September 14, 2005 Stockholm, Sweden -- Transmode today announced enhancements to a range of 10-Gbit/sec networking options available across its TM-Series and TS-Series platforms, as well as expanded system reach and capacity for its TM-Series family. The announcements were made during this week's Networks Telecom event in Stockholm.
The company says that both its TM-Series and TS-Series platforms will now use XFP 10-Gbit/sec pluggable optics in addition to the existing 10-Gbit/sec optics available on the TM-Series platform. The company says the use of the XFP optical modules brings both platforms in line with its currently available pluggable CWDM/DWDM 2.5-Gbit/sec optics and provides 10-Gbit/sec capability across all network types, from enterprise and campus networks to metro, metro core, and regional applications.
The TS-1100 will support 10-Gbit/sec traffic through the company's 7900 multirate transponder, supporting 10-Gigabit Ethernet WAN PHY and LAN PHY, STM-64/OC-192, and 10G Fibre Channel using XFP optics. The TM-Series will employ the company's TP-D10G-lite double transponder, supporting two 10-Gbit/sec services using XFP optics. The company also says it will continue to provide its existing, fixed 10-Gbit/sec optics.
"Transmode has always taken the lead in the pursuit of simple-to-use and modular WDM solutions," says Patrik von Matern, director of product management for Transmode. "The introduction of XFP optics continues this trend, and enables our existing and future customers to really take advantage of low cost 10-Gbit/sec networking."
The company also announced expanded amplified reach and capacity for its TM-Series platform. The company says this upgrade will enable deployment of regional networks with links of up to 300 km for 32 channels, beyond the previous capability of 200 km with 16 channels. The company says the unamplified DWDM configuration of its TM-Series supports up to 40 channels through use of a single-fiber working architecture.