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100G Optical Transport Solutions for Metro and Long Haul Networks

Tel Aviv, Israel – June 7th, 2012

PacketLight Networks developed the Industry’s first standards-based, 1RU Metro and Long Haul 100G Muxponder/Transponder...

PacketLight Networks: Products


PacketLight’s product portfolio includes:

  • WDM Product Family
  • 100G DWDM Product Suite
  • Transponder Solutions
  • Muxponder Solutions
  • OTN Solutions
  • Optical Amplifiers
  • Passive Solutions
  • Management Systems

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PacketLight’s product portfolio is designed with the following mindset:

Carrier grade reliability

PacketLight Networks offers reliable, carrier grade CWDM, DWDM and OTN solutions that ensure access to business and critical data while protecting investment with scalable, pay-as-you grow architecture without service disruption,and carrier class service with guaranteed SLA (Service Level Agreement).

Rich high-end feature set

PacketLight’s unique, integrated (1U) architecture is carrier grade feature rich and allows scalability, manageability and ease of use and maintenance to support any WDM infrastructure from simple Point-to-Point networks to carrier class metro access rings and linear add-and-drop networks.

Flexibility and scalability

PacketLight’s product suite offers multirate Transponders, Muxponders, Optical Amplification, pluggable optics and ROADM to provide unlimited flexibility to build a cost effective, scalable, highly efficient optical network infrastructure for carriers, enterprise campuses and Data Centers.

Compact, low power consumption solution

PacketLight products present the leading edge in small footprint WDM products. They have the highest port density in 1U footprint, thus decreasing the cost of space and power consumption, the two issues that are the biggest challenges for data centers and central offices.

Operate your network with ease

PacketLight’s NMS/EMS LightWatch and the built-in free web bassed management tools provide remote configuration, performence monitoring, fault management, and ease of administration capabilities that enable a user to quickly adapt to the equipment without complicated education process.

Solutions that provide solid savings

PacketLight’s modular design allows customers true pay-as-you-grow architecture to significantly decrease CAPEX. In addition, simplified operation and remote management eliminate high maintenance cost decreasing the overall OPEX of the organization.

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PacketLight's WDM Product Suite


PacketLight Networks offers a wide range of WDM (Wavelength Division Multiplexing) optical networking products that allow transport of any mix of services from 2Mbps up to 10Gbe over dark fiber and WDM networks providing for the entire set of the most demanding CWDM and DWDM network infrastructure needs.

PacketLight’s products are designed to be the most cost effective and compact 1U WDM solutions that aid services providers, dark fiber developers, and enterprises increase their fiber capacity while maintaining the flexibility of growth and high ROI. They provide necessary platforms to allow smooth and effective transition into a WDM optical network to satisfy today’s high bandwidth needs while reducing the implementation, maintenance and growth costs.

PacketLight's full scale WDM product suite is ideal for not only services providers, but also dark fiber developers, data centers, financial institutions, campuses and enterpirses. Our WDM products are supported and implemented by hundreds of partners, distributors, VAR’s and customers all over the world.

100G DWDM Product Suite

1000G DWDM

PacketLight Networks developed the Industry’s first standards-based, 1RU Metro and Long Haul 100G DWDM Muxponder/Transponder. The PL-1000GM/GT is an OIF standards based 1RU 100G platform that aggregates Multirate Multiprotocol 8G/10G and 40G services such as 10G/40G Eth, 8G/10G FC and OC192/STM64, OTU2/OTU3 in a single 100G OTU4 uplink trunk.

PacketLight offers three options for 100G DWDM solution:

  • 100G Muxponder for metro networks that reach up to 480km
  • 100G coherent Muxponder based on industry standard OIF coherent Transponder that can reach up to 2,000km for ultra-long-haul networks
  • 100G Transponder for both coherent long haul non and coherent metro applications

PacketLight's 100G DWDM solutions offer multirate transport capability and a smooth transition from 10G/40G to 100G client interfaces. All solutions can operate over existing 10G networks and seamlessly increase their capacity to 100G DWDM network.

PacketLight's 100G DWDM solutions are standards based ITU-T G.709 with Forward Error Correction (FEC) GFEC and are interaoperable with any sdandards based 3rd party equipment.

Transponder Solutions


100G Coherent DWDM Transponder for Long Haul and Metro applications

100Gbe Transponder solutions for Long haul and Metro networks

10Gbe Multiprotocol OTN Transponder - PL-1000TN

Up to 6 Multiprotocol transponders for mapping 8G/10G Services over OTU2 networks.

10Gb Ethernet DWDM Transponder- PL-1000

The most complete 1U, 4 channels 10G DWDM solution

Universal 100M to 16G Transponder - PL-1000TE

Universal CWDM/DWDM 100Mb to 16G optical transport product supporting up to 8 transponders with flexible mix of industry standard based protocols. It integrates a rich and cost effective feature set in a compact 1U chassis with low power consumption

10G and 8G FC WDM Transponder - PL-1000E

PL-1000E is a unique 1U, all-in-one optical product supporting a combination of Sub 10G Services and 8G/10G services

WDM Sub-10 Solutions - PL-400

Highly flexible metro CWDM DWDM optical networking platform for transport of storage, data, voice, and video applications over dark fiber and CWDM DWDM optical networks.

Muxponder Solutions


PacketLight Networks WDM product line offers a solution for solving the newly formulated challenges and meets all of the criteria for planning a stable, easily managed and expandable fiber optic network efficiently and at considerably lower costs. PacketLight’s muxponder family of products consisting of sub-10G muxponders and 10G Muxponder into 100G uplink is designed specifically to meet these challenges and provides efficient and flexible aggregation layer of multi-protocol/multirate sub-10G and 10G/40G services into common optical transport layer using OTU2 and OTU4 uplink trunksrespectively. Increasing fiber utilization and spectral efficiency of data transport further reduces the solution cost and operation complexity while increasing the reach and simplifying the growth path.

100G DWDM Muxponder Solutions

100G Muxponder Solutions for Metro and Long Haul Networks

10G Multirate/Multiprotocol CWDM DWDM Muxponder - PL-2000

10G muxponder PL-2000 is an advanced Multirate/Multiprotocol Muxponder, with flexible uplink aggregation capacity of up to 20G

10GB Ethernet DWDM Muxponder- PL-1000EM

Increase fiber utilization and spectral efficiency of data transport with PL-1000EM while improving the solution cost.

PL-400 Dual 4xGbE 4G Muxponder

PL-400 can integrate up to two muxponders aggregating 4xGbE services into one wavelength of 4Gb. Fully populated PL-400 allows transport of 4xGbE+1 or 8GbE+2 services thus increasing the fiber utilization of already existing CWDM or DWDM Network.

OTN Solutions


As result of the growth trends, a new Optical Transport Network (OTN) layer evolved over WDM network enabling more efficient convergence of traditional SONET/SDH and new data services. The OTN layer is designed to for highly effective mapping of different protocols and rates into the same 10G uplink pipe providing high bandwidth capabilities, low heat dissipation, compact rack space requirements, and comparatively low cost. Furthermore, OTN infrastructure enables transport over longer distances with less regeneration sites by utilizing forward error correction (FEC) mechanism embedded within the OTN layer. Thus, the OTN layer forms the most efficient and cost effective Multi Service Provisioning Platform (MSPP) over WDM infrastructure.

100G OTN Optical Solutions

100G Muxponder and Transponder for metro and coherent optical long haul applications. The PL-1000GM/GT is an OIF standards based 1RU 100G DWDM platform that aggregates Multirate Multiprotocol 8G/10G and 40G services such as 10G/40G Eth, 8G/10G FC and OC192/STM64, OTU2/OTU3 in a single 100G OTU4 uplink trunk

10G CWDM DWDM OTN Transponder - PL-1000TN

Up to 6 Multiprotocol transponders for mapping 8G/10G Services over OTU2 networks.

PL-2000 MSPP

The PL-2000 is an OTN based Multirate/Multiprotocol Muxponder, with flexible uplink aggregation capacity of up to 20G.



PacketLight’s PL-1000RO offers the ROADM functionality based on the most advanced next generation WSS (wavelength-selective switch) technology.

ROADM based network architecture simplifies configuration and management of complex DWDM network infrastructure. PacketLight's ROADM solution offers highly flexible wavelength routing capabilities suitable for ring, linear add/drop, core and edge DWDM network topologies.

The PL-1000RO ROADM is configured dynamically to add/drop selected wavelengths at any node in the network and seamlessly change the network node capacity as needed. In addition, it automatically maintains the equalization and power balance of the added and bypass wavelengths. The PL-1000RO ROADM also integrates EDFA for amplifying the wavelengths and delivering effective long distance DWDM solutions.

PL-1000RO ROADM simplifies network management and reduces operation costs (OPEX) by allowing deployment of new wavelengths remotely. PL-1000RO fully integrates with PL-400, PL-1000, PL-1000E, PL-1000IL and PL-300.

Optical Amplifier


“DWDM Booster Inline and Pre-Amplifier EDFA Solution”

The PL-1000IL DWDM amplifier is designed to extend the power link budget of DWDM solutions in a cost effective manner. The PL-1000IL provides amplification for a range of optical solutions starting from 4 wavelengths to up to 40 DWDM wavelengths and incorporates 4 main types of low-noise EDFAs (Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers) Booster, Inline and Pre-Amplifier and Raman Amplifier for DWDM.

The EDFAs are gain flattened and have low Optical Signal to Noise Ratio (OSNR), thus enabling cascading of several EDFAs to form amplified link over long distances. PL-1000IL is fully integrated with other DWDM solutions and PL-400 and PL-1000. In addition, PL-1000IL unit are fully managed, configured, and monitored via PacketLight’s user-friendly Web-based management tool, PacketLight’s EMS solution or any third party SNMP based management tool.

Passive WDM Solutions - PL-300


PacketLight's passive optical network products, PL-300 family, extend PacketLight’s optical network solution capabilities by providing a wide range of passive optical modules. The PL-300 provides the needed optical layer functions of 4/8/16/32/40 DWDM wavelength Multiplexing, 4/8/16 CWDM wavelength Multiplexing.

Optical Dispersion Compensation module (DCM), Optical Add and Drop (OADMs), splitter and combiners. The PL-300 passive optical network products interconnect seamlessly with PacketLight’s products PL-400 and PL-1000 and third party WDM products to form cost effective high capacity DWDM and CWDM solutions. The PL-300 provides low granularity wavelengths add and drop capabilities and can be used to increase 4G and 10G solution reach. Click here to see the comparison between passive optical networks and active solutions.

LightWatch NMS/EMS System


The LightWatch NMS/EMS is highly intuitive graphical network element management software providing full control and management capabilities for large scale WDM optical networks. LightWatch NMS/EMS is scalable to up to 500 network elements and 50 clients and supports MySQL or Oracle 10G Express databases on Windows or Linux Red Hat Operating Systems.

Compliant with FCAPS and TMN standards, LightWatch provides hierarchical topology of the devices making it simple to use and administer.

System Highlights:

  • Client Server Architecture
  • Scalable for growing networks
  • FCAPS functionality compliant with TMN standards
  • Multi-platform Java-based, support Windows and LINUX environments.
  • Supports both MySQL and Oracle™ databases
  • Scalable: Up to 500 network elements and 50 clients
  • Supports MySQL database or Oracle 10g Express™ database
  • Supports Windows 7, Windows XP and LINUX Red Hat Enterprise 5.2 systems
  • Manages all types of PL devices
  • Provide Java based NMS and EMS modules:
    • The NMS module is responsible for the network management functions
    • The EMS module provides single network element management
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