Since its inception, Sycamore Networks has harnessed deep expertise in data networking protocols, cutting-edge optics, and signaling and control software to deliver innovative networking products that power many of the world’s most demanding networks. Sycamore technology underpins the proven value our solutions bring to customers, from increased operational efficiencies through point-and-click provisioning to lower capital expenses through the integration of multiple functions on a single, compact system. Sycamore’s technology highlights include:
Sycamore solutions consolidate packet and optical network functions – IP, Ethernet, SONET/SDH, OTN, WDM optical transport – into compact, multiservice platforms that provide the foundation for a more efficient solution designed to help network operators cost-effectively migrate from circuit-based to packet-based services. Other benefits of Sycamore’s integrated packet and optical technologies, implemented in our SN 9000 and SN 16000 switching platforms, include reduced network complexity, increased flexibility and improved service reliability.
The first networking vendor to deploy optical mesh technology in a Tier 1 carrier environment, Sycamore is a recognized leader in intelligent optical mesh technology. Our ASON/GMPLS-compliant optical control plane software, proven in many of the world’s largest optical mesh deployments, empowers dynamic mesh architectures at the transmission layer by distributing network intelligence to all nodes in the network. Embedded in our SN 9000 and SN 16000 switching platforms, our optical mesh technology enhances capacity utilization, improves network survivability, and dramatically reduces operations expenses through automated operations and point-and-click provisioning.
Sycamore remains an industry-leader in the proven implementation of standards-based ASON/GMPLS control plane software, which enables end-to-end network automation and multi-layer packet and optical service integration. Sycamore’s ASON/GMPLS solution includes proven interoperability in configurations that include dynamically switched Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL), end-to-end service restoration using E-NNI (External Network-to-Network Interface) and multi-vendor OTN/G.709 transport connectivity. Sycamore’s ASON/GMPLS-compliant optical routing and signaling software, embedded in the SN 9000 and SN 16000 switching platforms, helps reduce network operations, administration, and maintenance costs while also improving service providers' ability to dynamically allocate bandwidth in response to increased demand for broadband services.
Sycamore’s SN 9000 and SN 16000 switching platforms support a wide range carrier-class Ethernet functionality, including Ethernet Private Line services as defined by the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF). Our carrier-class Ethernet solutions deliver optimal levels of resource utilization and service resiliency via implementation of standards-based Generic Framing Procedure (GFP), Virtual Concatenation (VCAT), and Link Capacity Adjustment Scheme (LCAS) protocols. In addition, the SN 9000's Multirate Ethernet Card uses small form-factor pluggables (SFPs) to support 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet services for both optical and electrical configurations. Each port can be provisioned for a different type of Ethernet service, allowing operators to meet site-specific capacity and service requirements with maximum configuration flexibility.
Integrated multiservice provisioning capabilities form the heart of Sycamore’s intelligent multiservice solutions, including the SN 9000 and SN 16000 switching platforms, and our DNX multiservice cross-connect. From low-order and high-order circuit services to multirate Ethernet and integrated optical transport, Sycamore’s multiservice provisioning features enable service providers to offer bundled services at the switching and transport layers of the network and dramatically reduce the time it takes to deploy new services, particularly in access, metro and regional networks. Our multiservice capabilities also help operators reduce network complexity and significantly improve operational efficiencies by decreasing the resources needed to provision and maintain diverse network services.
Proven in many of the world’s most demanding networks, Sycamore’s Digital Network Exchange (DNX) cross-connect helps fixed line and mobile operators efficiently and cost-effectively meet the service and bandwidth management needs of evolving multiservice access networks. Our proven multiservice cross-connect delivers operational cost savings, enhanced network reliability, and an industry-first integration of circuit/packet processing on a carrier-class cross-connect. The DNX combines the power of large, traditional digital cross-connect systems (DCS) with a unique IP forwarding engine and intelligent bandwidth management features – in a right-sized, scalable platform, and at a fraction of the cost of traditional DCS solutions.
For network operators seeking cost-effective voice and modem data bridging alternatives, Sycamore’s carrier-class voice and data bridging technology offers flexible solutions that support critical telecom applications, including remote telemetry and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA). The Sycamore SPS-1000 serves as a building block for a variety of digital signal processing-based applications, many of which are no longer adequately supported by alternative solutions due to cost or legacy product obsolescence issues. When the SPS-1000 is used with Sycamore Networks DNX-11/88 Cross-Connects, the combined solution delivers up to 496 protected channels (DS0s) or 992 unprotected channels of conferencing/bridging capacity.