Whether sharing vacation videos or executing stock trades, the amount of data the average person transmits and receives on a daily basis has grown exponentially in the past decade. The need for access to software, platforms and infrastructure as a service by businesses is growing as well as our need to increase productivity and seed innovation. With Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology, already existing bandwidth can be unlocked to help realize the increased potential of enterprises. Enterprises can easily and cost-effectively build private optical networks with massive bandwidth, giving an alternative to the traditional solution of using expensive carrier services.
XKL’s DarkStar DWDM products enable businesses and institutions to light Dark Fiber cost-effectively and meet their bandwidth needs. XKL designs off the shelf components that use a simple, easy-to-understand software platform. DarkStar Systems also make use of industry standard or commodity components for easy access to parts, flexibility and reduced cost . DarkStar products require no optical engineering expertise. XKL has integrated a complete management package, which is accessed through a familiar router-like CLI (Command Line Interface). The company has combined most of the components of a complete fiber optics transmission system into a simple 1RU package, making DarkStar products nearly “plug and play” systems. It is designed so that technicians that operate routers can easily operate Dark Star products.
XKL concentrates on creating technology to ensure a high performance, highly available optical network that can deliver access to mission critical applications and data. Dark Star products are designed to be energy efficient by utilizing hot-swappable cooling and power components. Efficient heat management increases the life of critical components.
XKL’s Dark Star products enable companies to meet bandwidth demand by using dark fiber to create an optical network and bypassing the expensive carrier solutions. XKL makes it practical for businesses to increase bandwidth and spur productivity and innovation.