June 27, 2018
SM Optics, a centre of competence in optical networking and R&D power house, following the disruptive launch of the micro OTN solution in 2017, introducing a protocol innovation in the OTN framework, launches another block in their micro node vision, offering a new WDM ROADM solution combining the flexibility of a disaggregated platform with the cost effectiveness of WSS-free architecture.
The LIGHTMODE LM-1 micro ROADM open line system is a disaggregated WDM functional block offering in a single rack unit a multi-degree ROADM. Based on a stackable design it can easily expand to cover any capacity growth and cost effectively cope with any configuration, as well as supporting any lambda capacity rate as it operates on a grid-less and filter-less optical multiplexer.
The SDN centric solution, liaising over HomeLight® the optical network domain controller that embeds path computation and network design capabilities, allows for easy orchestration of any network regardless of its complexity. SM Optics with its HomeLight® controller is part of the OIF multivendor SDN Transport API (T-API) interoperability in conjunction with ONF
“Highly compact, extreme versatile and cost effective are what our customer are asking us to update and upgrade their transport network with” says Stefano Schiavoni Sales General Manager in SM Optics, adding “with the introduction of this open line system we are offering an open line system with ROADM capabilities at a fraction of traditional vertical integrated solutions”
“With the launch of the LM-1 micro ROADM, we now have the three building blocks for flexible new metro network architecture, based over what we can call ‘low entropy disaggregated platforms’” says Giorgio Cazzaniga, Product Line Director in SM Optics
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