EKINOPS carrier-grade solutions leverage expertise in both 10G and coherent transmission up to and beyond 400G, as well as aggregation and Forward Error Correction (FEC) to allow operators to cost-effectively increase data transport capacity over dark fiber, CWDM, DWDM, SONET/SDH, IP/Ethernet and SAN networks. EKINOPS competitive differentiator is its programmable T-Chip (Transport on-a-Chip) technology that allows for small footprint, low power consumption, short manufacturing times, and rapid introduction of new features via software rather than hardware.
The EKINOPS 360 is a carrier-class optical transport platform designed to address any application from access to ultra-long haul. The EKINOPS 360 can support any type of optical network including DWDM, CWDM, Flexgrid and even single fiber networks and, with its extended temperature range (ETR) capability for outside deployment, can operate at any location in the network. True multiprotocol support means it can aggregate or transport any Ethernet, Fibre Channel, SONET or SDH client protocol from 100Mb to 100G using advanced multiplexing solutions with the ability to drop or add any service at any point on the network. This technology significantly lowers the cost of building and maintaining DWDM and CWDM optical networks by reducing the number of wavelengths in the network and maximizing bandwidth utilization.
EKINOPS also provides its Celestis Software Suite network management tools and system automation features that enable point-and-click service and wavelength provisioning as well as automatic network commissioning and power balancing to help speed service deployment, improve service quality, reduce operational costs and eliminate errors.
Founded in 2003 by seasoned telecom and datacom industry experts, EKINOPS has earned the accolades of carriers and partners around the world with its technology and commitment to excellence. The company is headquartered in Lannion, France, with sales offices in Europe and the US.
The EKINOPS 360 — a dynamic, multi-reach, multi-rate transport system platform supporting all DWDM and CWDM and single fiber applications.
The EKINOPS 360 is a dynamic, multi-reach optical transport system providing advanced networking capabilities for access, metro, regional and long-haul applications based on its unique programmable hardware that delivers today’s solutions using tomorrow’s technology.
At the heart of the EKINOPS 360 lies the T-Chip (Transport on-a-Chip Technology) that enables fast, flexible, and cost-effective service delivery. The T-Chip provides a programmable infrastructure capable of supporting any application type – both existing and future – from a common platform to speed the development and lower the cost of the EKINOPS transport solutions. Having all capabilities on a single chip provides cost and manufacturing efficiencies which in turn provide for fast and cost-effective service delivery. The 360 platform also supports EKINOPS patented DynaFEC technology that delivers superior Forward Error Correction for greater reach even over older fiber.
The EKINOPS 360 platform delivers rates from 100Mbps to 200G today and can scale to 400G and beyond. The T-Chip is produced exclusively by EKINOPS and is not dependent on component manufacturers for new transport capability on the 360 system. This means EKINOPS can deliver functionality ahead of the market providing our customers a distinct and sustainable competitive advantage. The EKINOPS 360 also offers a wide range of optical layer solutions from amplifiers to a truly scalable ROADM. These solutions allow our customers to minimize their upfront costs and grow their networks in a profitable manner.
The capabilities of the EKINOPS 360 platform are delivered using the modular flexibility of the C200HC and C600HC chassis, as well as the fixed configuration RM 10001-WB and RM 10010-WB transponder and muxponder shelves in a 1RU form factor.
HIGH BIT RATE MODULES: 200G / 100G
EKINOPS high-speed 100G and 200G coherent solutions are designed to deliver the highest capacity transport available at the lowest cost per bit for both greenfield networks as well as alien wavelengths on existing networks for all applications from metro access to ultra-long haul.
EKINOPS offers a variety of 10G modules to support virtually any type and mix of client services from Ethernet to Fibre Channel to TDM to video over a single 10G wavelength.We also support 8G, 10G and 16G FC on a dedicated transponder module.
LOW SPEED AGGREGATION AND MEDIA CONVERTER MODULES
EKINOPS offers a variety of low-speed aggregation (<10G) and media converter modules.
OTN LINE OF PRODUCTS
EKINOPS has added standards-based OTN capability to our patented T CHIP (Transport on-a-Chip technology), so it is both compatible with existing EKINOPS systems and fully interoperable with a multi-vendor environment including OTN switched networks.
EXTENDED TEMPERATURE RANGE PRODUCTS
EKINOPS Extended Temperature Range (ETR) solution ensures that your critical infrastructure will function even when located in an unconditioned environment. Each of the individual components are purpose-built to provide failure-free operation even when the temperature is as low as -40° C or as high as +65° C.
The EKINOPS CelestisNMS provides a single network management platform to manage all service types and rates delivered by the EKINOPS 360 platform.
EKINOPS offers a full suite of optical layer modules including EDFA and Raman amplifiers, mux/demux filters, fixed and reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers (OADM/ROADM), protection switches (OPS) and dispersion compensation units.