December 2, 2004 State College, PA -- C-COR Inc., provider of interoperable network equipment for the IP era, is expanding its popular PLEXiS family of transport equipment with the introduction of several 10-Gbit/sec products based on the new Local Area Network/Physical Layer (LAN/PHY) architecture. Enabling increased transport efficiencies and capacity in existing or new 10-Gbit/sec video-on-demand (VoD) networks, the PLEXiS GXX Series of 10-Gigabit products now includes the GXTX-9180 Transmitter, the GXRX-9182 Receiver, and the GXTR-9184 Transceiver.
"The incorporation of LAN/PHY technology into the PLEXiS line ensures the maximum amount of transport capacity is made available, allowing our customers to take full advantage of their 10G architecture," explains Sandeep Vohra, vice president, Business Development, for C-COR's Broadband Communications Products (BCP) business unit.
The new products utilize proven 10-Gbit/sec short-reach XFP pluggable optics for LAN side connection. The WAN side link is provided by ITU-Grid DWDM optics, which offer link distances exceeding 600 kilometers. According to the company, industry leading jitter and latency specifications ensure reliable operation. Extensive monitoring capability for Ethernet statistics is available for each product.
The new LAN/PHY products complement the existing PLEXiS product line and follow C-COR's strategy of providing scalable digital transport solutions with granularity and reliability. In conjunction with existing products, C-COR's PLEXiS line can now offer up to 40 wavelengths per fiber, supporting various line rates including 1, 2, 8, and 10 Gbits/sec of Ethernet traffic per fiber, as well as SONET, QAM, and other protocols.
The new products are fully supported by C-COR's CRYSTAL Network Management System, which provides detailed performance information, including link status and capacity utilization.