XKL revamps product line

OCTOBER 15, 2008 � XKL LLC, a provider of enterprise network equipment, today unveiled DarkStar as the new name for its line of fiber-optic communications equipment, including the company's flagship DXM Optical Transport Terminal.

OCTOBER 15, 2008 � XKL LLC (search for XKL), a provider of enterprise network equipment, today unveiled DarkStar as the new name for its line of fiber-optic communications equipment, including the company's flagship DXM Optical Transport Terminal.

In addition to the new family name, XKL has refined the overall packaging and will roll out its newest version of the product lines' operating system (DXMOS 2.0). This newest revision of DXMOS enhances system security, improves management, and adds support for upcoming DarkStar products.

Led by Cisco Systems co-founder Len Bosack, XKL develops technology designed to enable corporations and institutions to deploy and manage their own fiber-optic communications network and bypass expensive service from traditional telecommunications providers. The DarkStar optical transport system offers unparalleled ease-of-deployment and management of powerful enterprise fiber networks using compact, energy efficient, and highly integrated components, XKL asserts.

"The objective for DarkStar is to light dark fiber," says Bosack. "With DarkStar, we want corporations to realize an economical explosion in bandwidth available to them by building their own fiber-optic communications network."

According to XKL, the DarkStar architecture provides optical transport with an easy-to-use, router-like management structure. This includes well-known standards such as a familiar command line interface, SNMP, and an independent TCP/IP management network. As a result, the DarkStar can be quickly deployed, scaled, and managed without employing trained optical engineers or bearing a large support contract, the company adds. Users simply install it in a rack, make the proper connections, and realize carrier-class fiber optic communications, XKL says.

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