Nortel Networks has released a new range of routers specifically aimed at the converged voice and data network market.
Nortel's new Secure Router 1000 family includes the 1001, 1002 and 1004 routers for small offices and branch offices. The range also includes the Secure Router 3120 for larger branch office deployments.
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The routers are aimed at branch offices with converged networks that carry voice, data, video and streamed media over a single network architecture.
The routers support voice over IP telephony and other time-sensitive applications that have to overcome network latency and other quality of service factors.
With the launch of the Secure Router family, Nortel is boosting its enterprise router offering, and competing more strongly in this space against the likes of 3Com and Cisco.
The launch comes after Nortel’s recent $100m (£58m) acquisition of Tasman Networks, a specialist in the development of branch routing products.