Hitachi debuts wavelength division multiplexing system with optical transport options, compact size

AUGUST 25, 2010 -- Hitachi Communication Technologies America Inc. (HCTA) announced the availability of the Hitachi AMN6200 wavelength division multiplexing system in North America for enterprise, metro, and long-haul optical transport applications.

AUGUST 25, 2010 -- Hitachi Communication Technologies America Inc. (HCTA) announced the availability of the Hitachi AMN6200 wavelength division multiplexing system in North America for enterprise, metro, and long-haul optical transport applications.

The AMN6200 provides a selection of interfaces, including Ethernet up to 10G, TDM from 155M to 10G, and Fibre Channel from 1G to 4G, with more interfaces planned for 2011. The AMN6200 supports multiple topologies, including point-to-point, ring, star, spur, or any combination.

The Fibre Channel interface has been tested and certified with Hitachi Data Systems storage systems, and supports low-latency, extended-distance Fibre Channel connectivity for MAN, WAN extension for Hitachi Universal Storage Platform V and VM systems, the Hitachi NAS Platform, and RAID systems (Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2000 family of midrange storage systems).

The Fibre Channel interface and the ability to serve CWDM and DWDM from the same chassis make the AMN6200 well suited for data center connectivity, says Scott Wilkinson, vice president of Hitachi Communication Technologies America Inc. “The system supports time-sensitive, mission-critical business processes, such as remote replication, storage area network (SAN) extension, and data center consolidation across large distances.

“At the same time, the wide variety of Ethernet and TDM interfaces up to 10 Gigabits per second and the product’s adaptability to multiple network architectures make the AMN6200 an efficient [tool] for many metro and long haul transport applications,” Wilkinson adds.

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