PacketLight Networks offers ‘affordable’ 100G service demarcation unit

Dec. 17, 2013
PacketLight Networks has released the PL-1000T, a compact 100G service demarcation unit with 100G pluggable optics for both line and client interfaces.

PacketLight Networks has released the PL-1000T, a compact 100G service demarcation unit with 100G pluggable optics for both line and client interfaces.

Unlike other 100G units, the PL-1000T offers a truly integrated 100G system in a compact, 1U form factor, PacketLight asserts. The box is equipped with the smallest commercial 100G client interface, the CFP2.

Other optical modules, such as optical amplifiers, can be added to provide a complete optical layer infrastructure. These are built into the same 1U chassis, creating what PacketLight claims is the smallest and the most integrated 100G transport device in the industry.

"We designed PL-1000T as a simple solution for 100G connectivity either between data centers or within the data center,” said Koby Reshef, PacketLight’s CEO. “It is a dedicated solution for service providers delivering 100G connectivity as a value add managed service or for enterprises and organizations managing their own infrastructure which require carrier grade feature set and bandwidth and yet a compact and integrated solution.

“We strongly believe, that with this product, everyone can have 100G,” he added.

The PL-1000T operates over existing 10/40G optical networks and can reach up to 400-km distance without regeneration. In cases where regeneration is needed, the PL-1000T serves as a regenerator providing a seamless extension of the 100G network.

The PL-1000T supports the entire range of 100G client optical interfaces including LR4, SR10, LR10, and ER4. The unit can transport the 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) client over OTN OTU4 DWDM uplink or transparently convert between the client optical interfaces, thus forming flexible 100G optical networks or transparent 100GbE media convertor of any optical interface type. The PL-1000T offers GFEC, the standards-based G.709 100G forward error correction (FEC).

PacketLight says the easy-to-use, web-based management tool and LightWatch NMS/EMS systems allow comprehensive line and service performance monitoring and easy network management.

The product has already been installed and tested with numerous customers and has received high satisfaction ratings, according to PacketLight,.

For more information on high-speed transmission systems and suppliers, visit the Lightwave Buyer’s Guide.

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