Siemens Demos Transmission System

Its TransXpress WaveLine MetroNet carries any protocol over WDM systems

November 20, 2000

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MUNICH -- Siemens Information and Communication Networks put its TransXpress WaveLine MetroNet (MN) product to the test in a field trial using the infrastructure of T-Nova, the innovative subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG. Siemens also tested the product’s interoperability with third-party equipment. TransXpress WaveLine MN is a transport platform designed for metropolitan applications that enables information to be transmitted at between 50Mb/s and 2.5Gb/s irrespective of the data format. By protecting the signals on a channel basis for any given data format such as GigabitEthernet, Fiber Channel or Fast Ethernet, transport networks can guarantee highly reliable data transmission.

Moreover, TransXpress WaveLine can work with the management terminal, to centrally monitor and administer the various services. For example, the product monitor the rate at which data is transported enabling monitoring and billing for data-rate-specific service level agreements. During the field test, Siemens transmitted a 270Mb/s SDI signal (studio TV signal) using fiber optics without any of the usual ATM devices. The signal was transmitted along pre-installed, standard WDM equipment in the T-Nova link between Darmstadt and Berlin, with WaveLine MetroNet installed in both cities as feeder systems.

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