FEBRUARY 12, 2008 -- BTI Systems (search for BTI) says its Netstender platform can now deliver 10 Gbits/sec over CWDM. The company is delivering 10G over a 16-channel CWDM system to supply service providers with a cost-effective method to build out networks as they scale their business to meet the demand for new services from their customers.
CWDM systems have historically been limited to 2.5G optics and eight wavelengths, driving customers to more expensive DWDM equipment to provide higher channel counts and 10-Gbit/sec transport at the wavelength level.
BTI says its 16-channel CWDM offering with support for 10G wavelengths closes the cost and reach/capacity gap between CWDM and DWDM, delivering greatly increased capacity at much lower cost points. The Netstender enables service providers to tap into CWDM capabilities to move beyond SONET and SDH architectures as their businesses scale, the company adds.
The equipment is environmentally hardened for outside plant operations, meeting the Telcordia GR-3108 OSP requirement for extended temperature. BTI offers its CWDM systems in 1U and 2U designs, with up to 16 wavelengths of capacity that can be implemented in four-wavelength increments. BTI's Netstender has technical acceptance from the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) division of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) certification.
According to Pete Dale, vice president business development at BTI Systems, "The ability to deploy CWDM in the outside plant is critical, as GbE DSLAMs, PON, and business services are driving the need for gigabit-speed backhaul out at the edge of the network."
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