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Menara Networks Announces General Availability of Industry's Only Tunable SFP+ with Integrated OTN and Forward Error Correction Capabilities
[March 13, 2018]

Menara Networks Announces General Availability of Industry's Only Tunable SFP+ with Integrated OTN and Forward Error Correction Capabilities

Menara Networks, an IPG Photonics (News - Alert) business and a vertically integrated provider of IP/Ethernet DWDM transport solutions, today announced the general availability of its OTN tunable SFP+ transceiver; a "System-in-module" with integrated Forward Error Correction (FEC) and advanced monitoring capabilities.

Based on the company's proprietary high speed Integrated circuit, Menara's OTN SFP+ provides superior optical performance, enhanced FEC, and full G.709 OTN functionalities - akin to those found in chassis-based DWDM transponders - in a pluggable small form factor. It transparently processes 10G Ethernet, 10G FC and 9.96 Gbps SONET/SDH and is compatible with all major routers and Ethernet/MPLS switches. Menara's OTN SFP+ is the industry's only module capable of 120 km reach without optical amplification or dispersion compensation at 11.1 Gbps. A rich menu of "near-end" and "far-end" in-service monitoring makes it ideal for zero foot-print 10G NID applications. The Telcordia (News - Alert) qualified module is tunable over the entire C-band on the 50 GHz grid and is available for commercial and industrial temperature applications.

"We are happy to announce general availability of our OTN SFP+," said Siraj Nour ElAhmadi, Menara President & GM. "This product is now shipping to a major OEM customer and several service providers affording them significant footprint, power consumption and cost advantages versus a transponder-based solution."

In an earlier press release, Menara Networks announced customer sampling of the company 200G Digital CFP2-DCO module, as the latest member of the Hytham line of digital coherent 100G/200G pluggable modules.

Menara Networks is showcasing live its Atlas line of OTN "system-ina-module" and its Hytham line of 100G/200G digital coherent pluggable modules in an IP over DWDM application based on Juniper Networks® MX Router and IPG Photonics high performance compact hybrid EDFA/Raman Optical Services Transport Platform (OSTP) at its booth # 4423 on the exhibit floor of the Optical Fiber Communications from March 13-15, 2018 at the San Diego Convention Center.

About IPG Photonics Corporation

IPG Photonics Corporation is the world leader in high-power fiber lasers and amplifiers. Founded in 1990, IPG pioneered the development and commercialization of optical fiber-based lasers for use in diverse applications, primarily materials processing. Fiber lasers have revolutionized the industry by delivering superior performance, reliability and usability at a lower total cost of ownership compared with conventional lasers, allowing end users to increase productivity and decrease operating costs. IPG has its headquarters in Oxford, Massachusetts, and has additional plants and offices throughout the world. For more information, please visit

About Menara Networks

Menara Networks, an IPG Photonics business, develops innovative products and solutions that simplify today's layered optical transport networks. Leveraging the company's proprietary high speed ICs and its extensive expertise in optical networking and system design, Menara's portfolio of OTN XFP, SFP+ and CFP modules provide optical networks with superior performance and improved service velocity while drastically reducing floor space, power consumption and overall network cost. The company's unique solutions continue to save carriers CapEx dollars and eliminate the need for footprint, heat, and power associated with DWDM transponders in central offices and data centers around the world. For more information, please visit

Juniper Networks (News - Alert) is a registered trademark of Juniper Networks, Inc.

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