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Transmode expands EMXP IIe family for 10G packet-optical networks

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.

Transmode has been at the forefront of the rapid migration to metro and regional packet-optical transport systems (P-OTS) which integrate Layer 2 Ethernet into the optical platforms. The company is currently shipping these products across the globe and was the leading vendor of P-OTS products in EMEA in 2014 according to analyst firm IHS Infonetics.

Transmode's EMXP II/IIe family combines the best of the optical and Ethernet worlds including MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE2.0) services, MPLS-TP and OTN transport, the company claims. The EMXP family provides Ethernet and MPLS-TP services with industry-leading transport performance such as ultra-low latency and zero jitter to ensure high service performance. The family of plug-in units also supports SyncE and 1588v2 for mobile and other synchronisation sensitive traffic.

The new EMXP IIe 240 unit extends the switching and port density with support for 240G non-blocking switching and 24 x 10G ports on a single plug-in unit. Each 10G port supports either client or long reach (1500 to 2000km) optics with tunable DWDM optics and Forward Error Correction (FEC) via standard GFEC or super-FEC options. This configuration of effectively 24 x 10G long reach transponders and a central 240G switch on a single unit gives very high 10G port density and power consumption as low as 5W per 10G port even when DWDM optics are used in all ports.

Magnus Grenfeldt, Transmode's vice president product management, commented: "The metro P-OTS market is the fastest growing segment of the optical networking industry and one that Transmode already serves well via a unique family of packet-optical transport switches, the EMXP family. This new family member extends our 10G capabilities both in terms of switching capacity and density and forms the ideal base to feed the migration to 100G deeper in the network."

The family supports 1G, 10G and 100G Ethernet capabilities and spans applications from the customer premise to the core network. Recent software releases for the entire family include industry leading P-OTS capabilities such as advanced 1+1 and N+N multi-chassis link aggregation (LAG) and Ring on LAG protection schemes for highly resilient network architectures.



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