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This section describes the features for proNX Optical Director Release 2.0 and TCX1000-RDM20 Release 2.1:

Features for TCX1000-RDM20

Features for TCX1000-RDM20

20-Port Route and Select ROADM

The TCX1000-RDM20 is a reconfigurable add-drop multiplexer (ROADM) that multiplexes and demulitiplexes Coherent channels from the 20 universal ports to a single composite signal for transmission out the line port. You can use the universal ports to dynamically add and drop channels onto your optical network or, to multiply the number of channels the ROADM supports, you can connect the BTI7800-FMD96 fixed optical multiplexer-demultiplexer to a single universal port. This configurations supports up to 96 channels with 50GHz channel spacing. The universal ports support channel wavelengths from 1528.578 nm through 1566.928 nm and frequency ranges 191.325 THz through 196.125 THz respectively.

Complete End-to-End Juniper Networks Coherent Packet-Optical Solution

The TCX1000-RDM20 can scale up to 19.2 Tbps on the composite line when you use 200 Gbps Coherent wavelengths on the universal add/drop ports. It supports a diverse range of packet-optical network use cases, including ultra high capacity connectivity in the metro and between data centers. It provides complete support for 100 Gbps and 200 GbpsCoherent interfaces across Juniper Networks and BTI platforms.

Integrated Optical Amplification

The TCX1000-RDM20 integrates booster and pre-amplification to compensate for link and component losses.

Integrated OSC

This release supports a 1511 nm optical supervisory channel (OSC).

Automatic Laser Shutdown

Due to the potential safety hazard that is posed by the high power optical outputs, the TCX1000-RDM20 has an automatic laser shutdown (ALS) mechanism that guards against the risk of direct human exposure to high-powered lasers.

The ALS mechanism acts to detect a fiber disconnection or fiber cuts along the span, and upon doing so, causes the shutdown of the high-powered WDM composite signal.

Performance Monitoring

The TCX1000-RDM20 reports performance metrics to the proNX Optical Director for all external ports on the system. The TCX1000-RDM20 also has a number of internal monitors that provide information about the total optical powers and per-channel powers (spectral information) at different points within the system. You can measure performance from these internal monitors at the following external ports:

  • Line In/Line Out ports:

    • Total power monitoring (In and Out)

    • Spectral power monitoring (In and Out)

  • OSC 0 and OSC 1 ports:

    • Total power monitoring (In and Out)

  • Universal ports:

    • Total power monitoring on Ux Input (add) ports

    • Spectral power on Ux Input (add) ports

Features for proNX Optical Director

Features for proNX Optical Director

This first release of the proNX Optical Director supports the following functionality:

  • Web-based user interface that includes the following:

    • Dashboard - Displays a summary view of your network in graphical form. You can see an alarms count, the number of devices, software versions, available port capacity, and other summary information about your network.

    • Monitor - Displays the topology of your network with visual indicators for problems and alarms. You can view your sites and the connectivity between sites as well as current and historical alarms tables and events tables.

    • Devices - Provides site and device management. You can create sites, discover devices, view network device inventory, and configure devices including upgrading software, backing up and restoring device databases, and collecting and viewing performance monitoring metrics and logs.

    • Network - Provides device links and service management. You can view and configure links and services.

    • Administration - Provides various administrative functions such as user management, file server configuration, and viewing server tasks.

  • Optical control of device links, including:

    • Channel power control and equalization

    • Span loss management

    • Graceful ramp up and ramp down of channel powers as wavelengths are brought into and taken out of service

  • Support for TCX1000-RDM20 devices, FMD96 multiplexer/demultiplexers, MX Series and PTX Series routers, and QFX Series switches