March 11, 2003 - Sorrento Networks, a supplier of intelligent optical networking solutions for metro and regional applications, today announced the introduction of a new module supporting 10 Gigabit Ethernet LAN traffic for its GigaMux DWDM transport platform. The 10 Gigabit Ethernet LAN module complements recent GigaMux enhancements that deliver greater density and operational savings, including a new Fibre Channel module.
The 10 Gigabit Ethernet LAN module targets metro Ethernet transport, storage area networking (SAN) extension, and video-on-demand (VOD) transport applications. The GigaMux is able to multiplex and transport 10 Gigabit Ethernet LAN data (IEEE 802.3ae) over hundreds of kilometers with this bi-directional 3R transponder module. The module features physical layer fault and performance monitoring degradation measurement, as well as diagnostic loop-back capability. Sorrento continues to support the 10 Gigabit Ethernet WAN interface, which has been available from the company for approximately two years.
Sorrento Networks is also introducing a GigaMux Fibre Channel module designed for the expanding SAN market. The new module encapsulates two 1-Gbit/sec input signals, or one 2.1-Gbit/sec signal, into an STM-16/OC-48 wavelength and supports a variety of Fibre Channel and SONET/SDH performance monitoring features. The module supports buffer-to-buffer credits and can extend Fibre Channel up to 300 km in the initial release and up to 600 km in future releases.