Rolling Meadows, Ill, June 22, 2009 – Memorylink today introduced its Flanger 4 Plus™ TDM over IP multiplexer, the most cost-effective, reliable, and flexible product of its kind. The Flanger 4 Plus enables point-to-point tunneling of conventional time-division-multiplexed (TDM) telephony DS1 (T1 or E1) channels across both wired and, more importantly, wireless broadband IP links. Unlike competing multiplexers designed for wired IP networks, the Flanger 4 Plus enables rock solid transport of telephony TDM traffic over wireless broadband IP links.
The Flanger 4 Plus was designed to deliver unmatched value and ease-of-use for T1 and E1 deployment or replacement for a wide variety of applications including PCS backhaul for wireless mobile carriers, and PBX extensions for corporate customers wanting to link regional or campus-wide telephony facilities. The cost of leased circuits represents a large recurring operating expense (OPEX) for enterprise customers. Even more significant, the cost of leased DS1 lines linking carriers’ BSC/RNC’s to their BTS/Node B’s (for GSM and CDMA networks, respectively) is their single largest cost category, representing as much as 20-30% of their monthly OPEX. By pairing Memorylink’s Flanger 4 Plus with a compatible wireless broadband radio link, the carrier or enterprise customer eliminates the recurring lease expense, and realizes payback periods of less than six months in most cases.
Additionally, Flanger 4 Plus can be used to make a highly reliable and low-cost redundant wireless overlay (RWO) for copper DS1 networks, and to augment a system’s level of reliability, without increasing leased T1/E1 operating costs.
“As IT and telecommunications budgets flatten or decline, there is a growing need to reduce telecommunications network OPEX,” said Steve Erickson, Memorylink’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Implementing TDM over wireless IP, using Flanger 4 Plus alongside license-free radios provides a very cost-effective, reliable, and fast means of accomplishing this goal. We’re seeing tremendous growth in the adoption of this technology.” Also, with increased security and reliability needed now more than ever, not only is this being deployed for critical primary connectivity, but also in situations where a redundant wireless overlay (RWO) may be just what you need to help bring your network into compliance with 21st century requirements”.
Each pair of Flanger 4 Plus multiplexers works in conjunction with wireless IP radios, such as those manufactured by Motorola and Alvarion, to transport up to four DS1 channels as well as a “wayside data” channel which supports an additional IP payload end-to-end over the wireless link. The solution is not only the ideal alternative to leased circuits but is increasingly being used instead of the older, more expensive licensed microwave links. These links can literally be installed in hours instead of weeks or months as in the past.
Johnathan Hebert, Network Engineer for Pace Cellular in Kaplan, Louisianna is typical of the enthusiastic Memorylink customer. “Some of the areas we cover in rural Louisianna have very little in the way of telecom infrastructure. It’s vitally important that we deliver service at the least cost possible, but still maintain our high standard of reliability. Our customers are increasingly using their PCS phone as their only phone. The combination of Memorlyink’s Flanger and Motorola’s backhaul radios offers the best bang for your buck.”
Memorylink’s Flanger 4 Plus will be available beginning in June 2009 worldwide and can be purchased through select Memorylink distributors listed at www.memorylink.com.
Memorylink is a leader in the development of wireless voice, video, and data technologies, delivering innovative solutions in a cost-effective, reliable, and simple fashion. Since 1998 Memorylink has delivered solutions for T1/E1 connectivity, including PCS backhaul and PBX extensions, video transport, and network optimization. The company’s products add functionality and performance improvement to wireless networks, and work with most major manufacturer’s radio and telecom equipment. Memorylink’s products also provide major advantages in rural areas and in developing countries where the availability of wired infrastructure is limited. For more information visit Memorylink at www.memorylink.com.
Flanger 4 Plus™ is a trademark of Memorylink Corp.
Vice President Sales and Marketing