TPACK announces OTN mapper family

MAY 26, 2009 -- The P-OCKET family of OTN mappers from TPACK targets optical transport applications (e.g., MSPPs, metro WDM, P-OTN, and Carrier Ethernet transport).

MAY 26, 2009 -- The P-OCKET family of OTN mappers from TPACK (search Lightwave for TPACK) targets optical transport applications (e.g., MSPPs, metro WDM, P-OTN, and Carrier Ethernet transport). TPACK has introduced the OTN devices to enable low software development costs for its customers by reusing software across the complete range of bandwidths.

"TPACK's FPGA-based approach allows it to address the changing standards and evolving customer requirements surrounding OTN internetworking equipment. Their intention to provide a total solution by addressing muxponder, framer, and crossconnect with the same family should be viewed favorably by vendors seeking to minimize R&D investments," says Andrew Schmitt, directing analyst, optical, Infonetics Research (search Lightwave for Infonetics).

The P-OCKET devices are suited for both new OTN crossconnect systems as well as traditional muxponder-based systems, and will support line rates from 2.5G (OTU1) to 100G (OTU4). The devices are designed to provide efficient and transparent mapping of any client (packet or TDM) into OTN including GE into ODU0 and STM-1/4, OC-3/12 into subrate ODU1 containers.

All of the mappers are based on the company's SOFTSILICON concept. TPACK claims that P-OCKET includes the only standard product for OTU1 on the market and is the first products on the market to support GE and sub-2.5G client mapping into OTN as well as OTN crossconnect architectures at all line rates.

"I am especially excited by our new P-OCKET family of OTN devices because carrier feedback points to a strong need for a new type of OTN-based crossconnect equipment that requires the functionality P-OCKET provides," says Lars Pedersen, chief technology officer of TPACK.

Meet TPACK at SUPERCOMM in Chicago, Oct. 21-23, 2009, booth #5416.


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