Metro Area Networks

Increased Bandwidth Delivered Cost-Effectively

Increasing demands for bandwidth and low latency due to business continuity, storage, Internet traffic, multimedia networking and big data analysis have forced many organizations into immense recurring charges for telecom services from carriers. These expenses can significantly dampen business gains from the provided services. Attack CapEx head-on by controlling your own optical network: build  a metro DWDM network easily and cost-effectively with DarkStar optical networking systems.

Next-Generation Optical Networks

DarkStar systems are 1RU, redundant, scalable and designed to adapt to an ever-evolving metro topology. Metro optical equipment is traditionally SONET/SDH-based. However, DarkStar products allow you to soft-select from a wide range of client interfaces, including but not limited to: Ethernet 1GE, 10GE, or 10GE+FEC; Fibre Channel 1G to 10G; and SONET OC48, OC192, or OC192+FEC. Using our innovative crossbar switch, the READM (Reconfigurable Electrical Add Drop Multiplexor) remotely switches traffic with “any-to-any” mapping.

Router guys get it – No OpEx required. The DarkStar product line provides a 1RU chassis and low power consumption to combat pricey data center real estate and increasing energy costs. No optical experience is needed: DarkStar products employ a familiar router-like user interface. This lowers OpEx and allows IT managers to utilize existing staff to operate metro DWDM networks without spending large amounts of time and money on training. Quickly adapt DarkStar products to any topology – point-to-point, ring, or mesh – while decreasing ongoing costs of space and power used by typical card cage systems.

Networking without Complexity

Enterprise networks are complex and are becoming more so with every new technology advance and approach. To build a strong structure, networks must adhere to key principles. At XKL led by Len Bosack, we have a simple philosophy: don’t add complexity where it is not absolutely needed.

Simple Manageability
Extended Life Cycle
  • Up to 10x10G interfaces for both enterprise dark fiber and lit service operations
  • ‘Hitless’ upgrades
  • 1RU, low power consumption
  • Green technology
  • Installation in less than an hour
  • No need for an optical engineer on staff to deploy
  • Fully optimized to address the specific network management needs of cloud migrations

XKL Products are Easy to Deploy and Easy to Manage

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