Fujitsu (News - Alert), a Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, claimed that its FLASHWAVE CDS Micro Packet Optical Networking Platform (Packet ONP) is capable of delivering 80G of non-blocking (any to any) ODU0/1/2 switching within a 2RU rack space.
These features make the new FLASHWAVE CDS 6.1 the highest density OTN Edge switch, that also complies with industry standards.
Rod Naphan, senior vice president of product and strategic planning at Fujitsu Network Communications (News - Alert) exclaimed, “Several vendors offer OTN encapsulation but Fujitsu is unique in that we have invested in our own intellectual property to ensure customers receive maximum value. Developing our OTN technology in-house means the FLASHWAVE CDS 6.1 provides performance and reliability that, while adhering to industry standards, provides additional added value compared to ‘off-the-shelf’ components. This is particularly important when dealing with services that cross multiple technologies, e.g., Ethernet/SONET/OTN.”
Naphan added, “Fujitsu has a long standing tradition of optical integration and OTN is the latest proof point. We will continue to bring value to our customer base by leveraging our OTN investment across the Packet-Optical portfolio increasing commonality, thereby lowering Capex and Opex costs.”
The FLASHWAVE CDS reportedly blends high-capacity Ethernet transport and aggregation with support for existing SONET/SDH services at the network edge. With the capability to extend the reach of core and distribution networks, the solution’s latest version, along with its switching skills, will prove to be a valuable tool for service providers.
FLASHWAVE CDS 6.1 has a 19,” 2RU, 300mm footprint and is fully environmentally hardened. It simplifies migration from TDM to Ethernet transport for next-generation WiMAX and 4G LTE (News - Alert) base stations.
In related news, Fujitsu announced availability of an expanded access product portfolio and introduced ARROWS Tab Wi-Fi Tablet for consumers featuring Android (News - Alert) 4.0.
Edited by Braden Becker