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



10G Multi-protocol Muxponder with support for Ethernet, Video and fiber channel. Optional amplifier and Mux/Demux modules mean the PL2000 may be used stand alone, or as an aggregator for OTN's.

  • Single or dual configurable 10G muxponder
  • Increases spectral efficiency of WDM networks
  • 16 multi-protocol / multi-rate service inputs
  • Supports: 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
  • Standard MSA SFPs (client), XFPs (uplink), and C-band tunable XFPs
  • 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)


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.

The PL-2000 reduces the solution cost and operation complexity by increasing fibre utilization and spectral efficiency. Each of the 10G OTU2 uplinks can simultaneously aggregate SDH/SONET, Ethernet, Fibre Channel and video services, providing a perfect access platform for multiple clients, and enables to merge legacy and new services transparently. Together with PacketLight LightWatch NMS the system provides A-to-Z provisioning. The PL-2000 Incorporates forward error correction suitable for long distance amplified DWDM network.

Video and Data DWDM network
Video and Data OTN fibre network

PacketLight LightWatchTM NMS.

PacketLight LightWatchTM multi-platform Java-based network management system (NMS) is an essential tool for effectively managing, configuring, and monitoring fiber optic networks.

PacketLight’s NMS provides comprehensive visibility and control over network infrastructure, enabling administrators to ensure optimal network performance, security, and reliability. The NMS enables administrators to monitor the equipment on the network, track traffic, detect and resolve issues, and configure network devices remotely.

The system collects and analyzes network data, and generates valuable insights and reports that are central in decision-making and troubleshooting. By centralizing network management tasks and automating routine processes, the NMS streamlines operations, enhances efficiency, and reduces downtime. It serves as a critical component in maintaining a robust and resilient network infrastructure in today's mission-critical landscape.


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-2000.

Recommended Applications

■     10G ring applications
■     Sub-10G gateway for 10G/100G OTN networks
■     Multi-service access platform for service providers
■     Transporting multi-services over long distance optical network
■     Upgrading legacy infrastructure with new services
■     Efficient aggregation of multiple native video streams over DWDM and OTN infrastructure


Video Aggregation
Video Aggregation

Data Sheet


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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