PacketLight Networks offers metro and long-haul 100G muxponder/transponder

PacketLight Networks says it now offers the first standards-based, 1RU 100G muxponder/transponder for metro and long-haul applications. The OIF-compliant PL-1000GM/GT aggregates multirate and multiprotocol 10G and 40G services into a 100G OTU4 uplink trunk.

Jun 7th, 2012

PacketLight Networks says it now offers the first standards-based, 1RU 100G muxponder/transponder for metro and long-haul applications. The OIF-compliant PL-1000GM/GT aggregates multirate and multiprotocol 10G and 40G services into a 100G OTU4 uplink trunk.

PacketLight offers two 100-Gbps variants:

  1. A 100G muxponder for metro networks that reach up to 480 km.
  2. A 100G muxponder/transponder that can reach up to 2,500 km for ultra-long-haul networks.

Both configurations offer multirate transport capability and a smooth transition from 10G/40G to 100G client interfaces, PacketLight says. Both also can operate over existing 10G networks.

PacketLight integrates up to two optical amplifiers, mux/demux, and dispersion compensation modules if needed in the same 1U chassis. The PL-1000GM/GT integrates with PacketLight’s PL-2000 and PL-1000TN.

PL-1000GM/GT offers GFEC for standards-based G.709 100G forward error correction (FEC). Additionally, PL-1000GM/GT can be managed remotely via either in-band or out-of-band optical supervisory channel (OSC).

The new product benefits from PacketLight’s Web-based management tool and LightWatch NMS/EMS systems.

"100G technology has reached the maturity level where it has been standardized by the optical community. Therefore, today’s standards-based optical infrastructure offers no limitations and overcomes the interoperability issues,” stated Koby Reshef, PacketLight’s CEO. “At PacketLight, we identified two market segments which will adopt the 100G technology: metro networks and carrier long-haul. These segments have different requirements and challenges. We built solutions addressing both of the segment needs within the same footprint and under common NMS platform."

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