September 06, 2001-CommWorks Corporation, a 3Com (NASDAQ: COMS)
Company, and Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT/TSE:6501) announced today that
Japan Telecom, a global leader in telecommunications services, will
deploy the Hitachi SG8000 IP Gateway System co-developed by the two
companies. Japan Telecom will use the new gateway system in its Open
Data Network (ODN) service. ODN provides residential and business
customers with Internet access via large-capacity circuits.
SG8000 system enables the transmission of data, voice and fax over
a single port to Japan Telecom's service provider business for remote
access servers that accommodate ODN dial-up connections. The new gateway
combines Hitachi's SG8000-SP Signaling Gateway Processor and the Total
Control 1000 Media Gateway from CommWorks to provide Internet Protocol
(IP) gateway system functionality that interfaces with the Common
Channel Signaling System No.7. This common channel signaling system,
standardized by the International Telecommunications Union, is a method
for using separate circuits to organize information from a signal
when constituting a telephone/ ISDN network.
added media gateway functionality also doubles the port density, and
adds a Network Node Interface (NNI) connection through Synchronous
Transfer Mode-0 (STM-0) interface.
Telecom is experiencing tremendous growth in ODN dial-up and wholesale
service for Internet connection service providers, said Ryuji
Tsuchimoto, CommWorks Japan.. With the SG8000 IP Gateway System's
voice, data and fax fusion capability, Japan Telecom is able to provide
multiple services to its customers with a unified platform.
SG8000 IP Gateway System is a product of Hitachi's unsurpassed signaling
technology combined with CommWorks' experience with over12 million
ports installed worldwide and their media gateway technology,
said Kazuo Furukawa, General Manager, Network Systems & Platform Solutions
Division of Hitachi, Ltd.
About Hitachi, Ltd.
Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is one of the world's leading
global electronics companies, with fiscal 2000 (ended March 31, 2001)
consolidated sales of 8,417 billion yen ($67.9 billion*) The company
manufactures and markets a wide range of products, including computers,
semiconductors, consumer products and power and industrial equipment.
For more information on Hitachi, Ltd., please visit Hitachi's Web
site at http://global.hitachi.com
*At an exchange rate of 124 yen to the dollar.
a 3Com Company, supplies network service providers around the world
with access infrastructures and IP services platforms that open new
business opportunities and help them establish unique positions in
a competitive marketplace. With flexible multi-service hardware platforms
and modular software components, the comprehensive CommWorks architecture
makes it possible for service providers to integrate their existing
infrastructures with innovative technologies to deliver an array of
next-generation IP-based enhanced services to their customers. For
further information, visit www.commworks.com
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