PacketLight Networks targets 4K video opportunities

Nov. 7, 2023
The company’s 200G DWDM platforms find utility in various data center and fiber network configurations.

PacketLight Networks announced that its 200G devices now support native 12G-SDI service for transporting 4K video.

The PL-2000M 200G Single Wavelength Muxponder and the PL-2000ADS 2x100G ADM/Muxponder for Short Haul networks transport a mix of data, storage, voice, and video services over data center interconnect, metro, and long-haul fiber optic networks.

12G-SDI is the latest service supported by these devices, which also supports the transport of 10/40/100 Gbps Ethernet and 8/16/32G Fibre Channel services. PacketLight has a complementary device that supports lower video service rates, such as 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, and SD-SDI, and can be integrated to form a solution for the entire video services spectrum.



PacketLight’s PL-2000M and PL-2000ADS devices support the aggregation and transport of 12x12G-SDI client services, transferred over a single 200G DWDM wavelength or over 2x100G OTN uplinks, over dark fiber networks and DWDM/OTN infrastructure. This saves fiber resources, facilitating a cost-effective 4K video transport network between remote broadcast locations, playout centers, studios, disaster recovery, and post-production sites.

The platform can deliver 12G-SDI service transparently without compression, ensuring full quality without degradation and low latency. Additionally, AES-256 encryption can be applied to all the 4K video channels transported between the sites to provide a high level of security.

“Supporting native 12G-SDI 4K service rate is an excellent enhancement to our offering of DWDM for video transport, and we are seeing more video service providers, TV stations and studios requiring it,” said Koby Reshef, CEO of PacketLight. “It empowers our customers’ video distribution network by seamlessly adding 12G-SDI over their brownfield or greenfield fiber optic infrastructure, simplifying their network, and adding 4K services on them.”

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