Telco Systems, Platt form distribution agreement

Oct. 21, 2004
Oct. 21, 2004 - Company will market Telco Systems' fiber-to-the-home solution.

Telco Systems has announced an agreement with Platt, a value added distribution service company, in which Platt will market Telco Systems' fiber-to-the-home solution and triple play gateways to municipalities, utilities and electrical contractors serving 13 western states.

The announcement was made at the VON 2004 Conference and Exposition in Boston.

Platt, founded in 1953 and headquartered in Beaverton, OR, serves the municipal, utility, electrical construction and other markets with a broad range of voice, data, electrical and other products.

"As a result of this agreement, Telco Systems will be able to leverage Platt's established relationships with municipalities, utilities and electrical contractors serving new residential communities and office parks with fiber-to-the-home triple play technology to deliver VoIP voice services, video and high-speed internet access," says Dave Lee, Telco Systems' vice president of marketing.

"We're experiencing significant demand from our customers for the technology and equipment to deliver advanced communications services," says John Eddins, utility sales manager of Platt. "Working with Telco Systems, we can now deliver the triple play solution needed by municipalities, utilities and electrical contractors in the western states we serve."

Telco Systems offers an end-to-end active Ethernet FTTH and FTTB (fiber-to-the-business) solution comprised of the company's family of carrier-class
IP aggregation and core routing switching platforms and IP media gateways.

The Telco System FTTH/FTTB end-to-end solution enables a service provider to connect end-users over fiber from their home or office throughout a community, metro area, campus environment, multi-dwelling unit or multi-tenant unit to an IP backbone and deliver VoIP Internet voice service, video, data and broadband Internet access.

Telco Systems' EdgeGate CPE 282 integrated IP media gateway is now being used in the nation's largest Active Ethernet FTTH deployment in the Grant County public utility district in Washington state. Telco Systems' EdgeGate CPE is also being used in FTTH networks serving the Washington state counties of Whatcom, Douglass and Clallam.

Telco Systems is based in Foxboro, MA. For more information visit

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