SOURCE: Optelian


October 26, 2011 09:00 ET

Optelian Introduces 8-Port Multi-Protocol Transponder

LightGAIN Optical Networking System Enhancement Supports Data Rates From 10 Mb/s to 10.7 Gb/s; Offers Network Operators More Versatility

OTTAWA and MARIETTA, GA--(Marketwire - Oct 26, 2011) - Optelian, a trusted designer and manufacturer of SMART™ optical transport systems, today announced the availability of the RGN-8010 8-port transponder/regenerator card for the LightGAIN™ optical networking system. The RGN-8010 is used to extend optical network system reach, and for wavelength conversion in CWDM and DWDM applications. Optelian will be featuring its LightGAIN system in its booth during TelcoTV 2011, October 25 - 27.

This low-latency card offers several key new features to enhance the LightGAIN optical networking system. It supports up to eight SFP or SFP+ ports in a 1-wide card, doubling the existing port count to save shelf space. The card can be configured as a quad transponder, eight regenerators or any combination of these functions. Using the enhanced small form-factor pluggable (SFP+) transceiver, as well as the standard SFP transceiver, the card can carry data rates from 10 Mb/s to 10.7 Gb/s providing the most comprehensive protocol support in the market and ensuring a future-proof card as SFP+ innovation and mass-market adoption continues. The RGN-8010 allows network operators to lock the data rate or protocol on a port to their client's service. In addition, the RGN-8010 offers Optelian's PRBS test solution where cards can be set up as pseudo-random binary sequence generators and detectors to validate connections between endpoints across the network.

"Optelian's new transponder card provides more versatility and cost savings to network operators," said Dave Mills, VP Sales at Optelian. "With such a wide range of data rates as well as offering more ports per card, the card can be used in more applications thereby reducing the number of different cards a network operator has to stock. With more ports per card, it provides cost savings in addition to providing network operators more control over the services they are offering."

Optelian will be exhibiting in booth #716 at TelcoTV, the largest video conference and expo focused on the U.S. service provider market, October 25 - 27, 2011 in New Orleans.

About Optelian
Optelian, a trusted designer and manufacturer of optical transport systems, serves some of the world's largest network operators. With more than 11,000 systems and over 216,000 wavelengths installed, the company is known industry-wide for its exceptional product quality, speed of delivery, superior customer support and custom-design capabilities. Since 2002, Optelian's portfolio of optical solutions has enabled telecom, multi-service operator (MSO), utility, and enterprise customers to expand their fiber capacity so they can increase revenue, cost-effectiveness and efficiency. The company's Sales, Marketing and Service operations are located in Marietta, Georgia, with in-house development and manufacturing based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. For more information, visit

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