The carrier-grade LambdaNode 3000 OXC System dramatically reduces
CAPEX and OPEX and enables rapid provisioning of high-bandwidth
services. Lambda OpticalSystems’ intelligent optical cross-connect
incorporates an all-optical fabric with dynamic GMPLS control
plane for metro and long-haul locations. It gives carriers faster
provisioning of wavelength, waveband or fiber signals and adds
dynamic protection and restoration to static DWDM transport
Creates Dynamic and Survivable Optical
Adding the LambdaNode 3000 to an existing wave division multiplexing
(WDM) network creates the ability for carriers to provide intelligent
path routing and mesh network protection that make networks
more dynamic and survivable. The system is designed to upgrade
an existing static, single- or multi-wavelength optical transport
network into a dynamic application-driven optical network.
The LambdaNode 3000 all-optical cross-connect
and software will:
- Provide bit-rate independent and transparent
switching to any protocols.
Enable carriers to provide unique all-optical services such
as optical virtual private networks (O-VPNs).
- Switch fiber rapidly to increase network
- Add dynamic fiber and wavelength support
to static WDM transport networks.
- Reduce CAPEX and OPEX by using lower-power
all-optical technology and dynamic control plane.
Optical Test Port
The LambdaNode 3000 Optical Test Port feature
provides automatic topology discovery and circuit verification
in optical networks. Based on standardized GMPLS Link Management
Protocol (LMP) procedures, the Optical Test Port provides
the following capabilities:
- Enables discovery of neighbor-to-neighbor
connectivity in optical WDM networks
- Allows automated verification of an end-to-end
Carrier Grade Design
The carrier-grade design of the LambdaNode
3000 OXC provides fully redundant system control and switch
fabric for high-availability operations. Optical ports, which
can handle single or multiple lambdas, are scalable to any
speed from 50Mbs to 40Gbs, with no need to upgrade fabric
for higher port speeds. Other features of the OXC system include:
- Support for 1+1 path protection.
- High density of 128x128 full duplex ports
for medium and large switch applications.
- Scalability 256x256 port fabric within
the same system bay.
Transparency Simplifies Operation
- No need to encapsulate traffic into a
- Optical signals remain in native format
and switch in an all-optical manner to decrease latency
and provide a deterministic path which are required for
grid networks and eScience applications.
- Can support any protocol: Ethernet, ATM,
IP, Fibre Channel, FICON, Video.