Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sycamore Enhances it Optical Switching/Transport with OTN

Sycamore Networks has added Optical Transport Network (OTN) capabilities to its suite of integrated switching and transport offerings on the SN 16000 Intelligent Optical Switching Platform.

The new industry-standard (ITU-T G.709) interface module supports -- on a single card -- a wide range of client service rates and high-speed transport options, including Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, SONET, SDH, and in-service pluggable optics. Enhanced with the OTN G.709 Line Interface Module (LIM), the full-featured USC further simplifies the design, configuration, and deployment of different traffic types and converged services over dynamic optical transport networks. Leveraging common networking (BroadLeaf) and management (SILVX) intelligence shared by all Sycamore optical switches, the Sycamore OTN solution brings a new level of flexibility and efficiency to end-to-end, multi-service transport.

The OTN G.709 USC solution supports both the standard Forward Error Correction (FEC) and enhanced FEC optimized for long distance transmission. The standards-based OTN interface module also supports software configurable full C-band tunable optics, which dramatically simplifies wavelength activation and allows network operators to reduce the number of collocated DWDM equipment (e.g., transponders, regenerators) in integrated switching and transport applications.

Sycamore said the solution is already deployed in a Tier 1 carrier network.

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