Services and Software

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New ADVA software delivers virtualised encryption solution

Now available from ADVA is the ConnectGuard cloud software, which is designed to deliver virtualised encryption in hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

Based on the company’s Ensemble Connector, ConnectGuard cloud features military-grade encryption and zero touch provisioning capabilities to allow customers to roll out secure cloud connectivity to thousands of endpoints within minutes.  The company says that ConnectGuard Cloud has been specifically engineered for this task.

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Sedona Systems launches Hierarchical SDN Controller for rapid service creation and assurance

Sedona Systems launched its new Hierarchical Network Controller product at this year’s OFC conference.

The product is designed to automatically discover, provision and optimise L0-L3 services across multilayer, multivendor, multi-domain networks, affording providers next generation software-defined networks as well as automated service creation and assurance. The controller is ‘hierarchical’ because it exists at the top level of the network control layer above domain controllers from packet and transport vendors.

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Keysight Technologies launches PathWave platform to integrate simulation, design, test workflows

Keysight Technologies has launched what it says is the industry’s first software platform that integrates design, test, measurement and analysis. PathWave is an open, scalable, and predictive software platform that integrates hardware and software at every stage in the product development workflow.

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Sedona launches NetFusion multilayer applications platform

Software company Sedona Systems has launched its NetFusion multilayer applications platform. Although the software has already been commercially deployed by more than one Tier 1 service provider, the company had neglected to formally announce the product, according to sources at OFC 2017 in Los Angeles. Sedona hopes to announce some of those customers in the coming months.

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Comsof launches FiberPlanIT Engineer

At the upcoming FTTH Conference 2017 in Marseille, Comsof will launch a new product: FiberPlanIT Engineer. This new product is an extension to the FiberPlanIT Designer that focuses on the design and planning stage of FTTx networks. With the addition of FiberPlanIT Engineer, Comsof says it can serve its customers during the construction phase as well.

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ECI adds LightCARE network monitoring to LightAPPS family

Optical transport systems vendor ECI has added a network maintenance app, LightCARE, to its LightAPPS family of applications for software-defined networking.

LightCARE continuously and proactively monitors the health of the network to pre-empt potential failures and avoid network downtime. This, in turn, increases customer satisfaction and loyalty, which are both important to any business.

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VPIphotonics and PhoeniX enable rapid circuit design for TriPleX technology

VPIphotonics and PhoeniX Software, in cooperation with LioniX International, have teamed up to develop a photonics process design kit (PDK) that supports circuit simulation and layout design of application-specific photonic integrated circuits (ASPICs) to be processed on LioniX International’s TriPleX technology platform.

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As data demand ramps ever higher, researchers are looking to innovative amplifier designs to help transport a broader light spectrum through optical fibres, finds Andy Extance

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Duncan Ellis shares his views about the increased focus on automation from network operators, and how the physical layer has so far stubbornly resisted the move

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Switching off copper networks where fibre has been deployed is the end game, so why are so few operators doing it, wonders Pauline Rigby

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With demand for fibre to the premises increasing, Keely Portway looks at the role training plays in ensuring installation skills remain available to meet this growing demand

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