France-based Ekinops is putting the finishing touches on two products that enable telecommunications service providers to transport traffic at 100 Gbps. The 100G transponder and muxponder will provide for both native transport of 100GbE as well as aggregation of lower rates into 100GbE network connections. They share the same hardware and highly-programmable architecture. These capabilities allow service providers to both address their customers’ needs for high speed Ethernet services and to increase their networks’ overall capacity for lower rate connections. The new products will be commercially available by the end of 2011.?
The new products are part of the Ekinops 360 product line and can be utilized in new deployments, to upgrade existing Ekinops 360 deployments, or to upgrade other third party line systems. The Ekinops 360 transport system provides DWDM and CWDM (Dense and Coarse Wave Division Multiplexing) on a single platform for metro, regional and long-haul transport.?
Both systems leverage the capabilities of Ekinops’ T-Chip (Transport on Chip) technology, which concentrates the equipment’s transport intelligence into a highly compact design.