OpVista Unveils 40G Muxponder

Combines four 10-Gbit/s service streams into a single 50 GHz DWDM channel

January 16, 2009

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MILPITAS, Calif. -- OpVista, a leader in packet optical networking systems, today announced the availability of its new CX-40G Muxponder, a high performance optical network solution for 40-Gbit/sec transmission per wavelength across all types of optical networks, from metro to long-haul. By combining four 10-Gbit/sec service streams into a single 50 GHz Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) channel, the OpVista CX-40G Muxponder based on OpVista Dense Multi-Carrier (DMC) technology enables carriers to meet the demands for bandwidth-intensive services, such as High Definition Video on Demand, without investing in new optical infrastructure. Following extensive field and lab trials throughout 2008 with global carriers, OpVista shipped the first CX-40G systems for revenue in December 2008.

As an integral part of the OpVista CX8 optical networking system, the CX- 40G Muxponder provides carriers with a cost effective approach for delivering multiple 10-Gbit/sec services over incumbent optical network infrastructure. Most carriers agree that in the next five years, 10-Gbit/sec services will be the mainstream deployment in metro and regional optical networks. For carriers needing to deliver new services, deploying the CX-40G Muxponder with four universal client 10-Gbit/sec interfaces is more attractive than using 10- Gbit/sec line cards. In comparison, the CX-40G Muxponder delivers a compelling price discount, occupies half the footprint, uses less power, and provides four times the bandwidth on today's 10-Gbit/sec optical infrastructure.

"4 x 10G Muxponder capabilities are the key to wider deployment of 40G," said Ron Kline, Research Director at Ovum. "The first 40G applications were for backbone router interconnect, but now we are seeing a shift to 4 x 10G Muxponder deployments to increase system capacity and drive down the cost per bit transported. Additionally, 4 x 10G Muxponders are a must have in the metro environment where systems need to support many protocols such as DVI, ESCON/FICON, Fibre Channel, Ethernet and SONET/SDH."

OpVista Inc.

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