Seattle-based  XKL LLC, run by Cisco Systems co-founder Len Bosack and providing enterprise fiber-optic-networking equipment, now is offering the DarkStar DSM optical transport system with hands-free configuring, and provisioning of data rates and channels.

According to the company, DarkStar provides scalability to a near limitless amount of bandwidth. The DSM is the newest system in XKL’s Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) solution platform, a fully integrated system architecture managed through a router-type interface in a compact, single-rack unit. The platform runs on fewer than 100 watts of power per unit, company literature says, and it can be deployed in less than an hour.

The DSM Optical Transport System is part of XKL’s DarkStar product portfolio that reportedly transports 400 Gbps of data as fast as 8.067 milliseconds on a test bed spanning 1,650 kilometers. “The DSM product line supports high-bandwidth capabilities starting with a minimum of 20 Gigabits of capacity, providing an easy to deploy and realistic entry platform for service providers and enterprise businesses seeking opportunities to gain more control over their network infrastructure,” XKL adds.

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