Highly Flexible Optical Switching Solution Developed By M2 Optics

SwitchLight™ addresses multiple optical networking applications within a single device to reduce complexity, cost, and rack space.
Duplex 1x48 Optical Switch
Duplex 1x48 Optical Switch
RALEIGH, N.C. - March 5, 2014 - PRLog -- 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.

SwitchLight™ “S.M.A.R.T.” functions include:

-  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.

Setting SwitchLight™ 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

Kevin Miller
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Industry:Telecom, Wireless
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