Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Fujitsu Packs 80G Capacity into OTN Edge Switch


Fujitsu introduced its FLASHWAVE CDS Micro Packet Optical Networking Platform (Packet ONP) for Optical Transport Network (OTN) switching.

The FLASHWAVE CDS 6.1, which leverages in-house designed OTN technology, boasts 80G of non-blocking (any to any) ODU0/1/2 switching within a 2RU rack space – the highest available density in the industry.  The FLASHWAVE CDS 6.1 is fully environmentally hardened and can be deployed anywhere including an OSP cabinet or up on a telephone pole. It has a 19”, 2RU, 300mm footprint and doesn’t require other elements such as external fans or baffles. The CDS family of I/O units provides a full set of functionality from Ethernet aggregation with full traffic management, to simple Ethernet over SONET, to being a distributed OTN switch.

The OTN unit has a wide range of pluggable optics options including an 88 channel Full Band Tuneable XFP that allows the user to bypass transponders when co-located with ROADMs.

Fujitsu said its FLASHWAVE CDS 6.1 can save Service Providers significant operational costs by acting as a Gateway Network Element to the downstream FNC SONET family of devices, while being transparent to other SONET devices that are unmanaged.

"Several vendors offer OTN encapsulation but Fujitsu is unique in that we have invested in our own intellectual property to ensure customers receive maximum value,” said Rod Naphan, Senior Vice President of Product and Strategic Planning, Fujitsu Network Communications. "Developing our OTN technology in-house means the FLASHWAVE CDS 6.1 provides performance and reliability that, while adhering to industry standards, provides additional added value compared to ‘off the shelf‘ components. This is particularly important when dealing with services that cross multiple technologies, e.g., Ethernet/SONET/OTN. Fujitsu has a long standing tradition of optical integration and OTN is the latest proof point. We will continue to bring value to our customer base by leveraging our OTN investment across the Packet-Optical portfolio, increasing commonality thereby lowering Capex and Opex costs."

http://www.fujitsu.com/us/news/pr/fnc_20130213.html
http://www.fujitsu.com

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