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CALIENT and ADARA to Showcase SDN Transport Packet Optical Integration Solution at OFC2016

CALIENT Technologies, Inc., the global leader for optical switching technology, today announced a full slate of technology demonstrations and presentations at OFC 2016 focused on the SDN Transport Packet Optical Integration (SDN-TPOI) solution it has jointly developed with ADARA Networks.

The companies, along with ON.Lab, the SDN Open Network Operating System (ONOS) leader, will present demos in CALIENT’s booth (#1229) throughout the show.

The CALIENT-ADARA SDN-TPOI solution provides the first multi-vendor, multi-domain, multi-layer network optimization solution that allows real-time data flows to bypass the traditional packet-based network for very low cost and latency Optical Circuit Switch transport.

The solution combines CALIENT S-Series optical circuit switches with ADARA Axis switches deployed on the edges of wide area networks under the control of ADARA’s CloudFabric Cloud Management Platform and SKY Controller.

SDN-TPOI was just named an elite-level solution - scoring 4.5 points out of 5 points - by a panel of industry judges in the 2016 Lightwave Innovation Reviews, an annual program sponsored by Lightwave Magazine that distinguishes the top products in the optical industry.

Enterprise CORD Demonstrations

In addition to the SDN-TPOI demonstration, CALIENT will join the ONOS project team and a field of leading network service providers and industry vendors to deliver a demonstration of an enterprise central office re-architected as a data center (E-CORD). In this demonstration, CALIENT’s S160 optical circuit switch will function as a switched optical backplane in a disaggregated (whitebox) ROADM, supporting on-demand service setup, protection, and reconfiguration.

The E-CORD demonstration, which brings together the latest advances in optical hardware and SDN/SFV software solutions, will be hosted at the ONOS Booth #3758.

OFC Technical Program Presentation

CALIENT optical engineers Lin Liu, Shifu Yuan, and David Ramsthaler, will also present on the technical program at OFC 2016, on the subject, “Investigation of Dynamic Optical Crosstalk Performance of a Large-Scale 3D MEMS Optical Circuit Switches” (M3I.2). This presentation will take place on Monday March 21 from 4:30 PM-4:45 PM.


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