200G multi-rate muxponder/transponder/ADM for Metro Applications



The smallest and most integrated transport solution of its kind, reaching up to 200km/42dB without intermediate sites and 2500km with inline sites. A powerful 200G multi-protocol multi-rate muxponder/transponder/ADM solution for building high capacity optical transport networks.

  • Flexible OTN cross connect
  • Multiple user-configurable operation modes: muxponder, transponder and ADM
  • Layer-1 GCM-AES-256 based encryption
  • Dual pluggable CFP2 coherent tunable DWDM line interfaces
  • Easy migration from current to future services without replacing the unit
  • Comprehensive service performance monitoring
  • Accepts standard SFP+ (8G/32G client), QSFP+ (40G client), QSFP28 (100G client) and CFP2 (uplink)
  • Integrated EDFAs, mux/demux, and optical switch


The PL2000AD is the smallest and most integrated transport solution of its kind, reaching up to 200km/42dB without intermediate sites and 2500km with inline sites. It is a powerful 200G (2x 100G OTU4) multi-protocol multi-rate combined muxponder/transponder/ADM solution for building high capacity optical transport networks.


With its integrated EDFAs, mux/demux, and optical switch the PL2000ADS enables the same device to be used in multiple applications and adapt to network growth and changes without network disruption.

Encryption for all Services

OTU4 Encrypted link

The PL2000AD supports standards-based Layer-1 encryption, configurable per service or per uplink.  Encryption based on GCM-AES-256 standards and Diffie-Hellman (DH) Key Exchange provides secure transport per service or per 200G uplink.



The PL-2000AD is fully managed, configured and monitored remotely as part of the network, via in-band or out-of- band optical supervisory channel (OSC).  In addition, the PL-2000AD 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.


  • Metro and long haul network applications up to 2,500km
  • 100G protected ring topology
  • High capacity DCI for enterprise, campus, cloud computing networks
  • 200G links to bolster existing OTN/DWDM infrastructure
  • Last mile access/aggregation for 10G/40G/100G managed services
  • Secured and encrypted communication for all protocols


Data Sheet


Item Description
Product Configurations

Dual 10x10G Muxponder: Up to 20 multi-service 10G clients aggregated to 2xOTU4 uplinks
40G and 16x10G Muxponder: 40G LAN and up to 16 multi-service 10G clients aggregated to 2xOTU4 uplinks
Dual 40G and 12x10G Muxponder: 2x40G LAN and up to 12 multi-service 10G clients aggregated to 2xOTU4 uplinks
Dual 100G Transponder: 2x100GbE LAN mapped to 2xOTU4 uplinks 100G Transponder and 10x10G

Muxponder: 100GbE LAN mapped to one OTU4 uplink and up to 10 multiservice 10G clients aggregated to second OTU4 uplink
Optical Amplifiers: Optional up to two EDFA modules
Mux/Demux: Optional 2ch mux/demux module
Optical Switch: 1+1 facility protection

Uplink Characteristics

Bit Rate: 127.157GHz (OTU4v with 20% SD FEC)
Optical Interface: CFP2 coherent (ACO)
Tunability Range: DWDM ITU-T G.694.1 GRID channels 17-60.5, with 50GHz spacing
FEC Support: Standard ITU-T G.709 GFEC, enhanced HD-FEC, or SD-FEC
Optical Reach: Up to 2,500km with standard inline EDFAs
Optical Output Power: 2dBm to -2dBm
OSNR: Long haul: 14dB, 2,500km. Metro: 17dB, 1,200km
Sensitivity: -25dBm
Optical Monitoring: Tx and Rx power, dispersion, OSNR

Client Interfaces

Service type: 10GbE LAN, 40GbE LAN, 100GbE, 8G/16G/32G FC, STM-64/OC-192, OTU2, OTU2e, OTU3, OTU4

Optical Interface: SFP+: LR (1310nm), SR (850nm), ER (1550nm), ZR (1550nm), C/DWDM.

QSFP+: LR4 (1310nm), ER4 (1310nm), SR4 (850nm), LR PSM

QSFP28: LR4 (1310nm), ER4 (1310nm), SR4 (850nm), CWDM4 (CWDM)


Applications: Booster, pre-amp
Output Power: Booster: +4 to +14dBm. Pre-amp: +5dBm
Input Power: Booster: 0 to +10dBm. Pre-amp: -25 to -9dBm
Gain: Booster: +4 to +14dB. Pre-amp: +18dB
Operating Modes: Automatic gain control (AGC). Automatic power control (APC)

Network Management

Management Ports: 2xRJ-45 LAN port 10/100MBase-T. 2xSFP MNG ports 100/1000MBase-X. 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: Automatic laser shut-down (ALS). Facility loopback (client and lineinterfaces), PRBS, event log alarms
Performance Monitoring: Layer-1 PM for all services. Layer-2 PM for Ethernet. OTN PM for uplinks. 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: 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, -36 to -60 VDC, 350W 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 11.22” (D). 45mm (H) x 440mm (W) x 285mm (D)
Weight: 8.5kg / 18.75lb (max)
Mounting: 19”, ETSI, 23”


Functionality: Full speed, transparent Layer-1 encryption for selected clients or for the OTU4 uplinks
Compliance: FIPS 140-2 Level 2. CNSA Top Secret Suite 2015

Approvals & Standards

NEBS ready

Ordering Information

Order Code Description
PA-PL-2000AD 200G multi-protocol multi-rate muxponder/transponder/ADM

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