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XR Optics – the New Revolution in Optical Networking
Transform your Network with XR Optics: A game-changing innovation, purpose-built to overcome traditional limitations in optical transmission. As 5G, fibre deep, and hyperscale cloud connectivity present new challenges, XR Optics disrupts network economics.
With innovative coherent optical subcarrier aggregation, it introduces a pluggable, software-enabled architecture, dramatically reducing deployment and operational costs. Enjoy unmatched flexibility as XR Optics seamlessly adapts to both point-to-point and point-to-multipoint configurations.
Mining & Resources
A PARADIGM SHIFT IN OPTICAL NETWORKING
OPTIMISED FOR POINT-TO-MULTIPOINT TRAFFIC FLOWS
Reimagine a New Future for your Optical Network Architecture
Benefits of XR Optics for our Clients
From a Business Perspective
XR Optics delivers Operational Expenditure and Capital Expenditure savings through intelligent network resource optimisation. Decrease operational expenses by minimising power consumption, footprint, aggregation sites, product support costs, and onsite visits. Align capital expenditures with actual bandwidth requirements and seamlessly adapt to evolving traffic demands.
Improve Network Reliability & Reduce Risk of Downtime
Designed to handle challenging conditions, XR Optics is well-suited for deployments in remote and harsh environments, such as those encountered in mining, energy and transportation sectors. Enhanced network reliability in these conditions, reduces the risk of downtime and ensures continuous communication in mission-critical operations.
Simplify Network Management
XR Optics offers a more streamlined and flexible architecture that makes it easier to monitor and control your network infrastructure, even in remote and challenging environments.
XR Optics incorporates advanced security features to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of sensitive data, addressing concerns relating to cybersecurity in critical sectors.
XR Optics minimises latency, crucial for applications in mining, energy and transportation where real-time data processing is essential for efficient operations, safety, and decision-making.
Future-proof Network Infrastructure
Deployment of XR Optics helps to future-proof investments in network infrastructure, ensuring that it can accommodate emerging technologies and increasing data demands over the long term.
From a Technical Perspective
Increase Bandwidth Efficiency
XR Optics enables a more efficient use of available bandwidth, allowing companies to handle increasing data demands without the need for constant infrastructure upgrades.
Harness Flexibility and Scalability
The technology provides a flexible and scalable network architecture, allowing our clients to adapt to changing demands and easily expand their network capabilities as required.
Support Energy Efficiency
XR Optics supports energy efficiency, an important consideration for industries like mining, energy and transportation. Efficiencies are delivered through the optimised use of resources and reduced power consumption.
Minimise the Number of Optical Transceivers
Optimise optical transceiver usage by consolidating multiple spoke devices onto a single hub transceiver, minimising the overall number of transceivers required.
Maximise Router Efficiency, Density & Simplicity
Optimise router efficiency, density, and simplicity by substituting numerous low-speed ports with a smaller quantity of high-speed ports. These versatile high-speed ports serve dual roles as both aggregation and network interfaces, streamlining operations.
Eliminate Intermediate Packet Aggregation Stages
Remove intermediate packet aggregation stages by utilising larger, more efficient switching devices at centralised sites.
Summary of XR Optics Technology
XR Optics revolutionises traditional optical technology by leveraging
digital subcarrier technology.
Unlike conventional point-to-point systems, XR Optics employs coherent lasers and advanced digital signal processing to divide a single-carrier wavelength into multiple lower-bandwidth subcarriers. These subcarriers, each with specific characteristics, can be assigned to different endpoints, optimising network efficiency.
Ideal for hub-and-spoke applications, XR Optics dramatically reduces the number of optical transceivers, delivering significant capital expenditure savings, power efficiency, and space optimisation. By eliminating intermediate aggregation stages, the technology simplifies network infrastructure, maximising router efficiency, density, and simplicity.
XR Optics also allows for a flexible allocation of bandwidth, aligning capital expenditure with actual needs and enabling quick adaptation to changing traffic demands. This ground-breaking technology is particularly beneficial for sectors like mining and energy, offering a transformative solution to reduce operational costs and enhance network performance.
Flexible Subcarrier-based Suite of Pluggable Optical Solutions
Simplify Transport Networks
With coherent subcarrier aggregation (CSA) and the ability to efficiently optimise aggregation networks for point-to-multipoint traffic patterns.
Reduce Capital, Space and Power
Use a single high-speed transceiver to simultaneously send and receive independent data streams to/from numerous low-speed transceivers.
Eliminate Intermediate Aggregation
Eliminate costly optical-electrical-optical network elements (switches and routers) required to “up-speed” lower-speed traffic.
Seamlessly Upgrade Capacity
With programmable software control, seamlessly upgrade transmission speeds between hub and spoke locations as demands evolve.
Addressing a Fundamental Challenge
Since the early days of optical networking, there has been a notable discrepancy between the real traffic patterns at the network edge and the technology employed for transporting that traffic. At the edge, network traffic predominantly follows a hub-and-spoke model, where numerous endpoints generate traffic aggregated by a limited number of hub locations. In contrast, optical connectivity solutions have predominantly relied on strictly point-to-point technology. The consequence is an exceptionally inefficient transport architecture, necessitating numerous endpoint transceivers and intermediate aggregation devices to enhance the speed of traffic flows.
NETWORK TRAFFIC PATTERN
OPTICAL NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY
Revolutionising Networking through
Coherent Subcarrier Aggregation Innovation
Beyond its efficient support for point-to-point applications, XR Optics introduces the industry’s first scalable solution tailored for point-to-multipoint traffic flows. Leveraging Nyquist subcarrier innovation, XR Optics empowers a single transceiver to generate multiple lower-speed subcarriers, each independently directed to diverse destinations. This ground-breaking technology, accommodating both point-to-point and point-to-multipoint configurations through a unified coherent pluggable, provides network operators with heightened deployment flexibility and reduced sparing costs.
Substantial Savings for Network Operators
XR Optics empowers network operators to significantly decrease the number of transceivers, eliminate the necessity for expensive intermediate aggregation devices, and efficiently optimise optical transport infrastructure for hub-and-spoke end-user traffic flows. This results in total cost of ownership (TCO) savings of 70% or more. Infinera’s comprehensive range of vertically integrated ICE-X pluggables harnesses XR Optics technology, providing network operators with essential performance, scale, and efficiency to deliver distinctive 5G, advanced broadband, and next-generation cloud and business services.
Multi Award Winning Solution
XR Optics, and Infinera’s implementation of the technology, ICE-X, have earned industry accolades for innovative breakthroughs, transformative applications, and significant contributions to energy efficiency for a greener future.
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