PacketLight Networks PL-4000G 4.8T transponder
PacketLight Networks has released the PL-4000G 4.8T Transponder. The device transports a flexible mix of 400GbE and 100GbE client services over 400G wavelengths for high-capacity data centre interconnect applications
The PL-4000G modular, standards-based device increases network capacity and enables flexible pay-as-you-grow architecture by delivering up to 12x400GbE or up to 48x100GbE client services using QSFPDD-SR8/LR8 or QDFPDD-DR4/FR8 standard MSA pluggable modules, respectively. The device supports 400ZR, and OpenZR+ standards with industry-standard CFEC and OFEC respectively.
It supports standard MSA pluggable modules, which reduce power consumption by more than 70% and improve 100/400GbE port density. The transponder integrates mux/demux, two EDFAs and an optical switch, delivering the entire DWDM/OTN end-to-end infrastructure solution in a 1U form factor, and facilitating a cost-saving solution. The PL-4000G provides a full demarcation point between the 100GbE and 400GbE client services and the DWDM, and is interoperable with any third-party vendors’ switches and routers.