Pan Dacom Direkt boosts optical nets with pluggable 800 Gbps muxponder

Created December 10, 2021
Technologies and Products

The SPEED-MUX 800G is claimed to be the world’s first pluggable compact 800 Gbps multiprotocol multiplexer card with pluggable CFP2 modules and AES 256 Layer 1 encryption. The card can be equipped, depending on its configuration, with up to four QSFP28 or four QSFP-DD transceivers and  a direct aggregation of 100, 200 and 400 Gigabit Ethernet is possible. Optionally, an ultra-low latency AES 256 Layer 1 encryption can be enabled for high-level security.

Pan Dacom Direkt says it’s new pluggable muxponder card supports two CFP2 line transceivers, which can transmit up to 2×400 Gbps over one DWDM wavelength each. This allows the transmission of up to 64 DWDM wavelengths, supporting 25.6 Tbps over only one optical fibre. The SPEED-MUX 800G can be deployed as dual 400G transponder card by using QSFP-DD transceivers, which offers investment protection in the context of future network expansions.

For more information, visit


This article was written
by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.