Menara Networks announces full C-band tunable XFP, XENPAK modules

Menara Networks, a vertically integrated optical IP/Ethernet transport specialist, announces the availability of its full C-band Tunable OTN XFP and OTN XENPAK with integrated G.709 OTN framing and forward error correction.

Menara Networks, a vertically integrated optical IP/Ethernet transport specialist, announces the availability of its full C-band Tunable OTN XFP and OTN XENPAK with integrated G.709 OTN framing and forward error correction.

Menara’s patented “System-in-a-Module” tunable OTN XFP and OTN XENAPK transceivers offer high-performance optical networking functions, including integrated ITU-T G.709 OTU-2 framing, OTN alarms and performance monitoring processing, Forward Error Correction for OSNR gain, automatic receiver threshold adaptation based on Forward Error Correction feedback, and SBS suppression for ultra-long-reach systems.

Menara OTN transceivers offer system and line loopbacks, as well as an integrated 231 pattern generator and checker for rapid, automated in-field testing or troubleshooting--simplifying the provisioning and turn-up of DWDM capacity.

The Menara OTN XFP and OTN XENPAK transceiver modules can be individually tuned to any one of 94 channels over the 50 GHz ITU grid, and they support error-free, in-service transmission over existing deployments of both 100GHz and 50GHz DWDM systems. Menara OTN XFP modules offer transponder replacement for high-performance metro, regional, and long-haul DWDM networks, simplifying DWDM networks and bringing disruptive economics and operational efficiencies to carriers, says a company representative.

“Our MSO and carrier customers are very pleased with the robustness, ease-of-use, and the millions of CapEX and OpEx dollars they have and continue to save with our patented OTN hot pluggable modules for transponder replacement,” comments Siraj Nour ElAhmadi, Menara CEO and co-founder. “They also tell us about the importance of full C-band 50GHz tunability for their operations and inventory efficiency, and we have listened. This announcement is a crucial step toward our efforts to help carriers bridge the expanding and vexing gap between exploding traffic growth and its associated DWDM transport cost on one hand, and the fast eroding ‘revenue per bit’ on the other hand.”

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