Test & Measurement
Exfo adds full ODU0 and ODUflex to 10G and 40G Transport Blazer
November 3, 2010 By Anthony Capkun
November 3, 2010
Exfo has added full ODU0 and ODUflex capabilities to its next-generation 10G and 40G Transport Blazer test module series. ODU0 provides new mapping for the transport of 1 Gbit/s ethernet signals with multiplexing capability up to 100 GB; it allows for OTN networks to be backward-compatible with the industry-installed base, and is optimized for Gigabit ethernet clients and transport of client signals with a rate below 1.238 Gbit/s. ODUflex, meantime, includes higher efficiency for network configuration and bandwidth allocation, says Exfo, providing a future-proof solution for the transport of any client signal at any rate. It enables technology shared by network equipment manufacturers, service provider labs and field-testing crews, and is critical for deploying next-generation packet optical transport networks. The ODU0 and ODUflex capabilities are available as a software option for all Transport Blazer OTN test modules.
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