and support for EPSRTM ensure high-availability IP/Ethernet transport in service-provider access networks. Further, common subscriber interface modules ensure that sparing and operations are common and efficient across all iMAP 9000 series products 9700, 9400 and now the 9100.