10G OTN Multi-protocol Multi-rate Transponders




  •  Long haul connectivity for up to 52dB using a single 1U device
  •  Smallest integrated transport solution of its kind, saving rack space
  •  Enhanced forward error correction
  •  Reduces backbone cost by cutting the number of regenerators
  •  6 independent ITU G.Sup43 standard-based multi-rate 8/10G OTN transponders
  •  Supports full C-band tunable DWDM on line side optics
  •  Supports multi-rate client interfaces over a common OTN infrastructure
  •  Optional integrated EDFAs, DCM, mux/demux and optical switch modules
  •  Remote management with in-band GCC or out-of-band optical supervisory channel (OSC)
  •  Cost-effective 1U platform with low power consumption, ideal for customer located equipment (CLE)


The PL-1000TN is a multi-channel 10G transponder for unified transport of different protocols such as 10GbE, OTU2/OTU2e, OC-192/STM-64 and 8G/10G Fibre Channel over common fibre optical network.   It provides a common transport layer for all client protocols regardless of the service type.   It is easy to install with comprehensive management for ongoing maintenance of the fibre optic infrastructure.

Multi-protocol 10G OTN Transponders

PL-1000TN holds up to 6 multi-protocol transponders for mapping 8G/10G services over OTU2/2e/2f OTN. It is a highly integrated solution for unified transport of different protocols over a common optical transport layer.


PL1000TN Application
PL-1000TN Multi-rate Transponder Diagram

Integrated 1U OTU2 Transponder

The PL-1000TN meets market demands for low power consumption and rack space savings, reducing the overall solution CAPEX and OPEX. The device provides the entire optical solution in a 1U, integrating EDFAs, mux/demux and DCM with the OTN transponders.



Item Description

Transport Network Medium: Access/metro CWDM, DWDM or dark fibre / longdistance optical fibre networks / OTN
backbone networks
Protection: 1+1 facility

Product Configurations

Transparent OTU2 Transponder:  Non-protected: Up to 6 independent client signals mapped into corresponding OTU2 line protocols: 1+1 protected: Up to 3 dual independent client signals mapped into corresponding 10G OTU2/2e/2f line protocols
EDFA: Up to two EDFA modules Mux/Demux: Up to two mux/demuxmodules
Optical Switch: 1+1 facility protection <50Ms switch time optical module

Optical Amplifier

Output Power: 14, 17, 20 or 23dBm
Input Power: -36dBm up to 16dBm
Gain: 8dB to 22dB
Operating Modes:  Automatic Gain Control (AGC);  Automatic Power Control (APC)
Eye Safety: Automatic laser power reduction upon fibre cut or disconnection


Channels: 4/8 CWDM or DWDM channels
Spacing: 50/100GHz (for DWDM)

Line (Uplink

Protocols:  OTU2 (10.709); OTU2e (11.095) as per G.Sup43;  OTU2f (11.317.

FEC Types : G.709 GFEC (RS) , G.975.1 EFEC I.4 , G.975.1 UFEC I.7
Optical Interface:  Up to 6 pluggable XFP transceivers; DWDM, tunable DWDM;  CWDM

Client Service

Client Protocols: 10G/40G LAN (10.3125G/4x10.3125G);  8G/10G FC (8.5G/10.518) STM-64/OC-192 (9.953); OTU2

Optical Interface

Up to 6 pluggable SFP+ transceivers; 850nm multimode; 1310nm singlemode

Network Management

Management Ports:  RJ-45 LAN port 10/100MBase-T; 2xSFP MNG ports 100/1000MBase-X; nn RJ-45 serial port
RJ-45 external alarm port:  OTN in-band GCC channel.
Protocols: SNMP, HTTP, HTTPS, Telnet, SSH, Syslog, RADIUS, SNTP, TFTP & FTP
Management: Web browser over HTTP/HTTPS, PacketLight LightWatchTM NMS/EMS, or third party NMS over SNMP,
CLI over RS-232 or CLI over Telnet/SSH.
OAM: Facility loopback (client and line interfaces), PRBS, event log, alarms  Automatic laser shut-down (ALS)
Performance Monitoring: Layer-1 PM for all services;  Layer-2 PM for Ethernet;  OTN PM for uplinks;nn Optical power Rx levels for all optical ports. 

Visual Indicators: LED status indicators  for: client and line ports, Management and LAN ports, amplifier/s, system Critical/Major/Minor and Power Supply.
Software Upgrade: Hitless traffic – dual image

Power Supply

AC/DC: 90 to 246 VAC, 50/60 Hz, -36 to -60 VDC, 70W 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

Physical Dimensions

1U: nn 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”


License-based: 4, 6 transponders

Approvals & Standards


Ordering Information

Order Code Description
PA-PL-1000TN 10G OTN Multi-protocol Multi-rate Transponders

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