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Press Release -- August 8th, 2012
Source: XKL

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

(SEATTLE, WA – August 8, 2012) ) XKL, LLC, a leading-edge provider of enterprise fiber optic networking equipment receives a 2011 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award for its DarkStar® DSM10 Optical Transport System. TMC, a global, integrated media company who evaluates hundreds of entries each year for its Communications Solutions Awards, selects winners based on innovative technology solutions.

The DarkStar® DSM10 is part of the XKL optical transport product suite that allows enterprises to take advantage of the dark fiber already in the ground, enabling incredible bandwidth for inter-campus and campus-datacenter links with unrivaled ease of use and value. A fundamental XKL design tenet is that the equipment used in the development of a reliable Internet must ride on a simple, easy-to-understand software platform. XKL architecture puts that belief into practice by organizing key functions into simplified processes or tasks that are often relegated to separate hardware units to perform. If a particular process fails, it can be easily identified and addressed. This rational approach is replicated throughout the architecture, supporting the twin goals of creating cost-effective systems that exhibit very high reliability.

“DarkStar DSM systems give network operators additional flexibility and control when it comes to configuring interfaces with soft select ability of 1G to 10G data rates,” comments Len Bosack, Founder and CEO of XKL. “Our architecture is elegantly simple, providing optical transport with an easy to use router-like management structure and best in class latency — latency as low as the inherent physics of the fiber itself.”

“XKL, LLC was chosen to receive this 2011 Product of the Year Award for creating outstanding advancements in communications,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “DarkStar DSM10 Optical Transport System has proven benefits for its customers and provides ROI for the companies that use it. Congratulations to the entire team at XKL, LLC. I look forward to more innovative solutions from them in the coming year.”

The Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award recognizes the vision, leadership, and thoroughness that are characteristics of the prestigious award. The most innovative products and services brought to the market from March 2011 through March 2012 were chosen as winners of the Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award.

The 2011 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award winners are published on the INTERNET TELEPHONY and Customer Interaction Solutions Websites. For more information about XKL and its suite of DarkStar Optical Transport solutions visit

About XKL:

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

About TMC:

TMC is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person, and online. TMC publishes the Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Next Gen Mobility, and Cloud Computing magazines. TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the world’s leading B2B communications event., which is read by two million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events: Cloud Communications Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; CVx (ChannelVision Expo); DevCon5; HTML5 Summit; LatinComm Conference & Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Mobility Tech Conference & Expo; MSPAlliance MSPWorld; StartupCamp; Video World Conference & Expo and more.

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