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Compass-EOS Announces Partnership With SNet in South Korea

Leading Local Systems Integrator Introduces Compass-EOS’ icPhotonics Routers to Korean Service Provider Marketplace

Milpitas, Calif., and Seoul, South Korea (PRWEB) December 16, 2013

Compass-EOS, the icPhotonics™ routing pioneer, today announced a partnership with SNet Systems, a leading systems integrator in Southeast Asia. Under terms of the agreement, SNet will offer Compass-EOS’ novel icPhotonics-based r10004 routers in South Korea.

“The Korean market is ready to deploy a new breed of routers which take up less space and power, and yet provide high port density, as well as a clear path to SDN and NFV,” said Byung Han Lee, CTO of SNet Systems. “At SNet we aim to provide the Korean market with new networking products and architecture so service providers can radically improve their systems and realize an immediate return on investment with lower operational costs and higher throughputs.”

The Compass-EOS technology is the world’s first shipping silicon-to-photonics-based router, a technology long considered as having disruptive potential in core networking and computing. Its icPhotonics-based interconnect creates novel router architectures requiring lower power, and taking up less space while providing a higher port density and capacity. In addition to the lower total cost of ownership for each Compass-EOS router, the technology enables building-block deployment of routing resources, similar to how data centers underwent a revolution 15 years ago.

“As the global leader in Internet connectivity and speeds, the South Korean market is a great fit for Compass-EOS, as service providers need to deliver greater bandwidth and require flexible routers that can easily scale,” said Gadi Bahat, CEO of Compass-EOS. “SNet Systems is an ideal partner in South Korea, with its deep expertise in networking.”

About SNet Systems
SNet Systems is a leading IT company which has been writing new chapters in the history of IT services and solutions in Korea. SNet Systems opened the way to commercialized network technologies for the first time in Korea, making the transition to the second generation IT era seamless. SNet Systems provides various network technologies, database solutions and content to realize a ubiquitous world where people can exchange information anywhere, anytime. As a global leader in communications and the solution industries, SNet Systems will keep leading the development of future IT technologies.

About Compass-EOS
Compass EOS is a next-generation routing company. Its photonic backplane technology, icPhotonics, powers ultra-bandwidth dense routers that bring networking into the age of modularity and virtualization. The Compass-EOS icPhotonics technology is the world’s first commercial silicon for inter-chip optical interconnect. Its family of carrier-grade routers is a new breed of scale-out routers, enabling SDN-based, simplified architectures in service provider networks. Since 2006 Compass has attracted top-tier investors ranging from leading venture capital funds to service providers and networking suppliers.

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