Muxponder allows 400G capacity-per-wavelength
PacketLight Networks has released the PL-4000M muxponder.
Delivering 400G capacity over a single wavelength, it speeds implementation of new services or quickly increases existing network capacity for DCI, metro, short-, and long-haul applications. It does this by aggregating any mix of 10/25/100GbE, 16/32G FC, and OTU2/2e/4 services into one 400G coherent uplink.
The device reduces the total transport solution costs, as it takes up minimal rack space and lowers the power consumption per transmitted bit. It offers high levels of security with embedded Layer-1 GCM-AES-256 optical encryption using elliptic curve Diffie-Hellman key exchange.
The PL-4000M provides full demarcation between the service and the OTN/DWDM uplink and offers complete interoperability with third-party switches and routers. It delivers full visibility and performance monitoring of both the line optical transport layer (OTN) and service interfaces.
All optical modules are replaceable and pluggable from the front panel, which simplifies growth and maintenance. The PL-4000M supports pluggable fan units and dual redundant hot-pluggable AC/DC power supply units.