Menara Intros Tunable XFP

Menara announces introduction of 50GHz full C-band tunable OTN XFP Module with integrated G.709 framer, OAM and Forward Error Correction

March 22, 2010

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DAN DIEGO -- Menara Networks, a vertically integrated optical Ethernet transport specialist and provider of the award winning “System-in-a Module” portfolio of OTN pluggable transceivers that greatly simplify IP and Ethernet optical transport, today announces another breakthrough with the introduction of the industry’s only 50GHz full C-band tunable OTN XFP Module with integrated G.709 framer, OAM and Forward Error Correction.

Consistent with Menara’s philosophy of building products that greatly simplify Ethernet/IP transport by integrating key optical networking functions such as DWDM, ITU-T G.709 OTN, and FEC into hot pluggable optical transceivers, the company today announces the availability of full C-band DWDM tunability on ITU-T 50 GHz grid for its OTN XFP “System-in-a-Module” product line. With the enhancement of full wavelength tunability, all key optical networking functions are now available for the first time in a hot pluggable, small form factor transceiverenabling simplified IP/Ethernet DWDM transport with unparalleled density, cost, space, power, and deployment time savings to network operators. Menara’s 50 GHz tunable XFP products with integrated G.709 OTN and FEC are fully MSA compliant and operate up to an unregenerated reach of 2,000 km. This important milestone leverages the company’s proprietary high-speed ICs and builds on its deep expertise in systems design, component engineering, and optical networking. Menara Networks will conductlive demonstrations of the new tunable XFP with integrated OTN in Booth # 2047 at OFC/NFOEC 2010, being held March 23-25, at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California.

"DWDM transceiver hot pluggability was a fundamental turning point in our industry,” says Eve Griliches, Managing Partner at ACG Research. “It allowed service providers to increase port density and decouple the physical optics from the line card yielding better economics and lead times in their procurement and sparing. Many of us in the industry have referred to what the holy grail of optical transceivers would look like, and I think with the integration of OTN framing, FEC, and now 50 GHz tunability, Menara has pretty much achieved that goal.”

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