June 5, 2006 Chicago, IL -- ECI Telecom Ltd. has unveiled new features for its XDM optical platform. The latest XDM release enhances both WDM/ROADM and SONET/SDH functionality.
ECI's ROADM enables service providers to build agile, scalable, and future-proof networks, based on a 10-degree WSS ROADM plus a lambda management suite, the company says. It also features a ROADM-optimized amplifier.
The XDM-40 extends DWDM and OTN networks to the access and customer premises. On the other hand, new high-end reach extension technologies, such as enhanced coding for 10G wavelength, LiNbO3 transceivers, and a range of optical fiber amplifiers and Raman amplifiers, enable XDM networks to cover more than 1,500 km as well as to cross undersea and remote areas of over 300 km without in-line amplifiers or regenerators.
The latest release also offers a full set of OTN-based transponders and combiners, including support of 10G LAN over full standard OTN. A new double-capacity 120-Gbit/sec SONET matrix provides sub-lambda grooming of various voice and data services over OTN.
Enhanced, fully automatic power balancing and a new on-line network connectivity tool minimize manual efforts required to set up, expand, and reconfigure the network, thereby reducing OPEX and ensuring maximum QoS.
Future features that are underway include 40-Gbit/sec transponders and combiners; plus an add-on control card for Automatically Switched Optical Network (ASON).
"Service providers both in North America and in the global market are looking for the best way to provide new revenue generating triple-play and business data services, while continuingly reducing the total cost of ownership of their networks," said Eyal Shaked, executive vice president and general manager of ECI Telecom's Optical Networks Division. "This new XDM feature set is one of the most comprehensive ECI has ever released, offering agility, reach, modularity, and ease of operation. We believe this makes the XDM one of the most advanced metro/regional WDM/ROADM platforms available, allowing our customers to successfully build end-to-end solutions and be more competitive in their business."
ECI's XDM optical platform is managed via ECI's LightSoft network management system, enabling service providers to easily control and provision new services.