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TCX1000-RDM20 Overview


At the center of the TCX Series portfolio is the TCX1000 Programmable ROADM or TCX1000-RDM20, which works along side the TCX1000-2D8CMD optical multiplexer and the TCX1000-ILA inline amplifier to form the foundation of an open, programmable, optical transport network. The TCX1000-RDM20 is also compatible with many of the optical interfaces in Juniper Networks routers and switches enabling you to form a complete end-to-end packet optical solution.

To complete that solution, the proNX Optical Director provides control and management of the optical layer on TCX1000 devices and optical interfaces in compatible Juniper Networks routers and switches.

The TCX1000-RDM20 is a standalone, 20-port, reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer (ROADM) that provides all features of a route and select ROADM degree in a compact, disaggregated, stackable, form factor. You can deploy the TCX1000-RDM20 in point to-point, ring, mesh and linear multi-span optical network configurations. You can configure multiple TCX1000-RDM20s in a single node to create a simple 2-degree ROADM and scaling up to a 20-degree ultra high-capacity multi-directional ROADM node in which traffic can be switched from any line direction to another. The TCX1000-RDM20 can provide this ultra-high capacity switching in the metro and between data centers, enabling you to dynamically add/drop channels onto your optical network through the proNX Optical Director in any direction.

The TCX1000-RDM20 scales to 19.2 Tbps on its line when used with 96 x 200 Gbps coherent channels. It is bit rate transparent and therefore agnostic to framing and modulation formats and enables scalable, agile and automated networks.

The TCX1000-RDM20 supports an extended C-band spectrum from 191.325 to 196.125 THz (1528.578 nm to 1566.928 nm) which is consistent with 96 channel operation (196.1 to 191.35 THz channel centers) on a 50 GHz ITU channel grid.

Combining the TCX1000-RDM20 with integrated coherent optics within Juniper Networks routing and switching platforms provides a powerful and comprehensive end-to-end packet-optical solution.