Sorrento Networks upgrades GigaMux 3200 optical transport system

Sorrento Networks has added tunable transceiver support in Release 6.1 of its GigaMux 3200 optical transport system. Part of the GigaMux 3000 family, the GigaMux 3200 targets 10-Gbps applications.

Sorrento Networks has added tunable transceiver support in Release 6.1 of its GigaMux 3200 optical transport system. Part of the GigaMux 3000 family, the GigaMux 3200 targets 10-Gbps applications.

Release 6.1 sees support of tunable SFP+ pluggable optical transceivers on the ODC2 transponder card. The support covers both link and client ports. Sorrento Networks says operators can tune the transceivers to any channel wavelength via the GigaView management tool suite. The addition of tunability can reduce total cost of ownership by up to 80:1, according to the company.

The new release also adds the ability to configure the ODC2 card in REGEN mode to support up to two REGEN functions per card.

The ODC2 is the primary transponder card for the GigaMux 3200. It accommodates four ports and two independent transponders to enable the transport of 10 Gigabit Ethernet and 4G and 8G Fibre Channel over distances as great as 80 km unamplified; the addition of amplifiers, naturally, will extend transmission reach.

"Release 6.1 begins the rollout of our roadmap of new releases for the GigaMux 3200 system," says John Mitchell, director of product management at Sorrento Networks. "The support of tunable optical transceivers on our flagship ODC2 transponder is a direct result of feedback from customers within our extensive installed base. Operators see Release 6.1 as a lever to drive down total cost of ownership and extend the portfolio of applications served by the Sorrento Networks GigaMux 3200 platform."

Sorrento Network positions the GigaMux 3200 as a low-cost, compact option for 10-Gbps optical transport. The family features a pair of systems, the 8-slot, 2U GM3208 and the 17-slot GM3217 in a 5U chassis footprint. The systems will support as many as 80 channels per fiber using GigaMux 3000 and GigaMux 3200 photonic filters.

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