Monday, November 7, 2011

ECI Converges Layers 0-3 with Apollo OMLT

ECI Telecom is taking the next step beyond packet-optical transport system (P-OTS) with a new modular platform that integrates L0 to L3 functionality with a single management system for all layers.


The Apollo Optimized Multi-Layer Transport system (OMLT) addresses metro core and regional networks for carriers shifting from traditional ring-based architecture to mesh-based and OTN switching architecture. With the OMLT, ECI's aim is to address shortcomings of packet-optical transport system (P-OTS), especially the need to deploy additional Carrier Ethernet platforms with separate management systems to support advanced data services.


ECI said its OMLT reduces infrastructure costs by optimizing the whole (multi-layered) architecture instead of the individual parts (layers), while simplifying the provisioning of new wavelength, private line, L2 or L3 services. The OMLT features a Universal fabric supporting OTN, Ethernet and switching between the two. The control plane uses GMPLS across the data (MPLS-TP) and optical layers.


The Apollo product launch includes six platforms:


Apollo OPT9603 – A compact OMLT system for metro access. It provides cost-effective aggregation of TDM and Ethernet/MPLS over OTN and WDM.


Apollo OPT9604 – Metro-edge OMLT that provides cost-effective aggregation of TDM, Ethernet and IP/MPLS over OTN and WDM. It can be configured as a pure optical networking platform (with OTN, ROADM and high-capacity WDM capabilities), a CESR with 50Gbps packet switching capacity, or an integrated packet-optical solution.


Apollo OPT9608 – Metro-edge OMLT that provides cost-effective aggregation of TDM, Ethernet and IP/MPLS over OTN and WDM. It can be configured as a pure optical networking platform (with OTN, ROADM and high-capacity WDM capabilities), a CESR with 100Gbps packet switching capacity, or an integrated packet-optical solution.


Apollo OPT9624 – OMLT for the metro, metro core and long-haul portions of the network. It provides cost-effective aggregation of TDM, Ethernet and IP/MPLS over OTN and WDM. It can be configured as a pure optical networking platform (with OTN, ROADM and high-capacity WDM capabilities), a multi-terabit ODU cross-connect with full WDM capability, a CESR with 100Gbps and multi-terabit packet switching capacity, or an integrated packet-optical solution.


Apollo OPT9648 – High-capacity OMLT system for the metro core and long-haul portions of the network. It provides cost-effective aggregation of TDM, Ethernet and IP/MPLS over OTN and WDM. It can be configured as a pure optical networking platform (with OTN, ROADM and high-capacity WDM capabilities), a multi-terabit ODU cross-connect with full WDM capability, a CESR with multi-terabit packet switching capacity, or an integrated packet-optical solution.


Artemis 1P/2Pe – Compact passive optical platforms providing a cost-effective solution for passive modules. Artemis platforms are available in different form factors, and accordingly optimized. They can be installed with any Apollo platform or as a standalone on top of any other equipment, to provide a passive WDM solution.


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