LuxN offers a four-channel WDM chassis, announces Optical Service Level Management System

May 21, 2001
May 21, 2001--LuxN, Inc. announced the LuxN WS 3208, which supports up to four wavelengths over a fiber pair in 3.5 inches of height. The company also announced the Optical Service Level Management System designed to enable service providers to deploy and manage services cost-effectively while maintaining a high level of reliability.

LuxN, Inc. announced the LuxN WS 3208, which supports up to four wavelengths over a fiber pair in 3.5 inches of height. The LuxN WS 3208 will be demonstrated at SuperComm 2001 in booth No. 450D, June 5-7th, with general availability expected in July of 2001.

Designed for use at either the carrier's POP or a CPE location, the LuxN WS 3208 offers a dense, compact, and cost-efficient optical access platform. The LuxN WS 3208 supports up to four CWDM or DWDM optical wavelengths in only two rack-units (RU) of chassis height. Redundant AC/DC power supplies, cooling systems, and management modules provide the high levels of system reliability while maintaining the smallest physical footprint in its class.

The LuxN WS 3208 bridges the gap between carriers and end-users with bandwidth and protocol independent technology. Service interface modules allow the WS 3208 to deliver fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel, T1/E1, or OC-n/STM-n traffic for hand-off to metropolitan optical and storage networks. The modular WS 3208 allows services to be added or upgraded incrementally, enabling a carrier to satisfy customer needs quickly and easily on demand.

The LuxN WS 3208 supports a variety of network topologies, including point-to-point, multi-drop, hub and spoke, and ring. It provides fast restoration capabilities at the optical layer, with sub-SONET switchover times of 25ms or less. The WS 3208 also supports optical amplifiers for extended distance metro access networks.

LuxN also announced the Optical Service Level Management System (OSLM). LuxN OSLM enables service providers to deploy and manage services cost-effectively while maintaining a high level of reliability. The LuxN OSLM also will be demonstrated at SuperComm 2001, with general availability expected in September of 2001.

Currently, service providers have limited tools to maintain and manage service level agreements for dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) services to end-customers. With real-time, in-service-Bit Error Rate (BER) monitoring through LuxN's proprietary ColorSIM technology and a comprehensive graphical user interface, service providers will be able to create and manage individualized, protocol-independent Service Level Agreements (SLAs) at the physical layer. A wavelength-specific, user-settable threshold allows service providers to offer different SLAs per customer, sub-network, service, link, or wavelength. Service providers will be able to use this tool to generate advance warnings of potential SLA violations, allowing operators sufficient time to arrest further degradation of service.

LuxN OSLM architecture and sophisticated integration capability with other operations support systems (OSS), in conjunction with LuxN equipment, enable service providers to offer DWDM services at competitive price points in the access and metro- access markets. Offering real-time monitoring, remote point and click provisioning, and upgradability of bandwidth through LuxN's proprietary ColorValve technology, the LuxN OSLM provides a capability to deploy and manage services over DWDM.

About LuxN Inc.:

LuxN, Inc. provides multi-service, intelligent, optical access network platforms. LuxN's products allow service providers and enterprise customers with access to optical fiber to easily extend their LANs up to 125 Km between nodes. For more information, visit www.luxn.com.

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