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Nortel DMS 10

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Nortel DMS 10.

Nortel's DMS 10 is a small central office switch targeted at the rural market in North America and enjoys considerable success worldwide. The DMS 10 doesn't always have every bell and whistle of it's big brother the DMS 100 but it doesn't need to and that helps maintain its cost effectiveness.

In rural, emerging and suburban markets, when a DMS 10 goes head to head with a remote switching center from a DMS 100, the DMS 10 wins the competition often enough that Nortel was never able to successfully cancel the DMS 10 in favor of DMS 100 based solutions.

Originally designed in the early 1970's when it was programed with paper punch cards and programs were stored in magnetic core memory, The DMS 10 has proven itself to have a very robust and scalable architecture. The DMS 10 has always been a platform that is highly upgradeable to the latest technology. The most recent being support for voice over internet protocol (VoIP)

DMS 10 Versatility

The DMS 10's versatility is one reason for its longevity. Configurable as:

Source: Nortel Products DMS-10 Carrier Class Switching System Configurations

The DMS 10 provides customers with a platform capable of meeting many needs within their telephone network.

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