ACX6000 Line of Universal Metro Routers
The ACX6000 line of Universal Metro Routers supports evolving metro network architectures, extending operational intelligence from the service provider edge to the access network. It provides a bridge between packet optical transport and the IP/MPLS networking layer, collapsing both domains into a simpler, seamless, multilayer solution.
The ACX6000 line addresses a wide range of use cases including Ethernet business services, residential services, mobile backhaul, and enterprise applications. Options include:
- ACX6360: Optimized for disaggregated and open-line architectures that combines packet-optical convergence, 100 GbE client interfaces, and 100/200 Gbps line-side interfaces
- ACX6160: Provides Open ROADM-compliant transponder support for packet-optical applications.
As a multichannel transponder, the ACX6160 supports eight quad small form-factor pluggable QSFP28 100GbE/OTU4 client interfaces and four 100 Gbps/200 Gbps CFP2-DCO line-side interfaces.
- Converged IP-optical transport
- Up to 20 100GbE client interfaces
- Up to 8 100/200GbE DWDM interfaces
- Open ROADM-compliant version available
Features + Benefits
Combine a full IP/MPLS stack with secure packet optical transport convergence. Maintain a single, multilayer management view of metro, cloud connect, and DAA deployments in a 1 U platform.
High Port Density, High-Performance Transport
Use up to 20x 100GbE (QSFP28) pluggable client interfaces and up to 8x 100G/200G CFP2-DCO coherent DWDM pluggable interfaces capable of supporting 100G QPSK, 200G 8QAM, and 16QAM modulation options.
Extend pervasive security across IP and optical transport with inline MACsec encryption, without adding latency.
Retain architectural flexibility with transport or router configuration options for muxponder like pass-through connection of client to line-side interfaces, or IP/MPLS any-to-any interface LSR routing.
Disaggregated and Open-Line System
Combine open-line system performance with disaggregated control design for enhanced update flexibility and service continuity.
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