Tpack Unveils OTN Add-Drop MUX

TPACK announced the TPO114 OTN Add-Drop MUX, the newest member of the P-OCKET family of OTN Mappers

January 6, 2010

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COPENHAGEN -- TPACK (, an industry-leading provider of cutting-edge silicon ICs that provide core data transport and switching functions to leading telecom and networking equipment suppliers, today announced the TPO114 OTN Add-Drop MUX, the newest member of the P-OCKET family of OTN Mappers. The company also announced that the P-OCKET family has been upgraded to support the newly standardized ODUflex.

The TPO114 is a cost efficient, 2.5 Gigabit per second OTN add-drop multiplexer on a single chip. Like the rest of TPACK’s P-OCKET devices, the TPO114 supports both ODU0 and ODU1 connectivity through an advanced built-in lower ODU cross connect.

With support for ODUflex, TPACK’s P-OCKET devices now allow for bundling of several ODU0 channels to form right-sized transport tunnels with greater bandwidth granularity than previously supported by the OTN standard. For example, four ODU0 channels may be grouped into one tunnel that can transport a four Gigabit per second Fibre Channel over OTN.

“Adding ODUflex to the P-OCKET product family as a standard feature just a few months after the ratification in ITU-T of this new standard clearly demonstrates the time-to-market advantage our customers gain by using the TPACK SOFTSILICON approach,” said Thomas Rasmussen, VP of Product Line Management at TPACK. “Furthermore, the TPO114 shows how TPACK continues to create innovative solutions that reduce costs and power savings and enable our customers to build the next generation OTN networks“.

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