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Press Release -- February 2nd, 2012
Source: XKL

XKL Introduces the DarkStar® DSM Scalable Optical Transport System

Slim-line design reduces cost of entry with limitless scalability

(SEATTLE, WA – February 2, 2012) XKL, LLC, a leading-edge provider of enterprise fiber optic networking equipment introduces its DarkStar® DSM, a robust optical transport system that provides hands-free configuring and provisioning of data rates and numbers of channels.  The DarkStar optical transport system product line provides scalability to a near limitless amount of bandwidth.

The DSM Optical Transport System is part of XKL’s DarkStar® product portfolio which recently revealed its ability to transport 400Gbps of data as fast as 8.067 milliseconds on a test bed spanning 1650km. The DSM product line supports high-bandwidth capabilities starting with a minimum of 20 Gigabits of capacity, providing an easy to deploy and realistic entry platform for service providers and enterprise businesses seeking opportunities to gain more control over their network infrastructure.

The DSM is the newest system in XKL’s Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) solution platform that enables massive bandwidth transmission with the ease and reliability required by enterprise businesses. This platform offers fully integrated system architecture, managed through an easy-to-use router-type interface, in a compact, highly robust single rack unit.  The platform does not require optical engineering expertise, runs on less than 100 Watts of power per unit and can be deployed in under one hour.

“We wanted to provide enterprise and small service providers the flexibility to light their own fiber with a highly efficient optical transport platform that delivers what companies realistically need today,” states Len Bosack, CEO of XKL.  “The DSM platform, based on our award winning DarkStar® Optical Transport System design, is the ideal platform to enable companies of nearly any size the ability to light and manage optical networks more efficiently.”

The DSM is a fully integrated, highly efficient optical transport system that provides enterprise businesses and service providers the flexibility and ability to achieve network independence, with the security and reliability required. For more information about XKL and its full suite of DarkStar® Optical Transport solutions visit or email

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Led by CEO and Cisco Systems co-founder Len Bosack, XKL LLC develops products that epitomize the company’s mission: Bringing fundamental change to worldwide telecommunications. XKL optical transport system technologies enable enterprises with enormous and complex data transmission needs to tap into the power of the wholesale Internet. This allows XKL customers to achieve network independence, greater reliability, enhanced transmission speed and better value. The company is headquartered in Kirkland, Washington. For more information, visit

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