Sunday, March 17, 2013

Menara Announces Metro 100G Tunable DWDM Transceiver with OTN and FEC

Menara Networks introduced a 100G "System-in-a-Module" that integrates OTU4 framing, ultra FEC, full C-band tunability and 100GE performance monitoring in a 100% MSA compliant CFP form factor with a standard CAUI interface.

"Menara Networks continues on its march to simplify the optical network and help carriers and data center operators bridge the gap between the growing network cost and the declining revenue per bit," said Siraj Nour ElAhmadi, Menara Co-Founder and CEO. "We continue to believe that WDM transmission is a cost and not a revenue center to service providers. Our latest DWDM 100G "System-in-a-module" OTN CFP brings the same level of disruption to the economics, size and power of 100G WDM transmission as our OTN XFP did to 10G transmission."

Menara's patented "System-in-a-Module"  maps a 100GE payload into an ITU G.709 compliant OTU4 frame while offering non-intrusive monitoring of the Ethernet frame statistics. ITU G.975.1 compliant forward error correction is supported with configurable coding gain up to 9.4dB for use over amplified DWDM systems. The OTU4 signal is then transmitted using optical duo-binary signal (ODB) dispersion tolerant modulation over 4 optical channels on the ITU 50 GHz grid. Each of the four channels can be independently tuned over any of the 102 channels supported on ITU 50 GHz grid.

Furthermore, Menara offers a PRBS line performance checker/generator, an extensive set of OTU4 Performance monitoring pints and alarms and has a built-in OTN SNMP MIB accessible through the front Ethernet face plate for ease of configuration and management.

Menara confirmed that it has received an order from a Tier-1 system vendor for this product.

Menara is also announcing the Armada 1000-GM, a 1RU 100G WDM transport solution that offers 100G transponder and 10G/40G muxponder functions into a tunable CFP based OTU4 100G uplink. The compact Armada 1000-GM also includes integrated EDFA optical amplifiers and dispersion compensating modules offering a complete 100G DWDM transmission solution for metro and data center interconnection applications in a compact 1 RU footprint.