XKL is leveraging this week’s SCTE Cable-Tec present to introduce a brand new model of its DarkStar DWDM product line that integrates Mux/Demux filters, EDFAs (Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers) and OTDR.
Obtainable inside a 1U or 2U configuration based mostly on particular person necessities, the Darkstar merchandise don’t embrace any hidden licensing charges.
By providing new configuration choices, XKL stated it might scale back CAPEX expenditures for ISPs, information facilities and organizations of any dimension. Moreover, this means to mix and configure options that intently align with buyer wants enhances ease throughout community procurement, deployment, administration and future development.
When clients had so as to add extra filters, amplifiers, or different elements to their optical muxponder or transponder methods, they needed to overcome numerous challenges. Both the supplier doesn’t have these capabilities, requires the shopper to architect these upgrades themselves, or costs the shopper for a la carte integrations. These standard procurement strategies might be prohibitive to small and mid-sized organizations that wrestle to maintain prices low, require extra experience, or wish to keep away from pointless options.
One of many key advantages of the built-in product is its flexibility. When a buyer must develop, extra transponders or muxponders might be plugged into the present system as a substitute of including amplifiers or new filter packs. These choices are stackable and compact, delivering robust optical networking outcomes with much less tools to handle over a smaller footprint, delivering better management, energy utilization effectivity, and ease of use on a cost-sensitive enterprise mannequin.
“This enchancment removes obstacles organizations sometimes face when increasing their DWDM networks. For instance, earlier than this integration, clients had been required to run an optical muxponder and a mux/demux amplification system individually. Now, clients want to amass XKL’s optical muxponder to get the identical outcomes, unlocking important benefits for ease of operation, scalability, and extra,” stated Chad Lamb, Chief Techniques Architect for XKL.
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