September 15, 2011

BT chooses Perle Terminal Servers for remote access and management of LDUs

BT’s deployment of Perle IOLAN Terminal Servers for remote access and management of LDUs in over 2400 Telco Exchanges throughout the UK result in faster and cheaper residential phone line support.

Perle IOLAN Terminal Servers

NASHVILLE, TN - September 15, 2011— Perle Systems, a global provider of advanced serial to Ethernet and secure device networking solutions, announces that BT chose Perle IOLAN Terminal Servers to provide remote access and management of  Loop Diagnostic Units (LDUs) in thousands of Telephone Exchanges across the UK.

In conjunction with replacing an old X.25 network with IP Ethernet, BT was in need of a product that would provide a direct IP connection to remote LDUs in over 2400 Telco Exchanges throughout the UK.  This would enable BT to communicate with the exchanges at a much higher speed, allowing them to service their customers more efficiently and quickly than before.

After extensive testing, Perle IOLAN Terminal Servers were chosen because they met all of BT’s stringent requirements including:

  • Dual Feed 48v DC power.  In the event the primary power source is depleted, the IOLAN Terminal Server pulls power from the secondary source and is able to switch back and forth as necessary, thereby ensuring continuous operation.
  • BT “Safe to Connect” Standards:  A series of security and testing requirements more stringent than normal Telco standards would require.
  • Local UK based sales and technical support.

“Perle technology has been enabling network administrators to access the serial ports on telecommunications equipment for more than two decades”, says Joe Perle, CEO Perle Systems.  “Telcos and their suppliers around the globe, like Alcatel-Lucent, Telefonica, Orange, Verizon and AT&T, use Perle Terminal Servers because of their sophisticated authentication and security features.  We are pleased to add BT to our list of satisfied customers who require a complete in-band and out-of-band management tool with a remote access path for when the network is down.”

Read the full story to discover how Perle IOLAN Terminal Servers helped BT provide faster and cheaper residential phone line support.

About Perle Systems
Perle Systems is a leading developer, manufacturer and vendor of high-reliability and richly featured connectivity and device networking products. These products are used to connect remote users reliably and securely to central servers for a wide variety of business applications. Product lines include Console Servers for Data Center Management, Terminal Servers, Device Servers, Remote Power Switches, Media Converters, Ethernet I/O, Serial Cards, Parallel Cards and Multimodem Cards. Perle distinguishes itself through extensive networking technology, depth of experience in major real-world network environments and long-term distribution and VAR channel relationships in major world markets. Perle has offices in 9 countries in North America, Europe and Asia and sells its products through distribution and OEM/ODE channels worldwide.

About BT
BT is one of the world’s leading communications services companies, serving the needs of customers in the UK and in more than 170 countries worldwide. Main activities are the provision of fixed telephony lines and calls, broadband, mobile and TV products and services as well as managed networked IT services.  In the UK BT is a leading communications services provider, selling products and services to consumers, small and medium sized enterprises and the public sector. BT also sells wholesale products and services to communications providers in the UK and around the world. Globally, BT supply managed networked IT services to multinational corporations, domestic businesses and national and local government organisations.


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