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

Created June 23, 2015
Technologies and Products

Transmode, a global supplier of packet optical networking solutions, has announced the availability of the latest member of its EMXP IIe family, the EMXP IIe 240, which offers high density and low power 10G-based Ethernet switching for Metro-Edge P-OTS applications.

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

Transmode’s EMXP II/IIe family combines what it calls “the best of the optical and Ethernet worlds”, including MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE2.0) services, MPLS-TP and OTN transport. 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 synchronization sensitive traffic.

The new EMXP IIe 240 unit extends the switching and port density with support for 240G non-blocking switching and 24x 10G ports on a single plug-in unit. Each 10G port supports either client or long reach (1500 to 2000 km) optics with tunable DWDM optics and Forward Error Correction (FEC) via standard GFEC or super-FEC options.

Magnus Grenfeldt, Transmode’s VP Product Management, said, “The Metro P-OTS market is the fastest growing segment of the optical networking industry and one that Transmode already serves well via our 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 LAG and Ring on LAG protection schemes for highly resilient network architectures.


By Matthew Peach


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Matthew Peach is a freelance technology journalist specialising in photonics and communications. He has previously worked for several business-to-business publishers, editing a range of high-tech magazines and websites.