All-optical switch specialist Polatis has launched the Polatis 6000n Protection Services Switch (PSS) for protection against fibre layer network failure. The PSS is designed to be a compact and cost-effective alternative to the 1+1 protection switch modules used in multiservice provisioning platforms to create redundant network paths for wavelength and dark fibre services.
Optical Transmission Equipment
Optical transport vendor Coriant has announced CloudWave Optics, a versatile suite of software-programmable photonic layer technologies that brings a new level of flexibility, efficiency, and scalability to next-generation optical transmission networks.
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.
To address the needs of data centre operators, Ekinops has introduced its new 200G muxponder. Powerful, compact and with very low energy consumption, this 200G muxponder enables a substantial increase in capacity of optical transport networks to meet the needs of the data centre interconnect (DCI) market.
Optical systems vendor Infinera has expanded its Cloud Xpress family of metro cloud platforms, designed to address the needs of cloud service providers, Internet content providers, Internet Exchange service providers, large enterprises and other large-scale data centre operators. This release adds a new Cloud Xpress platform with 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) client services in the same compact form factor along with enhanced functionality.
The Apollo 9900 series from ECI Telecom is the densest, most energy efficient, hybrid OTN/packet switch on the market today, the company claims.
ECI will introduce the Apollo OPT 9900 series, the newest addition to its Apollo optical product line, at the WDM and Next Generation Optical Networking event in Nice, France, 22-25 June, at booth #11.
ADVA Optical Networking introduced its new network functions virtualisation (NFV) product family to the industry at the Open Networking Summit (ONS) 2015. The ADVA FSP 150-GE110Pro Series is a unique multi-layer service demarcation product that has been specifically engineered to enable network operators to smoothly introduce NFV-based services.
Packet-optical networking systems developer Transmode has announced the availability of the latest member of the EMXP IIe family, the EMXP IIe 240 providing very high-density and low-power 10G-based Ethernet switching for metro-edge P-OTS applications.
Optical network equipment supplier Ekinops has introduced a fronthaul product that addresses wireless service providers' urgent need to increase data capacity affordably and efficiently by taking fibre all the way to the base station.
Israeli optical transport vendor ECI Telecom has introduced the 400G flexible grid blade for its Apollo packet-optical product platform.
The 400G blade is designed to transport data with higher spectral efficiency and port density, resulting in reduced rack space and lower power consumption, the company says.
Cost and compatibility can make a compelling case for pushing 100Gb/s bandwidth over a single optical channel, both as individual links and supporting 400Gb/s Ethernet, finds Andy Extance
Robin Mersh takes a look at how the industry is creating next-generation optical access fit for 5G
Technological advances to aid the increasing demand for bandwidth, on the path towards the terabit network, should lead to optical signals that are flexible and adaptive, like water, argues Dr Maxim Kuschnerov and Dr Yin Wang