XKL to unveil DQM400 four-port optical muxponder at NANOG 88

June 13, 2023
The transport systems vendor says the muxponder simplifies moving data over fiber by consolidating capabilities while alleviating complexities.

XKL LLC will use this week’s NANOG 88 North American Network Operator’s Group meeting in Seattle, WA, to debut the new DQM400, a four-port optical muxponder system. The transport systems vendor says the muxponder simplifies moving data over fiber by consolidating capabilities while alleviating complexities.

Based on the company’s modular XKL DarkStar architecture, the DQM400 is designed to be installed and deployed quickly – “in a matter of minutes,” XKL asserts. The company has engineered the system, like all its products, to provide continuous and uninterrupted data transmission while reducing energy consumption and thus enabling lower operational costs. The fact that the DQM400’s control plane is fully separated from the user data plane means improved data security, the company adds. The muxponder also can be easily integrated into existing network infrastructures and management systems, according to XKL.

The DQM400 accommodates four channels of up to 400G on both the client and line sides. The system accepts QSFP28/QSFP-DD modules on the client side and OSFP transceivers on the line side. The client-side ports are soft-configurable and can support 100GbE, 2x100GbE, 3x100GbE, 4x100GbE, and 400GbE operation.

Operators can use the system in a variety of topologies, including point-to-point, ring, linear, and protected (DMD-A).

"At XKL we are dedicated to introducing new technologies and solutions that empower network operators with innovative solutions that are designed with ease and network best practices in mind," comments Len Bosack, CEO of XKL. "Our Layer 1 DWDM systems enable operators to meet the challenges of today with the flexibility to meet the future head-on. With unprecedented bandwidth expansion, scalability, and enhanced security, we are confident that this technology will bring enhanced value to our customers and the industry as a whole."

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