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Our lineup of Optical Solutions
XKL Ultra low latency solutions are ideal for entertainment/gaming and network providers and the XKL Extreme Low Latency delivers rapid transit for financial trading networks.
Why Low Latency
The finale industry is prime example of an “Extreme Low Latency” market where extremely rapid traders can represent millions of dollars profits. Today’s network providers strive to deliver the lowest Latency solutions, including 5G, where latency in the backhaul network will become increasingly important to achieve the quality required for applicants like real-time gaming and streaming video.
XKL Low, Ultra, and Extreme Low Latency Solutions
XKL Low Latency Solutions are designed on a pure layer 1 architecture using the highest-rated components and designed with the lowest complexity in mind. The results is latency as low as a fee nanoseconds, the equivalent to adding only ~2 meters of finer to a router, providing performance that is typically 1000 + times faster than traditional complex transponders.
2X more bandwidth per channel using the same equipment, providers greater capacity, and flexibility, with lower costs per channel.
Intelligent Optical Newtworking
The XKL eVeloclty platform also allows network operator to relay lost bandwidth by aggregating multiple client streams, discard idle Ethernet packets, and delivering and average of 2.4x more data across the same 100G line.
With a proposed software upgrade, this could increase to 4.8x more data!
The eVeloclty product lines after 960 gigabytes (DQM100) and up to 9.6 terabytes (DGT100) per fibre palr and stacked for higher bandwidth solutions and are ready expand to 40 channels with the addition of a DarStar Band Combiner (DBC) device. The eVeloclty solutions can also integrate EDFA amplifiers, filters, optical switches, and any other components required to meet network topology needs. These models are ready to grow up to 40 channels with the addition of a DarkStar Band Combiner (DBQ) device.
Mission-critical networks should never fail Combined with the XKL Layer one topology, the XKL resilient networking options are the gold standard for reliability.
5 Year Hardware Warranty
Combined with XKL Layer one topology, the XKL resilient networking options are the gold standard for reliability. To back this up. XKL provides a full five-year hardware warranty and includes software upgrades and maintenance patches at no additional cost.
Link redundancy ensures that the data keeps moving in the event of a finer break. XKL offers several different solutions to provide network resiliency, including internal optical path protection or external link redundancy in more complex network configurations such as networks, using the XKL DMD (Mux/Demux) solutions.
The three standard path protection models supported are:
1+1 Unidirectional: Typically in a point-to-point network, two sets of finer pairs between site A and site B each takes a different route. If the primary finer pair experiences a failure, all data traffic migrates to the secondary finer route.
1+1 Bidirectional: Where there is “East/West” link redundancy, for example, in a RING topology, or between redundant datacenters. If the “East” finer route breaks, traffic will migrate or xxxxxx to the “West” link. The same may also be true is the “West” finer route breaks.
1+1 Bidirectional: A slightly more complex solutions exist where two sets of finer pairs coexist with client-xxxxx on both links. This type of solution is suited to the DQT “eVelocity” statistical mixing (StatMuxing) solutions.
In this instance, 2 x 100G links may coexist. In the event of a failure of wither link, the second link can xxxxx to host the initial 100G client data AND the primary connection and all client data. StatMuxing ensures that unnecessary (empty) data packets are removed from the link, providing up to 2.4 times the data capacity without any additional buffering or loss of transit speed.
XKL has engineered a better way to add capacity when the business case demands it. All XKL products conform to a compact form factor and deliver an abundant amount of bandwidth per appliance or channel.
Bandwidth demand forecasting has become an important tool in today’s optimization of enterprise and consumer networks. As the demand for data shows no sign of slowing, network architects and engineers must accurately determine bandwidth needs when forecasting the next stage of capacity growth. Miscalculating and coming up short is not an option.
XKL has engineered a better way to add capacity when the business case demands it. All XKL products conform to a compact form factor and deliver an abundant amount of bandwidth per appliance or channel. An organization can continue to add more 10G or 100G DarkStar products until it fills all 96 channels in a single fiber pair. To add more transport units to the network node the network engineer simply utilizes an optical utility appliance such as the DMD-A or passive DMD – P mux/demux.
Integrated Mux/Demux and Amplifiers
Stripped down or fully loaded, this optical utility appliance is configurable with everything needed to support a DWDM infrastructure. In addition to the integrated optical switch, EDFA amplifiers are fully integrated components. Management of these devices is simplified due to this integration. A DWDM system isn’t possible without the integrated mux/demux filters. Customers can choose from a variety of filter types: 48 channel 100GHz-spaced, 96 channel 50GHz-spaced, or the band combiner filters, which provide a coarse mux/demux capability. All of these capabilities are fully integrated and packaged in 1RU or 2RU. The DMD-A is an integral part of an XKL optical network or can be a stand-alone product with the versatility to support any ITU grid optical networking equipment. The green low power footprint adds to the advantages of this platform.
Simple Management Platform
An easy to use CLI familiar to network administrators is used to manage XKL products. Its auto complete feature and use of common network terminology make it simple to use for anyone familiar with router or switch interfaces. With a set and forget approach, the statements “it’s easy” and “It just works” are a common comment users make. Scheduled software updates require no downtime since the management plane is separate from the data plane. Software updates are hitless, simplifying maintenance windows.
Integrated Path Protection
When the proverbial backhoe takes out the conduit housing your fiber, preparation should be in place to minimize the downtime of the fiber break. Ensure you are protected with an integrated optical switch for path protection and a backup fiber pair. Enabling the optical switch can be done either manually or triggered automatically. Critical infrastructure relies on minimal interruptions of services; fiber breaks, cuts, or operator errors in the datacenter, are oftentimes a reality.
Build-Your-Own Transport Solution
A simple to integrate, simple to manage optical utility appliance requires no optical engineering experience to effectively implement and manage. Choose an amplification and optical switch combination and build your own optical transport solution. The optical utility appliance, like all XKL products, is designed for IT staff to integrate and operate, thus reducing the need for expensive optical engineers to ensure network optimization. Total cost of ownership savings are maximized with this platform.
With more than seven years in continuous service, XKL products are designed to never go down or have any interruptions to customer traffic. The data plane is separated from the control plane, helping secure your data. Redundant power supplies, fans, and hot-swappable lasers keeps system uptimes at a maximum, ensuring customer traffic is uninterrupted. With 1+1 redundant power supplies, a DarkStar system is tolerant of a power supply failure. Similarly, hot-swappable lasers allow for minimal disruptions to customer data, and only the affected device needs to be replaced, keeping other customer data flowing. With the integrated protection schemes, a laser failure is recoverable in less than 20ms or 50ms, depending on the DarkStar product. Once the failed laser is replaced, traffic can be automatically or manually reverted back.