1U platform with single, dual or quad DWDM amplifiers



 PL-1000IL is a flexible amplifier platform for DWDM designed to cost-effectively extend the optical link power budget for long distance DWDM systems.

  • Up to 4 amplifier modules in a 1U chassis
  • From single wavelength, up to the full C-band, Up to 96 wavelengths
  • booster, inline, and pre-amplifier.
  • Fully managed via dedicated integrated OSC
  • Includes mux/demux, amplifier, and DCM.
  • AGC and APC operation modes
  • Optional optical switch for facility protection
  • Integrated single/dual DCM for long distance 10G amplified links
  • Supports single and dual fibre operation



The PL-1000IL is fully managed, configured and monitored remotely as part of the network, via optical supervisory channel (OSC). The device supports AGC and APC operation modes.

The EDFAs are gain-adjustable and flattened, and have high optical signal to noise ratio (OSNR), enabling to cascade several EDFAs to form an amplified OTN link over long distances without the need for regenerators or for building ROADM networks.  The EDFA gain is controlled, adjusted and monitored by the user, and APC operating mode allows to maintain constant output power.

In addition, the PL-1000IL can incorporate a mux/demux and an optical switch and serve in edge applications.


The PL-1000IL is fully managed, configured and monitored remotely as part of the network, via optical supervisory channel (OSC). In addition, the PL-1000IL supports both automatic gain control (AGC) and automatic power control (APC) operation modes. The amplifiers can be tuned to the network needs and monitored by PacketLight's free web-based management tool or PacketLight LightWatchTM NMS.

Data Sheet


Item Description

Topology: Point-to-point, ring, linear ADM, inline, edge or midstage
Transport Network Medium: Metro DWDM / dark fibre
Software Upgrade: Dual image, hitless swap

Operating Modes:

Automatic gain control (AGC)
Automatic power control (APC)
Eye Safety: Automatic laser power reduction upon fibre cut or disconnection
Optional Optical Switch
Switching Time: <50ms
Max Input Power: 27dBm
Insertion Loss Transmit Side: 3.8dB
Receive side: 1.2dB

Network Management

Management Ports:  RJ45 10/100MBase-T; 2xSFP 100Base-X; RS-232 serial port; DB9 alarm port;
8xSFP 100Base-X MC ports
Protocols: SNMP, HTTP, HTTPS, Telnet,
Management: Web browser over HTTP/HTTPS, PacketLight LIghtWatchTM EMS or third party EMS over SNMP, CLI over RS-
232 or CLI over Telnet/SSH
OAM: Input/output power monitoring event logger and alarms
Management Channel: 2 x optical supervisory channel (OSC)
Visual Indicators: LED status indicators for EDFA ports, power and system
Software Upgrade: Hitless traffic - dual image


DCM Type : Tunable DCM or fixed DCM
Fibre Type: G.652
Fibre Span: 20-200km
Max insertion loss: <3dB
Standard: ITU G.671

Power Supply

AC/DC: 90 to 246 VAC, 50/60 Hz, -36 to -60 VDC, 60W max
PSU Redundancy: Single/dual feeding, hot swappable
Cooling Unit: Hot swappable fan unit

Physical Dimensions

1U: 1.77” (H) x 17.32” (W) x 9.05” (D)
45mm (H) x 440mm (W) x 230mm (D)
Weight: 5.5kg / 12.1lb (max)
Mounting: 19”, ETSI and 23”


Operating Temperature: -5ºC to 50ºC (+23ºF to +122ºF) operational

Approvals & Standards

NEBS ready

Ordering Information

Order Code Description
PA-PL-1000IL 1U platform with single, dual or quad DWDM amplifiers

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