As seen in the April 19, 2010 COMPTEL Connection
Positron Access Solutions
Headquarters: Montreal, Quebec Canada
Q: Describe your organization
A: Positron Access Solutions manufactures telecommunications equipment, including fiber optic transmission equipment for synchronous optical network (SONET/SDH) and packet-based carrier networks and carrier-class bonded copper solutions. With offices in Irvine, Calif., and Montreal, Quebec, Positron's global footprint extends from the United States and Canada through Europe, Latin America, Australia, Asia and the South Pacific.
Positron develops and manufactures a broad portfolio of fiber and copper transmission equipment for applications including metro Ethernet networks, core transport networks, access and edge aggregation, wireless and triple-play backhaul, and thin-route access transport. The Positron portfolio includes the OSIRIS and OSIRIS Compact multi-service platforms (MSP), integrated access solutions for the rapidly expanding SONET/SDH broadband markets. OSIRIS delivers a simple-to-deploy solution for multi-service traffic such as data, voice and video, with the full robustness and availability of SONET-based fiber optic rings for the most demanding carrier applications. With more than 25,000 nodes deployed worldwide, OSIRIS has a demonstrated track record of reliability and ease-of-use throughout the world.
Positron’s Converged Access Device portfolio includes the pseudowire based AEX-50/100, and Ethernet over PDH based AEX-55/110 terminals and aggregators for the edge of access and metro networks. The portfolio provides end users and carriers flexible choices for backhaul of today’s mix of voice and data services for wireless, business services and triple-play offerings.
The Aktino product line provides carrier-class bonded copper solutions that enable carriers to deploy Ethernet and DS3 services faster while obtaining fiber-like bandwidth on a copper budget. It extends reliable, high bandwidth over a carrier service area, providing a cost effective and extended Ethernet service footprint for the carriers. Aktino products deliver five to 100 Mbps carrier Ethernet and DS3 TDM solutions, making them ideal for applications by providing Ethernet services for Business, DSLAM backhaul and cell backhaul applications.
Q: What do you attribute to your organization's longevity in the industry?
A: Our key strength is our focus in different markets. By using the latest technology, we are able to provide products that appealed to a broad base in different market sectors.
Q: Discuss some of your company's most recent achievements
- The company recently acquired Aktino, a California-based business that provides carrier-class bonded copper solutions that allow Ethernet and DS3 services to be deployed faster while obtaining fiber-like service reliability and quality on a much lower budget. Aktino’s innovative MIMO on DMT technology achieves the longest reach and greatest bandwidth over all competitive solutions. The Aktino solutions allow carriers to deliver up to five times the bandwidth than competitive bonded copper solutions, providing a cost effective and extended Ethernet service footprint for the carriers.
- Positron’s Aktino products have been approved by the Rural Utilities Service (RUS), which provides programs to finance rural America's telecommunications infrastructure. The committee has determined that the Aktino product line is approved for use on telecommunication systems of rural development (RD) borrowers. The RUS is expected to distribute a significant amount of the Broadband Stimulus Funding for rural broadband projects. Carriers applying for stimulus funding can utilize the Positron copper products to deliver broadband widely to a very high percentage of their customer base with significantly less capital, thus leveraging their existing copper infrastructure.
- Sacred Wind is deploying Positron’s Aktino AK5000 Metro Ethernet product line for remote DSLAM backhaul applications in rural New Mexico. The deployment will reach unserved broadband customers using Occam Networks’ BLC 6000 multiservice access platforms at distances of 40,000 feet and beyond by utilizing MIMO-on-DMT technology from Positron. This deployment is exactly what the U.S. government’s Broadband Stimulus Package targets: the expansion of broadband to Rural America.
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Q: Why is it important for your company to be a COMPTEL member?
A: Being a COMPTEL member allows Positron to extend its product offerings to new and existing customers. It allows us to present new products to the market, including the large number of COMPTEL members. Our COMPTEL membership enables us to meet with customers in a networking environment and listen to their needs and requirements so we can better address their issues. COMPTEL PLUS trade shows gives us the opportunity to display our products, as well as inform and educate new customers on the future of the industry.