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StrataLight Powers Cisco's OC768

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CAMPBELL, Calif. -– StrataLight Communications announced that its 40-Gigabit optical transport equipment was used during Cisco System’s CSR-1 product unveiling event on May 25th at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. A 40-Gigabit per second Internet Protocol (IP) link interconnected two Cisco CRS-1 core routers over MCI fiber, demonstrating the fastest ever inter-city IP transmission. StrataLight’s equipment provided the 40-Gbps optical link between two of the new Cisco routers.

In this ‘fastest IP network’ demonstration, two of Cisco’s new CRS-1 core routers were located within MCI Points of Presence in San Francisco and San Jose, California. The routers, both equipped with short-reach 40-Gbps OC-768c optical client interfaces, were interconnected over MCI fiber facilities using StrataLight OTS-4000 Optical Terminal Subsystems in conjunction with Cisco ONS 15454 SONET MultiService Transport Platforms, which provided optical amplification.

StrataLight’s OTS-4000 provided the full-duplex 40-Gbps OC-768c optical connection, utilizing a single wavelength in each direction.

“This demonstration proved the ease of scalability of existing core optical networks with minimal capital outlay.” said Terry Smith, CEO of StrataLight. “The OTS-4000 provides a 40-Gbps upgrade for 10-Gbps core networks, making it easier for carriers to take full advantage of Cisco’s CRS-1 with its OC-768c interfaces, in preparation for converged applications such as video and voice over IP.”

StrataLight Communications

Cisco Systems Inc.

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