SOURCE: Optelian


June 27, 2012 09:02 ET

Optelian Adds Ultra-Flexible, Multi-Service Networking Card to LightGAIN™ Portfolio

MARIETTA, GA and OTTAWA--(Marketwire - Jun 27, 2012) - Optical networking specialist Optelian is pleased to announce the addition of the FLX-1610 multi-service networking card to the LightGAIN portfolio. It provides high-density, multiprotocol aggregation and flexible deployment options that improve network efficiency and offers unprecedented service delivery flexibility to LightGAIN networks.

The high-density FLX-1610 card has 14 SFP ports aggregating any mix of client services, and two XFP line ports to handle both linear and ring topologies. Any combination of protected or unprotected Ethernet, SONET/SDH, storage, and video client services (155 Mb/s to 4.25 Gb/s) can be supported up to a cumulative bandwidth of 10 Gb/s per XFP port. The line interface is OC-192 with optional G.709 OTU2 encapsulation and tri-FEC for enhanced reach. The FLX-1610's deployment options include 10-Gb/s and 20-Gb/s point-to-point muxponder modes, as well as a distributed add/drop networking mode where services can be cross-connected between any FLX-1610 within a linear ADM chain or UPSR-protected 10G ring.

"Adding the FLX-1610 makes LigthGAIN a compelling solution in the evolution of optical networks," said Sheldon Walklin, Chief Technology Officer at Optelian. "The FLX-1610's service aggregation capabilities significantly improve wavelength utilization efficiency on networks that must accommodate a mix of transport protocols. It is an attractive alternative to legacy MSPPs, with the ability to address multiple applications, such as cell backhaul, multi-service access and aggregation, data center interconnect and video distribution."

The FLX-1610 card is part of the portfolio of Optelian products that was recently MEF-9 certified.

About Optelian

Optelian is a trusted global supplier of advanced multi-technology optical networking solutions for access, metro, long-haul, campus and data center interconnect applications. Designed and manufactured in North America, Optelian's LightGAIN system allows network operators to build high-capacity next-generation, carrier-grade WDM networks. The company is known industry-wide for its exceptional product quality, superior customer support and network design capabilities. Optelian's research, design and manufacturing operations are based in Ottawa, Canada, with sales and marketing located in Marietta, Georgia. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @Optelian.

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