PacketLight Networks debuts optical networking suite upgrades

PacketLight Networks said it will use this week's Next Generation Optical Networking Conference and Data Center Interconnect (NGON & DCI) Europe Conference 2018 in Nice, France, to debut feature upgrades to its optical networking suite. The improvements, principally to elements of its PL-2000 line, will increase flexibility and functionality to advance PacketLight's pay-as-you-grow architecture for customers.

PacketLight Networks said it will use this week's Next Generation Optical Networking Conference and Data Center Interconnect (NGON & DCI) Europe Conference 2018 in Nice, France, to debut feature upgrades to its optical networking suite. The improvements, principally to elements of its PL-2000 line, will increase flexibility and functionality to advance PacketLight's pay-as-you-grow architecture for customers, says the optical transport equipment developer.

PacketLight Networks offers 1U DWDM and Optical Transport Network (OTN) platforms designed to minimize rack space use while meeting cooling needs and securing data with embedded Layer 1 optical encryption. Feature upgrades to its optical networking suite include the following:

· For the PL-2000M/AD/ADS, an enhanced suite of 100G and 200G muxponder and transponder capabilities for data center interconnect (DCI), short-haul, metro, and long-haul. The new features enable service providers to deliver flexible bandwidth to customers with low granularity and offer Ethernet managed services by leveraging rate limit over 10G, 40G, and 100G interfaces. PacketLight Networks says the new muxponder and transponder options enable capacity and price flexibility as well as improved bandwidth use and cost savings.

· PacketLight's PL-2000M 100G and 200G multi-protocol multi-rate muxponder/transponder and the PL-2000DC optical transport platform now enjoy improved dispersion compensation and optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) to broaden optical link performance and reach. The enhancements enable upgraded 100G services for ultra-long-haul applications, alien wavelength transmission over third-party networks, and network expansion over distances up to 4,000 km while eliminating the need for regenerators.

· Diverse crypto officers now can separately manage customer-designated ports separately on PacketLight's products with embedded Layer 1 encryption. This feature enables management of “unique shared secrets” and encryption. This enables service providers to supply improved usability and security to individual customers by enabling these customers to solely manage their own encrypted services, says PacketLight Networks.

The most recent upgrades follow an announcement this past March that PacketLight Networks had upgraded its PL-2000DC transponder to offer 2.4 Tbps in a 1RU device using dual drawers of 1.2 Tbps each (see "PacketLight Networks upgrades PL-2000DC to 2.4 Tbps in 1RU").

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