Norwegian Ethernet optical transport systems startup TransPacket now offers its Ethernet virtual wavelength technology in subsystems form. The company has made available FPGA-based IP-blocks as well as Netconf/Yang, CLI, and SNMP embedded software. A complete system-evaluation platform also is available.
TransPacket originally offered its “Fusion Networking” technology in the form of the TransPacket FUSION H1 network node (see "TransPacket validates performance with Symmetricom"). The technology increases the capacity of fiber-optic networks by injecting Ethernet packets into underused wavelengths. These “virtual wavelengths” enable circuit-switched-like performance for Ethernet networks and support high quality-of-service (QoS), TransPacket asserts. The resulting “Integrated Hybrid Optical Network” combines packet and circuit-switched properties, the company adds. Norwegian carrier Blix Solutions has deployed the systems.
The company is now offering the FPGA based subsystems to enable other systems vendor to incorporate the virtual wavelength capabilities to their platforms. The Netconf/Yang-based embedded software enables standardized support for network management and software-defined networking (SDN).
“The TransPacket Fusion technology enables isolated virtual wavelength services with zero packet loss, ultra-low packet-jitter, and low latency over a 10G Ethernet transport path or wavelength. This enables carriers to offer wavelength-services at a considerably lower production cost than the traditional approach of reserving a physical wavelength or time-slot across a network,” explained TransPacket CTO Steinar Bjørnstad. “The technology is useful in a large variety of markets and network segments. By offering our subsystems to system vendors our aim is making the virtual wavelength technology generally available to the market of carriers, enterprises and datacenters.”
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