Allied Telesis Launches the AT-CV5001 Green Media Converter Chassis

SAN JOSE, Calif. , Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ — Allied Telesis, a global provider of secure IP/Ethernet switching solutions and an industry leader in the deployment of IP Triple-Play networks, has launched the AT-CV5001, 18 slot managed media converter chassis. AT-CV5001, a replacement to the AT-CV5000 chassis, offers a highly efficient power supply while staying cost-effective, resilient, cross-platform compatible, and scalable. The AT-CV5001 is suitable for a number of applications from business fiber-to-the-premises to factory automation.

The AT-CV5001 is ideally suited for business fiber-to-the-premises allowing companies to deploy blades as they grow, at a much lower cost than iMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol). In addition, the AT-CV5001 caters to a mixture of fiber distances and speeds, each blade can be different and support a different SFP (small form factor pluggable) module. Therefore, each blade can support a different infrastructure.

Factory automation applications can also benefit from the AT-CV5001, as these have greatly differing requirements for varying lengths of fiber cables. Management is also important, as is being able to monitor the remote connection. Additionally, resilience and redundancy are mandatory in factory automation, as entire production lines will be shut down if a single item fails to operate. The AT-CV5001 addresses all these issues ensuring operations run smoothly.

“The features incorporated into the AT-CV5001 are ideal because they are both energy efficient and cost effective while giving end users confidence that their applications run uninterrupted. The fact that the AT-CV5001 can be less expensive than an iMAP makes it a significant competitor to other existing chassis media converters on the market,” said Nick Paredes , product marketing manager, Allied Telesis. “In particular the power supplies found in the AT-CV5001 are extremely functional and not found in many other current media converter products allowing for up to 20% reduction in power consumption.”  

The AT-CV-5001 has a highly efficient power supply, reducing overall power consumption of a fully loaded system from 175 Watts in the AT-CV5000 to 140 Watts. This coupled with the new eco-friendly modules launched in 2009, which themselves save more than 30% power over previous models, results in significant power savings. Compared with a 2009 model, the 2010 model, including a new chassis, PSU and blades, consumes 20% less power.

The power supplies replace the system components without shutting down the system altogether which reduces system down time. As part of the functionality upgrade the AT-CV5001 also allows virtually any mix of alternating circuit or direct circuit power supplies with up to two redundant management cards.

The AT-CV5001 offers Fast Ethernet or Gigabit Media Conversion and supports all fiber types.  It also has the ability to undertake remote configurations and uploads and has resilient management support.  

The AT-CV5001 is currently available from Allied Telesis and the price will remain the same as the AT-CV5000 chassis and power supplies.

About Allied Telesis

For more than 20 years, Allied Telesis has been a leading provider of networking infrastructure. Today, the company enables delivery of data, voice, and video services to a variety of clients globally. Allied Telesis is committed to innovating the way in which services and applications are delivered and managed, resulting in increased value and lower operating costs. Visit us online at

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Allied Telesis

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Phone: (408) 519-8635

Phone: (212) 583-2781



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