14 March 2018
Menara announces general availability of tunable SFP+ with integrated OTN and FEC capabilities
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IPG Photonics business Menara Networks of Dallas, TX, USA (a vertically integrated provider of IP/Ethernet DWDM transport solutions) has announced general availability of its OTN tunable SFP+ transceiver; a ‘system-in-module’ with integrated forward error correction (FEC) and advanced monitoring capabilities.
Based on the firm’s proprietary high-speed integrated circuit, the OTN SFP+ provides what is claimed to be superior optical performance, enhanced FEC and full G.709 OTN functionalities — akin to those found in chassis-based DWDM transponders — in a pluggable small form factor. It transparently processes 10G Ethernet, 10G FC and 9.96Gbps SONET/SDH and is compatible with all major routers and Ethernet/MPLS switches. The OTN SFP+ is claimed to be the only module capable of 120km reach without optical amplification or dispersion compensation at 11.1Gbps. A menu of ‘near-end’ and ‘far-end’ in-service monitoring makes it suitable for zero-footprint 10G network interface device (NID) applications. The Telcordia-qualified module is tunable over the entire C-band on the 50GHz grid and is available for commercial and industrial temperature applications.
“This product is now shipping to a major OEM customer and several service providers, affording them significant footprint, power consumption and cost advantages versus a transponder-based solution,” says president & general manager Siraj Nour ElAhmadi.
Menara has also just announced customer sampling of its 200G digital CFP2-DCO module, as the latest member of the Hytham line of digital coherent 100G/200G pluggable modules.
Menara is showcasing live its Atlas line of OTN ‘system-in-a-module’ and its Hytham line of 100G/200G digital coherent pluggable modules in an IP-over-DWDM application based on Juniper Networks’ MX router and IPG Photonics’ compact hybrid EDFA/Raman Optical Services Transport Platform (OSTP) in booth #4423 at the Optical Networking and Communication Conference & Exhibition (OFC 2018) in San Diego (13-15 March).