ProLabs debuts CFP2-DCO transceivers for long distance 100G/200G signals

Nov. 18, 2020
The CFP2-DCO transceivers can transmit highly efficient dense wavelength division modulation (DWDM) signals at 100G or 200G data rates up to 80 km without the need for amplification.

Optical networking and connectivity specialist ProLabs has launched its new CFP2-DCO coherent optical transceivers, with the aim of reducing the cost of deploying 100G/200G signals across long campus-to-campus ranges.

Network operators using the company's CFP2-DCO transceivers can transmit highly efficient dense wavelength division modulation (DWDM) signals at 100G or 200G data rates up to 80 kilometers without the need for amplification, says ProLabs. Coherent optics technology enhances performance in edge and long haul/transport applications, such as edge-to-core or remote-to-metropolitan fiber runs, adds the company. 

"To achieve the data rates and reach needed to meet future data demands, core network infrastructure must evolve despite the cost," observes Patrick Beard, Chief Technology Officer at ProLabs. "Migrating from current configurations to new coherent technologies not only provides immediate, cost-effective 100G relief for long haul bottlenecks, but also establishes a reliable foundation for scaling into 200G.

By integrating advanced modulation techniques and moving the digital signal processor (DSP) on-board the optic, ProLabs says it has minimized impairments associated with high speed DWDM signals across large distances. The company's coherent optical solutions are interoperable in environments with switches and routers from vendors including Cisco, Dell, and Edge-corE, further improving capex for cost-conscious site managers. 

For more information, visit: https://www.prolabs.com/solutions/coherent-optics-open-the-door-to-100g-200g-over-long-distances.

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