Multi-rate Transponders, Supporting Layer-1 Optical Encryption


  • Multi-rate/protocol mix of 8 transponders, configurable from 622M up to 40G
  • Optical Layer-1 encryption prevents disclosure of information to unauthorized parties with 100% throughput
  • Low latency connectivity, ideal for data center interconnect applications
  • Remote management and topology discovery for the optical network
  • Pluggable SFP/SFP+ interfaces for both service and WDM channels
  • Optional integrated EDFAs, mux/demux, DCM and optical switch
  • Dual AC or DC pluggable power supply and fan unit



The PA- PL-1000TE is a CWDM/DWDM solution for connecting two data centers or back up sites. The device is an advanced, all-in-one optical transport solution, supporting up to 8 transponders with a flexible mix of industry standard protocols. The product integrates a rich and cost-effective feature set in a 1U chassis with low power consumption.


The PL-1000TE-Crypto supports innovative Layer-1 optical encryption capability for 1G/10G/40G Ethernet LAN and 4G/8G/16G FC storage services.

Multi-service support

Multi-rate and multi-protocol mix of 8  transponders, configurable from 622M up to 40G.  Ethernet data (1GbE/10G and 40G) along with  SONET/SDH - STM-4/OC-12, STM-16/OC-48, STM-64/OC-192, Video - HD-SDI/3G-SDI (PAL and NTSC) may be supported simultaneously.


Multi rate transponder with layer 1 encryption



Optional integrated EDFAs, mux/demux, DCM and optical switch,   1+1 fibre protection and   bi-directional performance monitoring are some of the advanced features that may be configured with the PL-1000TN.

Recommended applications:

  • High capacity, low latency, secure data center interconnect (DCI)
  • Efficient connectivity for campus, ISP and enterprise networks
  • Upgrade of existing WDM networks to support 10/40Gb Ethernet and 16G FC services
  • Trading applications and synchronous data center replication requiring low latency
  • Distance extension for 40G data networks up to 120km


LightWatchTM Management

Client Server architecture
LightWatch Client-Server Architecture

PacketLight LightWatchTM provides full fault management, configuration, accounting, performance, security (FCAPS) functionality and is compliant with telecommunications management network (TMN) standards. LightWatch is built with a client-server architecture. It uses the MySQLTM database, and is built with modular client pay-as-you-grow offerings, scalable to 500 network elements and 20 clients.

For fast and complete recovery, LightWatch supports server redundancy and daily database backup. LightWatch also provides centralized management of user accounts and several types of users with configurable access privileges: Administrators, NetAdmins, Technicians, Users.

Data Sheet


Item Description

Topology: Point-to-point, ring, linear ADM, dual or single fibre
Transport Network Medium: Metro CWDM, DWDM and dark fibre


Crypto Algorithm: GCM-AES-256
Key Management: ECC Cofactor Diffie- Hellman with P-384 curve
Message Authentication: SHA-384 Crypto Services: Data: GbE/10G/40G Ethernet
Storage: 4G/8G/10G/16G FC
Note: For specific countries, models that include Layer-1 GCM-AES-256 based encryption will be marked with the suffix C.

Product Options

Transponder: 850/1310nm to C/DWDM, 3R Mux/Demux: 2x4 / 1x8 wavelengths
Amplifier: 1/2 EDFA (booster/pre-amp)
DCM: Up to 200km
Optical Switch: 1+1 facility protection


Wavelength: ITU-T G.694.2 1270- 1610nm, 20nm spacing


Wavelength: ITU-T G.694.1 channels 15-60, 100GHz spacing, optional tunable SFP+ with 50GHz spacing
OSC: 1490nm, 1510nm Optical Reach: 400km for 1.25Gbps, 200km for 2.66Gbps, 80km for 4.25/8.5/10Gbps, 40km for 16G FC
Optical Output Power: Sub-10G: 0dBm (min) to +4dBm (max) 8G/10G: -1dBm (min) to +2dBm (max)
Sensitivity: Up to 2.66Gbps: -28dBm APD 4G/8G/10G: -24dBm APD, -14dBm PIN. Optical Monitoring: Tx & Rx power
Link Attenuation: <4dB (mux + demux).

Service Side

Interface Rates: 1.25G to 10.51875G
Optical Interface: 850nm, 1310nm, 1550nm
Non Crypto Services: 1G/2G/4G/8G/10G/16G FC, 1G/10G LAN, STM-4/OC-12, STM-16 /OC-48, STM-64/
OC-192, CPRI 1-7, Video HD-SDI, 3G-SDI
Copper Services: 1000MBase-T


Applications: Booster, pre-amp: Output Power: Booster: +17dBm, +20dBm, 23dBm, pre-amp: +14dBm
Input Power: Booster: -24 to +16dBm, pre-amp: -36dBm up to 0dBm
Gain: Booster: +8dB to +22dB, pre-amp: +20dB
Operating Modes: Automatic gain control (AGC), automatic power control (APC)
Eye Safety: Automatic laser power reduction upon fibre cut or disconnection

Network Management

Management Ports: RJ-45 LAN port 10/100MBase-T; 2xSFP MNG ports 100/1000MBase-X; RS-232 serial port:
DB9 external alarm port
Protocols: SNMP, HTTP, HTTPS, Telnet, SSH, Syslog, RADIUS, SNTP, RSTP, TFTP and FTP
Management: Web browser over HTTP/HTTPS, PacketLight LightWatchTM NMS/EMS, or third party EMS NMS over SNMP,
CLI over RS-232 or CLI over Telnet/SSH
OAM: Facility loopback (client and line interfaces), PRBS, event logger, alarms, ALS Performance Monitoring: Layer-1 PM for all services, Layer-2 PM for Ethernet, optical power Tx, Rx levels for all optical ports , 1G & 10G
Visual Indicators: LED: client and line ports, Management and LAN ports,amplifier/s, system Critical/Major/Minor and Power Supply
Software Upgrade: Hitless traffic – dual image.


Optical Switch

Topology: Protected point-to-point Switching time: Less than 50ms
Signal WL: C-band and L-band Max input power: 27dBm
Insertion loss: Transmit side 3.8dB, Receive side 1.2dB

Power Supply and Fans

AC/DC: 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60Hz, -38 to -60 VDC, 120W max
PSU Redundancy: Single/dual feeding, hot swappable
Cooling Unit: Hot swappable fan unit


Operating Temperature: -5ºC to 50ºC (+23ºF to +122ºF) operational
Humidity: 5% to 85% RH


1U: 1.77” (H) x 17.32” (W) x 9.05” (D); 45mm (H) x 440mm (W) x 230mm (D)
Weight: 7kg / 15.4lb (max)
Mounting: 19”, 23” and ETSI

Approvals & Standards

FIPS-140-2 Level 2 compliant
CNSA Top Secret Suite 2015

Ordering Information

Order Code Description
PA-PL-1000TE Multi-rate Transponders, Supporting Layer-1 Optical Encryption

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