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Cambrian

of, denoting, or formed in the first 65 million years of the Palaeozoic era, during which marine invertebrates, esp trilobites, flourished

Cambrian

[′kam·brē·ən]
(geology)
The lowest geologic system that contains abundant fossils of animals, and the first (earliest) geologic period of the Paleozoic era from 570 to 500 million years ago.
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With the acquisition of Cambrian Systems, we are speeding up on-ramps to the Internet backbone and creating the Optical Internet'', said Clarence Chandran.
When Nortel Networks announced the agreement to acquire Cambrian Systems less than a week ago, many industry analysts commented positively on the move.
Nortel Networks' acquisition of Cambrian Systems accelerates the worldwide deployment of an open, protocol-independent optical solution for the new fast-growing market segment of the metropolitan area network (MAN).
Nortel Networks will pay up to US $300 million in cash for Cambrian Systems, a portion of which will be deferred and paid contingent upon Cambrian Systems achieving certain business objectives.
represent substantial market opportunities for metro DWDM and our expansion in these markets is a significant milestone for Cambrian," said Don Smith, President and CEO of Cambrian Systems Corporation.
KANATA, Ontario, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Optical networking leaders Cambrian Systems and Lucent Technologies today announced their collaboration on interoperability between their metropolitan and long-haul Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) systems.
The flexibility and scalability of OPTera allows it to easily accommodate ESCON directly onto a survivable wavelength along with other data networking protocols," said Don Smith, President and CEO of Cambrian Systems.
This interoperability demonstration with VPG further validates OPTera's flexibility enabling carriers to deliver a diverse array of value-added applications such as digital video transport services," said Solomon Wong, Assistant Vice President of Marketing for Cambrian Systems.
Newbridge Networks, a world leader in communications networking, and Cambrian Systems Corporation, a Newbridge affiliate company, will provide leading-edge asynchronous transfer mode infrastructure equipment and advanced photonic networking solutions enabling the delivery of differentiated Internet Protocol services and other advanced, high-bandwidth applications.
Companies demonstrating NetStream2 solutions in their booths include Bay Networks, Cambrian Systems, Cisco Systems, Compaq, FORE Systems, IBM Corporation, Microsoft, Nortel, Packet Engines, Switched Networked Technologies, WideBand Corporation, and XLNT.
Additionally, Packet Engines will team with Alta Technology, Cambrian Systems, CLASS Data Systems Inc.
Hewlett-Packard Company today announced a letter of intent with Cambrian Systems Corporation to develop Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) for metropolitan access and interoffice networks.