PacketLight Networks, a developer of DWDM and optical fibre networking solutions, has announced feature improvements to its suite of optical networking products. The company this week showcased the upgraded solutions at the Next Generation Optical Networking Conference & Data Centre Interconnect (NGON & DCI) Europe Conference. The enhancements are said to “increase flexibility and functionality to further support PacketLight’s dedication to pay-as-you-grow architecture for customers”.
PacketLight develops high quality, reliable, modular DWDM and OTN solutions that enable enterprises, carriers, and service providers to cost-effectively build out or upgrade the speed and capacity of their optical networks. PacketLight’s 1U products ensure minimal use of rack space while meeting cooling requirements and protecting data with embedded Layer-1 optical encryption.
Feature improvements include:
• Rate Limit of Ethernet services; applies to PL-2000M/AD/ADS). The suite of 100G/200G muxponder and transponder solutions for DCI, short-haul, metro and long-haul, now allows service providers to offer flexible bandwidth to customers with low granularity for delivering Ethernet managed services, using rate limit over 10G/40G/100G interfaces. This creates flexibility in pricing and capacity, based on specific customer needs, providing better utilisation of bandwidth and cost savings.
• Enhanced 100G wavelength solution for distances up to 4,000 km; applies to PL-2000M/DC). PacketLight’s PL-2000M 100G/200G multi-protocol multi-rate muxponder/transponder, and the PL-2000DC optical transport platform now have an improved dispersion compensation and optical signal-to-noise ratio extending optical link reach and performance. This facilitates enhanced 100G services for ultra long-haul applications, alien wavelength over third party networks, and network expansion over distances up to 4,000 km without the need for regenerators.
• Multi-crypto officer infrastructure feature; applies to all products with embedded encryption. Different crypto officers can now separately manage customer-designated ports on PacketLight’s suite of 1U products with embedded Layer-1 encryption, including the use of unique shared secrets and encryption management. This feature enables service providers to offer improved usability and security to the individual customer over their infrastructure by allowing them to be the sole manager of their own encrypted services.
Expanded service offerings
“PacketLight is steadfast in our commitment to continuously enhance and improve our products, allowing customers to expand their service offerings and meet network needs at an affordable cost,” commented Koby Reshef, CEO of PacketLight Networks. “Our vendor-agnostic solutions enable companies to grow at their own pace with no change to their existing infrastructure, while keeping up with rising data demands.”
PacketLight Networks offers a suite of leading 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 fibre 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.