PacketLight Networks, a provider of DWDM and optical transport networking (OTN) solutions, has announced an upgrade to the PL-2000DC transponder solution, capable of providing 2.4T in a 1U device using dual drawers of 1.2T each, with 600G capacity over a single wavelength for data center interconnect (DCI), the company said.
The PL-2000DC also allows carriers and enterprises 400G and 200G over a single wavelength for metro and long haul networks, respectively, and provides a significant reduction in cost and footprint for transporting up to 24 x 100G LAN and OTU4.
The PL-2000DC is a dynamic solution with market modularity, equipped with 600G/1.2T pluggable drawers, enabling true pay-as-you-grow architecture. It provides the same amount of flexibility with more capacity in each drawer, and a further reduction in CAPEX and OPEX. The optical interfaces and services are interoperable with all third-party switches and routers in order to give enterprises maximum ability to grow their infrastructure at their own pace and within a completely vendor-agnostic environment.
In addition to improvement over capacity/distance of the solution, the new drawer provides embedded Layer-1 optical encryption to enable point-to-point security across the fiber. The upgraded PL-2000DC will be commercially available in Q4 2018.
PacketLight Networksâ¢ offers a suite of 1U metro and long haul CWDM/DWDM and OTN solutions, as well as Layer-1 optical encryption for transport of data, storage, voice and video applications over dark fiber and WDM networks. PacketLight provides the entire optical layer transport solution within a highly integrated compact platform, designed for maximum flexibility, easy maintenance and operation, with real pay-as-you-grow architecture, while maintaining a high level of reliability and low cost.