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AEPONyX Unveils 40-Channel Single Fiber WDM Transponder Platform for Metro Ethernet

September 14, 2012

AEPONyX Unveils 40-Channel Single Fiber WDM Transponder Platform for Metro Ethernet

By Rajani Baburajan
TMCnet Contributor

AEPONyX, a startup telecom system company based in Montreal, Canada, has launched a 40-Channel single dark fiber WDM transponder platform based on WDM-PON small form pluggable (SFP) transceivers.

AEPON, or “Active Ethernet Passive Optical Network,” is a dense wavelength division multiplexing passive optical network (DWDM-PON) technology, based on use of long-reach AEPONyX Omnicolor SFP transceivers outfitted with AEPONyX Colorplugs pluggable unicolor filters.

The AEPONyX platform is built with state-of-the-art Carrier Ethernet components and is the first to unleash the combined potential of the entire DWDM C & L bands, the company said.

With its ColorNID, AEPONyX is first to market with a Carrier Ethernet Network Interface Device, optimized for DWDM-PON long-reach transmission.

The new WDM transponder platform is designed for Metro Ethernet service providers with a reach of 60 km. It enables the wholesale of Metro Access and Metro Transport through the cross-connection of Dense and Coarse WDM-PON wavelengths at the Ethernet level.

Customers benefit from this solution as they can multiplex 40 circuits onto a single fiber, yet retain the robustness of a dedicated port with the full functionality of a Carrier Ethernet network-to-network interface for each circuit they wholesale, according to Francois Menard, CTO and cofounder of AEPONyX.

“Further, they can bridge any customer premise to any datacenter across their metro markets, all from a single location, leveraging an entirely passive 60 km outside plant,” Menard added.

According to Philippe Babin, VP Sales and Marketing of AEPONyX, the AEPON product portfolio is the most comprehensive WDM-PON solution and enables their metro access customers to generate new streams of revenues from their fiber networks.

AEPONyX's flagship MxC-80 product consists of 80 SFP ports in a single 3U carrier class -48V DC shelf, and is designed to enable 40 wirespeed AEPON channels. Each AEPON channel contains a DWDM-side outside plant access component and a CWDM-side network-to-network interface (NNI).

MxC-80 enables 40 circuits to be multiplexed onto one outside plant fiber and 16 circuits to be multiplexed onto one NNI fiber.

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Edited by Braden Becker
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