White Rock Networks, a next-generation metro optical transport systems provider, announced the first member of its product family of modular, scalable and stackable optical networking products. The low-cost, low-power, easy-to-implement products are designed to increase profitability for carriers without requiring them to change network architectures or management systems.
Many new metro optical products (frequently termed Multi-service Provisioning Platforms or MSPPs) are attempting to add value by integrating multiple metro service delivery applications (such as SONET, DWDM, packet processing and more) into a single hardware platform. White Rock's approach is to "disintegrate the MSPP" by packaging each application into separate stackable "building blocks" allowing carriers to add only the capabilities needed by a specific application, rather than incurring costs or wasting space for capabilities their customers do not need.
White Rock Networks first member of its product family -- the VLX2010 - is, according to the company, the smallest SONET OC-48 add-drop multiplexer, standing just one rack unit (1.75") high. Its scalable architecture allows for seamless plug-and-play integration with all future White Rock building-block products that will include SONET OC-192, DWDM and Gigabit Ethernet technologies.
About White Rock Networks:
White Rock Networks provides carriers with a family of next generation optical transport systems that enable the delivery of high-speed services in metro areas. For more information, visit www.whiterocknetworks.com.