OE Solutions and AimValley add OC‑12/STM‑4 to Smart SFP™ Portfolio

GWANGJU, Korea and HILVERSUM, The Netherlands, Sept 13, 2012 – OE Solutions and AimValley extend their portfolio of TSoP Smart SFP™ modules to include OC-12/STM-4 in addition to OC-3/STM-1 over Gigabit Ethernet.

The TSoP Smart SFP™ enables efficient and cost-effective transport of SONET/SDH signals on CWDM or DWDM networks, without the need to sacrifice additional wavelength. Conventionally, in order to transport OC-3/STM-1 or OC-12/STM-4 signals over a desired wavelength, network operators were forced to install dedicated multi-rate transponder cards, which not only require a free system slot, but also occupy an entire wavelength on the WDM transport network.

OE Solutions and AimValley offer a cost-effective and low power alternative with the TSoP Smart SFP™. The TSoP module is inserted in a GbE SFP port on a switched Ethernet muxponder card in a WDM system. The TSoP SFP converts the SONET/SDH signal to a packet stream that is sent across a WDM or packet network to a second TSoP SFP at the other end. Because TSoP uses the Ethernet layer for transport it does not consume an end-to-end wavelength and can benefit from Ethernet switching instead of ROADM for protection or rerouting.

In Carrier Ethernet networks and Mobile Backhaul applications the SFP-based TSoP technology enables operators to migrate and integrate their SONET/SDH transport network into a single technology packet network. AimValley published an IETF draft standard, describing the Transparent SONET/SDH over Packet (TSoP) technology: draft-manhoudt-pwe3-tsop.

“The TSoP Smart SFP™ processes the SONET/SDH signal with full transparency, maintaining payload structure, protection protocols and synchronization end-to-end; this simplifies the configuration and service turn-up of SONET/SDH connections across a packet network,” says Pieter de Boer, Managing Director at AimValley. “The integration of TSoP into an SFP greatly reduces system and network complexity, and offers lower carbon footprint while generating CAPEX & OPEX savings.”

The TSoP Smart SFP™ is available with OC-12/STM-4 or OC-3/STM-1 optical interface per ITU-T and GR-CORE specifications and supports optical reaches up to 80 km over the Industrial Temperature range, i.e. -40 to +85°C.

OE Solutions and AimValley will demonstrate the new TSoP Smart SFP™ module as well as their previously announced Gigabit Ethernet OAM Demarcation SFPs at the ECOC2012 conference in Amsterdam, September 17-19, 2012 (Booth #687).

For more information see www.smartsfp.com or contact us at sales@oesolution.com.

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About OE Solutions

OE Solutions, Co., Ltd. is a leading supplier of opto-electronic transceiver solutions for both broadband wireless and wireline markets. OE Solutions provides solutions for wireless backhaul, Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs), Local Area Networks (LANs), Storage Area Networks (SANs), Passive Optical Networks (PONs), and HD Video Transport. The company specializes in BiDirectional, Single Wavelength BiDi & Industrial Temperature Transceivers for Ethernet, CPRI, OBSAI, and Video. Founded in 2003, OE Solutions has differentiated itself by offering technical excellence and a customer-oriented mindset. OE Solutions has grown over the last decade as one of the key suppliers to major systems companies worldwide. The company is headquartered in Gwangju Photonics Industry Cluster, South Korea. OE Solutions currently has two local support offices located in New Jersey and California, United States. OE Solutions strives to be the “Global leader of the ‘Video Revolution’ in wireless, wireline, and HD video markets.” More information via www.oesolution.com.

About AimValley

AimValley B.V., founded in 2003, helps companies to get a grip on their telecom and data networking technologies. The company does so by providing state-of-the-art technological solutions for telecommunications and data communication systems providers. AimValley offers a full range of system level services including product definition and architecture, software design, systems testing, hardware design, and factory introduction. From stand-alone consultancy to comprehensive turnkey solutions, AimValley builds on its experience at leading telecom suppliers and technology research labs. More information via www.aimvalley.com.