1.6T high capacity platform for data centre interconnect, cloud and colocation providers



A demarcation device for the delivery of 100G services.  Delivers up to 1.6T in a 1U chassis, and enables pay-as-you-grow architecture.

  • Provides full demarcation point between 200G backbone and 100G clients
  • Supported clients: 100G LAN, OTU4
  • Full visibility and performance monitoring
  • Remote management with in-band GCC, or out-of-band OSC
  • CFP2 ACO tunable DWDM for 100G/200G line interface
  • QSFP28 SR4/ER4/LR4/CWDM4 for 100G client interface
  • Dual pluggable power supply units AC/DC
  • Easy maintenance with field-replaceable parts


The PL-2000DC is a modular and cost-effective solution for rolling out 100G services or increasing existing network capacity. The device has four 400G pluggable drawers and pluggable optical modules, delivering up to 1.6T in a 1U chassis, and enabling pay-as-you-grow architecture. 

DWDM demarcation

Pay-as-you-grow Architecture

The solution provides full demarcation point between 100G services and the uplink DWDM side and is interoperable with any third party switch or router. This provides full visibility and performance monitoring of both line optical transport layer (OTN) and service interfaces 100G LAN/OTU4.


Advanced management features may be accessed through dedicated Management Ports.  Copper and fibre interfaces are both provided for Ethhernet access. A serial RS232 port is also provided as is  OTN in-band GCC channel access.

Management options include:
 ■ Web browser over HTTP/HTTPS
 ■ PacketLight LightWatch™ NMS/EMS
 ■ Third party NMS over SNMP
 ■ CLI over RS-232
 ■ CLI over Telnet/SSH

Protocol support: SNMP v1/v2/v3, HTTP/HTTPS, Telnet/SSH, Syslog, RADIUS, SNTP, TFTP and FTP



Item Description
Product Configuration

4 x Drawers: Pluggable, 400G each

Uplink Characteristics

Bit Rate: 2 x 200G (OTUC2)
Optical Interface: 2 x CFP2 ACO
FEC Support: Standard ITU-T G.709. GFEC/UFEC, SD-FEC
Optical Reach: Up to 600 km for 200G, and 4,000 km for 100G
Optical Monitoring: Tx and Rx power
Sensitivity: 100G: -21dBm, 200G: -18dBm

Service Characteristics

Service Types: 4 x 100GbE / OTU4, per single 400G drawer
Optical Interfaces: QSFP28: LR4 (1310nm) / ER4 (1310nm) /SR4 (850nm) / CWDM4
FEC Support: OTU4: ITU-T G.709 GFEC. 100GbE: RS-FEC

Network Management

Management Ports: nn 3xRJ-45 LAN port 10/100MBase-T.  2xSFP MNG ports 100/1000MBase-X. RJ-45 serial port.OTN in-band GCC channel

Protocols: SNMP v1/v2/v3, HTTP/HTTPS, Telnet/SSH, Syslog, RADIUS, SNTP, TFTP and FTP
Management: Web browser over HTTP/HTTPS. PacketLight LightWatch™ NMS/EMS. Third party NMS over SNMP. CLI over RS-232. CLI over Telnet/SSH

OAM: Facility loopback and PRBS (client and line interfaces), event log, automatic laser shut-down (ALS)
Performance Monitoring: Layer-1 PM for all services. Layer-2 PM for Ethernet. OTN PM for uplinks. Optical power Tx and Rx levels for all optical ports

Visual Indicators: LED indicators for: Client and line ports. Management and LAN ports. System critical/major/minor. Power supply alarms
Software Upgrade: Hitless traffic – dualimage

Power Supply

AC/DC: 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, -36 to -60 VDC, 540W max (>100W per drawer)
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 20.87” (D). 45mm (H) x 440mm (W) x 530mm (D)
Weight: 26kg / 57.32lb (max)
Mounting: 19”

Approvals & Standards


Ordering Information

Order Code Description
PA-PL-2000DC 1.6T high capacity platform in 1U

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