There’s no denying that the last two decades have seen demand for bandwidth increasing – something that has provided much opportunity for growth for the networking market, but also presented it with some major challenges.
Optical transport equipment developer XKL has introduced the DarkStar Mux/Demux – Amplifier (DMD-A) optical utility appliance, which allows businesses to add capacity to their optical networks with ease.
The mux/demux combines wavelengths from a DarkStar DWDM optical transport platform onto the same fibre. A variety of filter options are provided including 48-channel or 96-channel mux/demux and 4-band or 6-band combiner filter, which can be configured for point-to-point or east/west nodes.
The latest product from XKL LLC, a provider of enterprise fibre-optic networking systems, extends existing network elements creating new capacity on full or near-capacity core fibre-optic networks.
A progression of the company’s DarkStar optical networking suite, the DST10-10 is a plug-and-play device that adds to existing Layer 1 transport networks and boosts bandwidth by pressing unused WDM channels into service, significantly increasing network capacity.
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