New business models are emerging as WDM transport enables economical support for bursty, interactive, content-based services, including Gigabit Ethernet Transport; Video Distribution, including Video on Demand (VoD); Storage Area Networks (SAN), and Edge Aggregation.
As a result, the metro network is becoming much more responsive, combining multi-service flexibility, low cost, and bandwidth scalability smarter, cheaper, and faster to deliver competitive advantage.
Zhone Technologies' GigaMux CWDM/DWDM optical transport solutions enable the responsive network today, with over 3000 nodes deployed by leading service providers around the globe.
§ 1-40 wavelengths per fiber
§ Family of products ranging from CPE to the Regional backbone
§ CWDM + DWDM on the same fiber pair, from a single chassis
§ Full range of interfaces
§ Protocol and Service independent
§ Intelligent mux / filter design for high granularity
§ Sub-rate control for maximum bandwidth efficiency
§ First to market with metro 10 Gbps capability
§ 3000 nodes deployed at leading service providers worldwide
GigaMux leads the market with cost-effective Gig-E solutions, featuring 4x 1 Gig-E and 10x 1 Gig-E modules that support flexible bandwidth allocation with full QoS and optical protection. WDM allows Gigabit Ethernet to be combined with other high-revenue services without requiring separate transport networks, such as traditional voice and private line, wholesale OC-3/12/48/192 (STM-1/4/16/64), and wavelength services.
GigaMux delivers the scalability and range of interfaces required for cost-effective aggregation. Featuring a broad array of integrated edge-multiplexing modules, GigaMux provides both time and wavelength-division multiplexing to deliver unprecedented service densities for both TDM and packet services.
Zhone leverages the latest optical WDM technologies to deliver the industry's most compelling video distribution portfolio. The ultra-scalable GigaMux offers cost-efficiency and full services support across all protocols. Overall, Zhone provides service providers with a genuine "service-agnostic" video transport layerâone that fully supports converged Ethernet architectures and enables operators to profitably deliver the quality and variety of end-user services that the market demands.
Zhone's GigaMux provides the ideal solution for the requirements of SAN, supporting fast data transfer at native speed over the most widely used SAN protocols (Fibre Channel, ESCON, FICON, Gigabit-Ethernet and others). Zhone's SAN solutions are deployed by leading financial institutions worldwide.