Friday, March 1, 2013

OFC/NFOEC Booth Tour: Calient Technologies

CALIENT Technologies introduced a new 320-port photonic switch designed for data center applications. The new switch leverages the company's patented 3D microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) switching technology, can be used to create a scalable, flexible, switched network fabric, with total throughput of 3.2 TB that connects top-of-rack switches and core routers.

 CALIENT’s enabling technology is a three-dimensional array of silicon micro mirrors that are used to switch up to 320 incoming fiber optic signals from any port to any output port. The module delivers switching speed of less than 25 milliseconds, and offers redundant control processors and high availability Linux OS carrier-grade OS.

 At OFC/NFOEC, CALIENT is showing the S320 for the first time.