10G Muxponder PL-2000 provides efficient and flexible aggregation layer of multi-protocol/multirate sub-10G services into single 10G uplink trunk. The 10G OTU2 uplink can aggregate simultaneously SDH/SONET, Ethernet, Fibre Channel and Video services, thus providing a perfect access platform for multiple clients’ needs and allows merger of legacy and new services transparently. The rates and protocols supported range from Fast Ethernet to Gigabit Ethernet, 1/2/4G FC/FICON, STM-1/OC-3, STM-4/OC-12, STM-16/OC-48 and video signals of DVB-ASI, SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 3G HD-SDI.
PL-2000 supports two modes of operation. In one mode, it can aggregate up to 16 multirate/multiprotocol services into a single 10G OTU2 uplink pipe with a second 10G OTU2 uplink pipe providing full line protection. In another application, PL-2000 can aggregate 16 (dual 8) multirate/multiprotocol services into a 20G aggregated uplink pipe with OTU2 capability. This application is a perfect fit for ring applications and high bandwidth point to point applications.