DALLAS, TEXAS – (September 13, 2010) – Xtera Communications, Inc., a leading global provider of optical and IP networking solutions, today announces Nu-Wave Optima™ - a next generation flexible platform for long haul, regional, and metro DWDM applications. With service-specific networks converging into multi-service networks, Nu-Wave Optima delivers high capacity and performance while simplifying the overall network infrastructure and operation. It allows service providers to efficiently scale and tailor multi-purpose network architectures using a common set of high density next generation modules. Nu-Wave Optima, with its modular design, brings unprecedented network and service flexibility and a lower cost of ownership.
“The flexible Nu-Wave Optima platform establishes a new standard for network convergence," said Jon Hopper, president and chief executive officer of Xtera. “With a common, integrated set of plug and play modules for long-haul, regional, and metro applications, service providers and major enterprises have broad flexibility to customize their services and scale their networks according to their specific needs. Operators and enterprises can realize immediate operational efficiencies, such as reductions in the number of spares and equipment training, lowering their total cost of ownership without sacrificing capacity and performance.”
Nu-Wave Optima enables customers to future-proof their optical infrastructure. With Xtera’s implementation of 100G-ready All-Raman and hybrid EDFA/Raman amplification on the Nu-Wave Optima, service providers and enterprises can maximize the capacity of their existing fiber plant without costly re-engineering or complex infrastructure upgrades. As bandwidth requirements continue to increase, Xtera’s unique All-Raman amplification can increase capacity up to 15 Terabits per second (150 channels of 100 Gbits/s). Fully-tunable XFP-based universal 10G muxponders supporting applications and services such as Ethernet, SONET/SDH, SAN, and video deliver the scalability and flexibility that service providers and enterprises need to quickly deploy the revenue generating services required by their customers. For added flexibility and increased network availability, the Nu-Wave Optima platform includes state-of-the-art multi-degree ROADMs, allowing linear, ring, and mesh topologies to be deployed.
Nu-Wave Optima is remotely managed and monitored through Xtera’s Nu-Wave Network Management System (NMS), a unified management system that provides a true end-to-end network management transport solution. Combined with the integrated NMS, Nu-Wave Optima enables service providers and enterprises to build next generation optical transport networks and meet the demands of the service evolution.
About Xtera Communications
Xtera Communications specializes in network infrastructure that delivers maximum capacity, reach and value. Providing solutions for enterprise and telecom companies, Xtera offers an extensive portfolio of optical and IP networking solutions for submarine, long-haul, regional, metropolitan and enterprise applications. With deployments across five continents, Xtera’s optical transport solutions help service providers expand and accelerate their market reach with new deployments and extend the life of existing network assets with cost-effective upgrades. Our IP networking solutions for WAN traffic management deliver efficient, flexible network optimization. Xtera’s innovative technologies offer exceptional quality and performance, driving customer success. For more information, visit www.xtera.com.