Duplex 1x48 Optical Switch
- March 5, 2014
-- M2 Optics Inc. announced the immediate availability of SwitchLight™
, a multi-functional optical networking device designed for Service Provider, Data Center, Enterprise, and Government applications.
Based on a patent-pending design, SwitchLight™
utilizes both active and passive optical components to perform multiple functions in a single chassis. SwitchLight™
customers can customize their systems to include one or all of the functions below in a small 1 or 2U form factor. As these needs change over time, SwitchLight™
can be expanded to increase density or add functionality.
- Switching (all-optical, latching, asymmetric switching)
- Monitoring (passively capture and route traffic)
- Amplifying (boost signals for various applications)
- Replicating (multicasting and broadcasting)
- Tapping (utilize “intelligent”
passive optical tapping)
The flexibility of SwitchLight™
addresses a wide array of applications from ultra-low latency networking to low-cost monitoring of optical access networks. With support for multimode fiber, latching switches, port replication and optical multicasting, SwitchLight™
provides tightly integrated functionality that other layer one optical devices lack.
even further apart from the competition is its ability to perform all of these functions under LightClick™, the SwitchLight™
software Element Manager included with every system. Based on HTML 5, LightClick™ provides rapid system reporting, point-and-click provisioning, and enhanced administrative control. Additionally, LightClick™ comes standard with multiple APIs (TCL/PERL/Python)
to seamlessly integrate into existing and future environments.
“While customization scares many companies due to the increased cost and complexity, we made SwitchLight™
flexible enough to embrace customization while remaining cost effective. Also, the combination of SwitchLight™
and LightClick™ enables us to address everything from 100+Gbps test environments requiring simple scripting languages to next-generation networks built on SDN architectures,”
says O.J. Johnston, General Manager of M2 Optics Switching Systems division.
The capabilities, features, form factor, and low cost of SwitchLight™
results in a unique value proposition for M2 Optics’ customers. SwitchLight™
is available worldwide from M2 Optics or any of their authorized regional partners.
More information about SwitchLight™: http://www.m2optics.com/products/switchlight
More Information about LightClick™: http://www.m2optics.com/products/switchlight/lightclick-software