29 APRIL 2009 â�� Transmode (search Lightwave for Transmode) has announced the availability of a range of pre-configured TS-Series platforms designed to allow enterprise customers to cost-efficiently boost fibre capacity in the simplest way possible.
Enterprise, campus, and private optical networks all share the same challenges when it comes to the efficient transport of ever-increasing amounts of bandwidth, say Transmode. Point-to-point connections between campus sites or between different enterprise hubs need to be easy to use, boost the existing fibre capacity, and most importantly be low cost.
Transmode asserts its TS-Series is ideally suited to enterprises and network operators that require simple and cost-efficient additional capacity over fibre infrastructure. Using Transmode's Intelligent WDM with automatic bit rate and protocol detection to give customers a plug-and-forget platform, the TS-Series is already easy to design, install, and manage, Transmode claims. However, the new pre-configured offerings take this one stage further by making the systems even simpler and quicker to take from order to service.
The pre-configured WDM systems are designed to enable simplified point-to-point networks for Ethernet transport, with options for either 4x GbE multiplexed over a single wavelength or an expandable option containing a four-wavelength optical mux/demux supporting up to 16 GbE services over a single fiber pair. The systems are available for rapid delivery and ready to install straight from the box.
"Approximately 35% of Transmode's more than 250 customers are enterprise customers with deployments ranging from simple point-to-point networks to quite complex multi-site and multi-protocol networks," said Sten Nordell, Transmode's CTO. "The new preconfigured solutions will help those with simple point-to-point requirements to quickly and easily go from decision to operational service while keeping costs low and further reducing the customer's requirements for optical networking knowledge."