PRODUCT

PacketLight offers PL-2000ADS muxponder for short-haul networks

PacketLight Networks has launched the PL-2000ADS, a 200G 1U multi-protocol multi-rate muxponder/transponder device for short-haul and encryption applications.

The new unit is designed for high-capacity optical transport in short haul, campuses, and access networks. With low power consumption and compact dimensions, the PL-2000ADS reduces the overall cost of providing these high-capacity links over shorter distances, according to PacketLight.

“Next-generation optical transport solutions call for higher capacity, better performance and powerful encryption while meeting tight budgets,” said Koby Reshef, CEO of PacketLight Networks. “The PL-2000ADS exceeds this high standard with an integrated ultra-low cost 100G connectivity solution for short-haul applications of up to 40km links.”

The modular unit provides enterprises and data centres with cost-effective, high-capacity optical transport by aggregating a flexible mix of client interfaces onto a dual 100G OTU4 uplink. It can handle 10G/40G/100G Ethernet, 8G/16G/32G Fibre Channel, STM64/OC192, OTU2/2e and OTU4 client services. This versatility enables seamless migration to future protocol and rate requirements without replacing the unit.

The DWDM uplink transmission is via a pair of 100G coherent modules in the CFP2 module format.

The PL-2000ADS can also function as a standalone 200G Layer-1 encryption device, allowing enterprises with a DWDM network to enhance their network security without altering their infrastructure. The product complies with FIPS 140-2 Level 2 security requirements, and provides GCM-AES-256 encryption and key exchange based on the Diffie-Hellman (DH) protocol, without compromising performance.

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