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Press Release -- March 27th, 2012
Source: XKL

XKL has Engineered a 100G DWDM Universal Starter Kit to Support 10G and 100G Clients

1RU DWDM system boosts channel rates to 100G per lambda

Seattle, WA – March 27, 2012XKL, LLC announced it has designed and engineered a first generation 100G DWDM Universal Starter Kit that will boost optical channel rates to 100G per lambda.  This design supports 10G and 100G on the client side.  XKL founder and CEO, Leonard Bosack, has been planning for Terabit technology since 2001 and leads his engineering teams in the design of optical transport products where speed is not the only issue addressed.  Transmission performance, price, space and power dissipation per bit also are key differentiators for XKL over 10G and 40G DWDM transport solutions currently offered in the marketplace.

XKL’s engineering innovations in 100G transport technologies continue to provide technology advances in support of core enterprise networks; capacity-constrained data centers and regional/long haul transmission routes. XKL’s 100G optical transport systems are designed to deploy as a requirement for higher bandwidth applications and to aggregate internal service elements within carrier networks.  For the WAN and backbone regional networks, spectral efficiency — a measure of how efficiently a limited frequency spectrum is utilized by the physical layer — is extremely important in XKL’s system engineering design.

“100G DWDM optical networking transport requires advanced modulation techniques to meet network operators’ requirements”, states Len Bosack, XKL CEO.  “This latest development is one of many we will announce this year as we continue to respond to our customers’ demands for high performance optical networking products.”

XKL’s systems engineering approach to all DarkStar optical transport design continues to be driven by the following tenets:

  • Equipment must be compatible with the existing infrastructure that supports 10G DWDM deployments. This means equipment must be tolerant to PMD, CD, and other fiber nonlinearities as well as interoperate with existing engineering rules established for 10G.
  • Systems must be easily deployed and managed. Equipment cannot require tweaking and be difficult when adding lambdas.
  • Products must be highly robust, cost effective and enable industry leading low latency for data transmission.

XKL is a leading-edge provider of enterprise and ISP fiber optic networking equipment.  The company’s optical transport products come in 1RU fully integrated packages that simplify end-to-end optical transmission solutions. For more information on XKL, visit

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About XKL, LLC:
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

For XKL, LLC media inquiries please contact:
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Tel: +1.866.307.2510

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