Engage Feasts on ATM’s End of Life
Aptos, CA – February 9, 2012
Engage Communication a leading provider of circuit emulation, circuit protection and encryption solutions is helping organizations cost effectively migrate from ATM to packet based networks. Major Telecommunication and networking service providers, due to ATM equipment manufacturers End of Life announcements, have to deploy an all IP backbone. This transition affects traffic from legacy Circuit based equipment that is currently converted to ATM but must now be converted to IP packets. Engage seamlessly performs this circuit to packet conversion preserving the legacy equipment investment, maximizing ROI, and easing the pain of ATM’s demise.
ATM, or Asynchronous Transfer Mode, came into prominence in the 1990s to transport non-real time and real-time information over a single network. At that time, packet networks did not offer the reliability, quality of service (QoS), and security necessary to transport real-time or critical traffic. Today’s IP packet networks, however, have evolved to high levels of reliability and security with deterministic QoS capabilities, and are often used for end-connection, backhaul, and backbone applications of mixed real-time and non-real-time traffic. The efficiencies offered by IP packet networks often lead to lower cost infrastructure than ATM networks.
This evolution, and associated cost savings, is leading to a migration away from ATM networks to all IP networks. The change is underway in government, service provider and enterprise networks. However, there is a significant amount of non-IP equipment unable to connect to the all IP network and replacement of this gear can greatly diminish ROI. Existing PBXs, multiplexers, serial encryptors, SCADA systems, etc. may not be IP compatible but still have extensive life in them. The most effective solution is to embrace lower cost IP networks while enabling existing non-IP equipment to cost effectively and reliably connect to them.
The Engage Communication IP Tube product family enables legacy T1/E1, T3/E3, and serial equipment previously connected through ATM networks to connect to IP networks, and includes advanced features such as echo cancellation, assured delivery protocol, and data compression to make these connections seamless. Recent Engage customer migrations from ATM to IP / MPLS networks have saved as much as one-million dollars in annual recurring telecommunications charges with an ROI less than one-year.
The compelling economics of ATM to IP migration, which is causing the EOL announcements, will continue to drive telecom budgetary decisions and the use of Engage Communication IP Tube solutions to maximize ROI.
Engage Communication, founded in 1989, has ROHS compliant solutions that enable organizations to route, bridge, encrypt, and auto protect Voice/Video/Data Networks and to take advantage of the lower costs and flexibility associated with Packet transport while preserving their investment in Circuit based premises equipment such as: PBXs, Phone Switches, Voice and Data Multiplexers, Video and Audio Codecs, and Encryptors...