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PacketLight Networks introduces the PL-1000

PL-1000 supports data, storage, voice, and video over CWDM and DWDM networks and dark fiber addressing the growing need for compact 10Gbps connectivity solutions

Tel Aviv, Israel – April 7, 2008 – PacketLight Networks Ltd. a leading provider of CWDM, DWDM and Dark Fiber connectivity solutions, announced today that it has released the PL-1000, the first connectivity solution over Dark Fiber and WDM networks to provide 4 services supporting 10Gbps each in a 1U box. The PL-1000 is designed to provide 10Gbps connectivity over existing dark fiber infrustructure previously used for lower rate services, by providing integrated optical amplifier (EDFA), 3R functionality and Mux/DeMux. The PL-1000 offers carrier class functionality, including built-in performance monitors, protection and regenerator mode within its compact frame.

The PL-1000 offers high levels of functionality together with a new level of cost efficiency and flexibility. The PL-1000 provides a variety of innovative network solutions such as effectively upgrading existiting CWDM networks to support 10Gbps connectivity. The PL-1000 integrated solution supports both CWDM and DWDM optical links based on standard XFP technology. Furthermore, the PL-1000 chassis can be cascaded and seemlessly integrated with PacketLight's PL-400 and or PL-300 to provide a scalable solution for 32 or more services starting from 2Mbps up to 10Gbps. The PL-1000, which is typically deployed as CLE (Customer Located Equipment) in enterprise campus environments and central offices, is also environmentally friendly, with its low power consumption.

“The PL-1000 is the most advanced 10G connectivity solution of its size.” said Koby Reshef, PacketLight’s VP Marketing. “The PL-1000 addresses the growing market need for 10G connectivity over the existing fiber infrastructure, leveraging fiber utilization and capacity significantly. Our new product fits perfectly to provide high throughput Metro Ethernet connectivity, effective infrastructure for Triple Play, NGN and DSLAM backhaul and enables upgrade of existing CWDM or DWDM networks to support 10G services”.

The PL-1000 connectivity solution supports a variety of services such as: 10GBASE-R, 10GBASE-W, STM-64/OC-192, 10G FC and OTU-2 in any mix. Two out-of-band Optical Supervisory Channels (OSC) are provided for HTTP and SNMP based management. The PL-1000 contains built-in passive optical filters (Mux/DeMux) and two EDFA boosters, enabling point-to-point, linear add and drop and ring topologies in both transponder and regenerator modes. In addition it provides performance monitors as well as facility protection and power supply redundancy. The PL-1000 is ideal for connecting multiple 10G Eth interfaces over distances of up to 120Km.

About PacketLight Networks

PacketLight Networks Ltd. ( develops a complete set of CWDM, DWDM and dark fiber solutions. PacketLight customers are carriers, service providers, IT integrators and enterprises who are active in meeting the demand for metro Ethernet business continuity, Triple Play solutions and enterprise data sharing applications.

PacketLight and PL-1000 are trademarks of PacketLight Networks, LTD. All other brands, products, or service names are or may be trademarks or service marks of, and are used to identify, products or services of their respective owners.

Contact Details:

Media Contacts:

Koby Reshef
VP Marketing
PacketLight Networks Ltd.
Tel: +972-3-768-7888

Mike Horowitz
NCSM, Strategic Marketing

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PacketLight Networks

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