The EKINOPS 360 optical transport platform continues to evolve with the EKINOPS PM O10001 Pluggable 100G OTU4 Transponder. The continued explosion of data, video and storage traffic demands the most efficient use of network resources leading to the growing use of 100G interfaces on client switch and router equipment. Increasingly, service providers want to select best-of-breed technologies for different network applications for reasons of both cost and performance and expect them to interoperate seamlessly as traffic moves from one network segment to another.
To meet this demand, EKINOPS has added standards-based OTN capability to our patented T CHIP® (Transport on-a-Chip technology), so it is both compatible with existing EKINOPS systems and fully interoperable with a multi-vendor environment including OTN switched networks. The PM O10001 uses pluggable CFP optics with a single 100GbE client interface and one OTU4 line port.
The EKINOPS PM O10001 module can be managed through SNMP or via the EKINOPS standard element level management interfaces, which include a Command Line Interface (CLI) and an EKINOPS java-based Graphical User Interface (GUI). The CLI is accessible via Secure Socket Shell (SSH) and Telnet remotely or via a local serial port locally on the management board.
Complete performance monitoring and management are provided, including laser shutoff and local and remote loopback, useful for maintenance and fault isolation.
Digital Diagnostics Management (DDM) is supported for CFP interfaces. This includes link status, transmit (TX) and receive (RX) signal power monitoring, and operational temperature, as well as manufacturer and transceiver model information essential for inventory management.
A 10 Mbps in-band Data Communications Channel (DCC) is embedded in the OTN General Communications Channel (GCC) on the line side for remote management.
The EKINOPS PM O10001 module is also supported by Celestis NMS, the EKINOPS advanced Network Management System.
- 100G OTN transponder: 1x100GbE clients with OTU4 line side
- OTU4 line can be switched through any standards-based OTN mesh network
- Assured interoperability in multi-vendor environments — fully G.709 compliant
- Pluggable Module compatible with all EKINOPS chassis already installed in the field
- Economical CFP interfaces for client and line side interfaces
The EKINOPS PM O10001 is designed to provide a fully G.709 compliant transport mechanism for 100 Gigabit Ethernet client traffic. It can be used for point-to-point router interconnect applications wherever high capacity connectivity is required. It can also be used as on on-ramp into an OTN switched core network that provides redundant mesh connectivity for maximum traffic protection. Service providers can also use it to add capacity to exhausted metro rings by deploying the coherent WDM line signal as an Alien wavelength over any standard 50GHz or 100GHz spaced ITU-T grid.
- Router interconnection between high capacity sites
- Metro/Regional transport into/from OTN transport network
- Simple capacity addition using 100G WDM line as an Alien wavelength over existing metro/regional network