Menara Networks announces availability of new OTN tunable SFP+ for commercial and industrial temperature applications

Menara Networks said its OTN tunable SFP+ transceiver is generally available for commercial and industrial temperature applications. The "system-in-module" features integrated forward error correction (FEC) and improved monitoring capabilities.

Menara Networks said its OTN tunable SFP+ transceiver is generally available for commercial and industrial temperature applications. The "system-in-module" features integrated forward error correction (FEC) and improved monitoring capabilities.

According to Menara, its OTN SFP+ is based on the company's proprietary high speed integrated circuit, and delivers enhanced optical performance, FEC, and full G.709 OTNfunctionalities similar to functionalities in chassis-based DWDM transponders, in a pluggable small form factor.

Compatible with all key routers and Ethernet/MPLS switches, the OTN tunable SFP+ processes 10G Ethernet, 10G FC, and 9.96 Gbps SONET/SDH transparently, and is the only module in the industry capable of 120 km reach without optical amplification or dispersion compensation at 11.1 Gbps, Menara asserts. With "near-end" and "far-end" in-service monitoring, Menara's transceiver is well-suited for zero foot-print 10G NID applications, the company says. The Telcordia qualified module is tunable over the entire C-Band on the 50-GHz grid.

"We are happy to announce general availability of our OTN SFP+," said Siraj Nour ElAhmadi, Menara president and GM. "This product is now shipping to a major OEM customer and several service providers affording them significant footprint, power consumption, and cost advantages versus a transponder-based solution."

Last March, Menara began sampling its coherent CFP-DCO optical transceiver to selected customers, and its Tunable CFP-ODB 100-Gbps DWDM transceiver received a Lightwave Innovations Review ranking at OFC 2017 (see "Menara Networks samples 200-Gbps CFP-DCO coherent transceiver" and "Menara Networks/IPG Photonics Tunable CFP-ODB 100-Gbps DWDM Transceiver").

Recently, the company announced customer sampling of a new addition to its Hytham line of digital coherent 100G/200G pluggable modules, the company 200G digital CFP2-DCO module.

Menara Networks' Atlas line of OTN "system-in-a-module" and its Hytham line of 100G/200G digital coherent pluggable modules in an IP over DWDM application are on display at OFC 2018 this week in San Diego, CA. Attendees can learn more about the products by visiting Booth 4423.

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