PETACH TIKVA, Israel, June 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
ECI announced today that the company will introduce the Apollo OPT 9900 series, the newest addition to its industry-leading Apollo optical product line, at the WDM and Optical Networking Event in Nice, France, June 22-25, at booth #11. The Apollo OPT 9900 series, which consists of high capacity, multi-layer switching platforms, is the densest, most energy efficient, hybrid OTN/packet switch on the market today.
Designed for core networks and submarine cable landing stations, the Apollo OPT 9900 series is available in two versions: the OPT 9932 with a 16T hybrid OTN/packet switching fabric and the OPT 9914 with a 5.6T fabric for lower capacity requirements. To hold up to the tests of time, the 9900 supports 100/200/400G coherent interfaces and is ready for 1T line rates, which extends the systems' lifecycle well into the next decade. Multiservice client ports up to 100G are supported and high service reliability is provided via ASON/WSON GMPLS restoration.
Boasting the lowest power consumption per bit in the industry, the 9900 series is also extremely energy efficient. Additional benefits include the integral OSNR-based calibration for alien wavelength support, the LightSoft® network management suite and the LightApps™ software defined networking (SDN) network and service automation suite. In the following release, capabilities will be extended even further with the addition of packet switching to address the need for converged solutions in core networks. All IO cards are software upgradable to support packet thus protecting investment.
Jimmy Mizrachi, ECI EVP of Portfolio Business Lines said, "The Apollo OPT 9900 series is the exciting new kid on the core switching block that everyone will want to know because it takes switching into the future. Service providers are not only looking for the best combination of resilient technology, small footprint and low power consumption, but also platforms that work seamlessly in the new world of SDN/NFV enabled networks. As part of ECI's ELASTIC Network vision, the Apollo 9900 provides this flexibility. As an integral member of our SmartLight™ framework, it works with our LightApps family, via open interfaces, and in multivendor environments to come. This is a great addition to our portfolio and will serve our large existing installed base, as well as potential customers, such as large service providers in the North American market where we are focusing this year."
This debut follows the introduction of several other ECI products and solutions in the last few weeks including the LightSec™ NFV-based solution and holistic security suite, the Apollo 400G flex grid blade, and ElastiCLOUD™ for all types of cloud networking. All are part of ECI's ELASTIC Network strategy roll out.
ECI is a global provider of ELASTIC network solutions to CSPs, utilities as well as data center operators. Along with its long-standing, industry-proven packet-optical transport, ECI offers a variety of SDN/NFV applications, end-to-end network management, a comprehensive cyber security solution, and a range of professional services. ECI's ELASTIC solutions ensure open, future-proof, and secure communications. With ECI, customers have the luxury of choosing a network that can be tailor-made to their needs today as well as seamlessly and cost effectively upgraded to future requirements. For more information, visit us at http://www.ecitele.com.
On behalf of ECI
SOURCE ECI Telecom