Sub-10G Multi-protocol Multi-rate ADM/Muxponder



Provides an efficient and flexible aggregation layer of multiprotocol multi-rate sub-10G services into a 10G OTU2 uplink trunk, reducing the number of wavelengths needed for a sub-10G solution by a factor of 8 on average. Increases the spectral efficiency of WDM networks.

  • Single or dual configurable 10G muxponder
  • Reduces the number of wavelengths needed for a sub-10G solution by a factor of 8 on average
  • Increases the spectral efficiency of WDM networks
  • Up to 16 multi-protocol and multi-rate services aggregation over single or dual OTU2 uplinks
  • Dual standard-based optical transport network (OTN) OTU2 uplinks supporting multiple forward error correction (GFEC/I.4/I.7) types
  • Service types supported: Fast Ethernet, GbE,1/2/4G FC/FICON, STM-1/OC-3, STM-4/OC-12, STM-16/OC-48, and video protocols such as DVB-ASI, SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI
  • Supports standard MSA SFPs (client), XFPs (uplink), and C-band tunable XFPs
  • Supports line and service performance monitoring
  • Optional integrated EDFA, mux/demux, DCM and optical switch
  • Dual AC or DC pluggable power supply and pluggable fan unit
  • Remote management optical supervisory channel (OSC)
  • Low latency


Item Description

Topology: Point-to-point, ring or linear add/drop
Transport Network Medium: Access/metro CWDM/DWDM or dark fibre
Protection: 1+1 facility per service

Product Configurations

Dual 10G OTU2 Muxponder: Up to 16 multi-service & rate clients mapped over two independent OTU2 uplinks
Single protected 10G OTU2 uplink: Up to 16 multi-service & rate clients mapped over protected OTU2 uplink
EDFA: Optional EDFA module
Mux/Demux: Optional mux/demux module


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 fiber cut or disconnection


Channels: 2/4/8 CWDM or DWDM
Spacing: 50/100GHz (for DWDM)

Muxponder Uplink

Bit Rate: 10.7092G (OTU2)
Optical Interface: Pluggable XFP transceiver
OTN support:  ODU1 VCAT mapping to OTU2

Supported FEC types: G.709 GFEC (RS)  G.975.1 I.4  G.975.1 I.7

Muxponder Service

Service Type: Optical or copper GbE. FC/FICON 1G, 2G or 4G. Optical or copper Fast Ethernet. STM-1,STM-4, STM-16.n OC-3, OC-12, OC-48
Bit Rate: 100Mbps to 4.25Gbps
Optical/copper Interface: Pluggable SFP transceiver

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, TFTPand FTP
Management: Web browser over HTTP/HTTPS, PacketLight LightWatchTM NMS/EMS, or third party NMS/EMS over SNMP,CLI over RS-232 or CLI over Telnet/SSH

OAM: Facility loopback (client & line interfaces), PRBS, event logger, alarms,ALS
Performance Monitoring: Layer-1 PM for all services, optical power Tx, Rx levels for all optical ports , Layer-2 PM for the data services 1G & 10G LAN

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

Power Supply

AC/DC: 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz,-36 to -60 VDC, 68W 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:  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”

Approvals & Standards


Ordering Information

Order Code Description
PA-PL-2000 Sub-10G Multi-protocol Multi-rate ADM/Muxponder

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