Optical Transmission Equipment

XKL unveils DarkStar DST10-10 optical capacity extender

The latest product from XKL LLC, a provider of enterprise fibre-optic networking systems, extends existing network elements creating new capacity on full or near-capacity core fibre-optic networks.

A progression of the company’s DarkStar optical networking suite, the DST10-10 is a plug-and-play device that adds to existing Layer 1 transport networks and boosts bandwidth by pressing unused WDM channels into service, significantly increasing network capacity.

Ekinops 200G muxponder targets data centre interconnect

To address the needs of data centre operators, Ekinops has introduced its new 200G muxponder. Powerful, compact and with very low energy consumption, this 200G muxponder enables a substantial increase in capacity of optical transport networks to meet the needs of the data centre interconnect (DCI) market.

Infinera adds 100 Gigabit Ethernet to Cloud Xpress family

Optical systems vendor Infinera has expanded its Cloud Xpress family of metro cloud platforms, designed to address the needs of cloud service providers, Internet content providers, Internet Exchange service providers, large enterprises and other large-scale data centre operators. This release adds a new Cloud Xpress platform with 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) client services in the same compact form factor along with enhanced functionality.

ADVA launches new NFV demarcation product family

ADVA Optical Networking introduced its new network functions virtualisation (NFV) product family to the industry at the Open Networking Summit (ONS) 2015. The ADVA FSP 150-GE110Pro Series is a unique multi-layer service demarcation product that has been specifically engineered to enable network operators to smoothly introduce NFV-based services.

Ekinops introduces support for wireless fronthaul

Optical network equipment supplier Ekinops has introduced a fronthaul product that addresses wireless service providers' urgent need to increase data capacity affordably and efficiently by taking fibre all the way to the base station.

ECI Telecom adds 400G blade to Apollo platform

Israeli optical transport vendor ECI Telecom has introduced the 400G flexible grid blade for its Apollo packet-optical product platform.

The 400G blade is designed to transport data with higher spectral efficiency and port density, resulting in reduced rack space and lower power consumption, the company says.

Xtera launches flex-rate channel card for 100G/100G+

Xtera Communications has launched its new flex-rate card, a next-generation coherent 100G/100G+ channel card to meet today’s and tomorrow’s ever-growing bandwidth demands.

The new card combines high transmission performance with multiple levels of flexibility in optical networking, including selectable wavelength to operate on either fixed or flexible optical grid and programmable signal protocols on the client side, and programmable modulation format (QPSK, 8QAM, or 16QAM), optical channel rate and spectral efficiency on the line side.

MRV upgrades optical channel manager module

MRV Communications has introduced new levels of visibility and intelligence to its optical channel manager (OCM) module, providing intelligent wavelength monitoring for the OptiDriver optical transport platform.

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