XKL Introduces DarkStar DMD-A Optical Utility Appliance for Superior Integration and Manageability

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  • Posted by PR on May 14, 2017

Kirkland, WA – May 15, 2017 – XKL LLC, a leading provider of fiber optic networking systems, announces the launch of its DarkStar Mux/Demux – Amplifier (DMD-A) optical utility appliance, which offers optional integrated features for optimal network flexibility and manageability. DMD-A provides a variety of filter options including 48-channel or 96-channel mux/demux and 4-band or 6-band combiner filter, and allows for point-to-point or east/west configurations. It also provides support for up to four EDFA amplifiers, depending on other installed options. XKL’s DMD-A optical appliance includes dispersion compensation and an integrated optical switch for path protection.

The DMD-A can serve as an integral part of an XKL network solution or can interoperate with any optical networking equipment that utilizes the standard ITU grid, 50GHz or 100GHz channel spacing. It has a simple interface for deployment and management that enables a “set and forget” administration of the appliance. Like all XKL products, the DMD-A is compact in size – it comes in a 1 rack unit or 2 rack unit form factor – and has reduced power consumption. Additionally, total cost of ownership savings are maximized with this platform. Finally, similar to all XKL products, this optical utility appliance is designed for IT professionals to integrate and operate it simply, thus reducing the need for expensive optical engineers to ensure network optimization.

“What truly makes the DMD-A stand out is its bulletproof design and operational efficiency,” comments Dr. Chad Lamb, Chief Systems Architect for XKL. “With more than seven years in continuous service, XKL considers downtime of critical infrastructure unacceptable and designs products accordingly. The DMD-A is a simple-to-operate platform that provides all the capabilities needed by today’s more complex optical networks. As our customers tell us, ‘it just works’.”

DMD-A key features:

  • Integrated path protection in the case of a fiber line break
  • Integrated 48 or 96 channel Mux/Demux
  • Integrated EDFA and Raman amplification
  • Integrated dispersion compensation
  • Easy to manage and control
  • Reduced power consumption
  • Available in either 1RU or 2RU form factors

XKL is attending NANOG 70 from June 5 – 7, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue. To request an onsite meeting, please email jsa_xkl@jaymiescotto.com.

For more information on XKL’s optical networking product portfolio, please visit www.xkl.com.

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 About XKL
Privately owned and operated by Cisco Systems co-founder Len Bosack, XKL provides high capacity DWDM optical networking products for robust enterprise deployment, service providers, and seamless cloud migration. The company is headquartered in Kirkland, Washington. For more information on XKL and its product line, please visit www.xkl.com. For the latest company updates, be sure to follow XKL on Twitter and LinkedIn.

For XKL media inquiries, please contact:

Jaymie Scotto & Associates (JSA)

+1.866.695.3629 ext. 23

jsa_xkl@jaymiescotto.com

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