Tuesday, May 4, 2010

ADVA Optical Clocks 80% Lower Latency than WDM

ADVA Optical Networking confirmed that its low-latency optical transport solutions offer 80% lower latency than traditional WDM options. The ADVA FSP 3000 incorporates latency-optimized optical terminals, dispersion compensation, transponders and amplifiers. The platform enables enterprises to expand their network to up to 120 wavelengths while offering protocol flexibility, including InfiniBand and multiple Fibre Channel speeds.

Lower latency can be a strategic advantage for financial institutions. ADVA said the combination of the right dark fiber provider, co-location and carrier partnerships, coupled with the fastest transmission equipment can help financial institutions respond faster to market changes than their competition. ADVA has more than 15 years of experience delivering ultra low-latency optical transport solutions for the financial industry.

"Most carrier-only platforms are built around standards-compliant technologies such as Forward Error Correction (FEC), which introduce latency. The FSP 3000, on the other hand, has been designed to meet the most demanding enterprise requirements in regards to latency and transport efficiency. Every component from transmitter to receiver has been optimized for speed. Transmission link design including optical amplification and dispersion compensation has been optimized, and everything that could potentially cause latency has been eliminated," said Christoph Glingener, chief technology officer of ADVA Optical Networking.

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