Menara Networks announces 50 GHz DWDM tunable OTN XFP at OFC/NFOEC 2010

Menara Networks, a vertically integrated optical Ethernet transport specialist and provider of “System-in-a Module” portfolio of OTN pluggable transceivers that simplify IP and Ethernet optical transport, introduces the industry’s only 50 GHz full C-band tunable OTN XFP Module with integrated G.709 framer, OAM, and Forward Error Correction.

MARCH 23, 2010 -- Menara Networks, a vertically integrated optical Ethernet transport specialist and provider of “System-in-a Module” portfolio of OTN pluggable transceivers that simplify IP and Ethernet optical transport, introduces the industry’s only 50 GHz full C-band tunable OTN XFP Module with integrated G.709 framer, OAM, and Forward Error Correction.

Menara simplifies Ethernet/IP transport by integrating key optical networking functions, such as DWDM, ITU-T G.709 OTN, and FEC, into hot pluggable optical transceivers. The company announces the availability of full C-band DWDM tunability on ITU-T 50 GHz grid for its OTN XFP “System-in-a-Module” product line.

With the enhancement of full wavelength tunability, all key optical networking functions are now available for the first time in a hot pluggable, small form factor transceiver enabling simplified IP/Ethernet DWDM transport with density, cost, space, power, and deployment time savings to network operators. Menara’s 50 GHz tunable XFP products with integrated G.709 OTN and FEC are MSA compliant and operate up to an unregenerated reach of 2,000 km.

Menara Networks is conductling demonstrations of the new tunable XFP with integrated OTN in booth #2047 at OFC/NFOEC 2010.

Adam Hotchkiss, Menara’s vice president of product management, says: “Having all key DWDM transmission functions: OTN framing, FEC and now tunability in a XFP is a major milestone in our industry, and an achievement that will usher in a much more simplified packet transport architecture yielding substantial cost saving. Service providers are now able to reconcile the gap between the explosive packetized traffic growth and the steep price erosion they are facing.”

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