Menara Networks Announces New Full C-Band Tunable OTN XFP with Enhanced Forward Error Correction and Ethernet Monitoring Based on Menara's Latest OTN Processor Built on IBM 65 nm CMOS Process

Anaheim, CA- March 18, 2013- Menara Networks, a vertically integrated company developing optical IP/Ethernet transport solutions that simplify optical networking, announces today general availability of a new full C-band tunable XFP with integrated G.709 OTN framing, enhanced forward error correction, and Ethernet Monitoring capabilities.

The 100% MSA compliant second generation OTN XFP module provides enhanced capabilities and lower power consumption. The new "System-in-a-Module", in addition to G.709 OTU2 framing, Forward Error Correction (FEC), tunability over 102 channels on the ITU-T 50 GHz C-band grid and advanced optical features such as automatic receiver threshold adjustment and SBS suppression, also offers Enhanced FEC at higher coding gain, ODU2 client access, Ethernet payload monitoring, and OTU General Communication Channel (GCC) access via the 30-pin MSA connector. Each Telcordia qualified Menara OTN XFP transceiver provides a host of system and line loopback options as well as built-in 2^31 PRBS generator/checker for rapid, automated in-field testing, troubleshooting and simpler provisioning and turn-up. At under 3.5 Watts, Menara's patented OTN XFP offers the industry's highest OSNR and receiver sensitivity performance at 15 dB and -29 dBm respectively and is a true replacement for DWDM transponders offering error-free transmission over distances exceeding 2,000 km.

"Our new 65 nm CMOS based OTN processor allows us to add key features that our customers have requested such as enhanced FEC and SONET/Ethernet monitoring. It also allows us to reduce the overall OTN XFP power consumption to meet the 3.5W maximum," comments Salam ElAhmadi, Ph.D. Menara CTO and Co-Founder. "We look forward to continue supporting both our carrier and system vendor customers in their quest to significantly reducing the cost, space and power foot-print of their optical networks."

The company will be conducting live demonstrations of this and other products at its booth # 1421 on the exhibit floor of this year's OFC/NFOEC conference taking place in Anaheim, CA between March 19 and March 21. For more information and/or order placement, please contact

About Menara Networks

Menara Networks develops innovative products and solutions that greatly simplify today's layered optical transport networks. Leveraging the company's proprietary high speed ICs and its extensive expertise in optical networking and system design, Menara's portfolio of OTN XFP, SFP+ and CFP modules provide optical networks with superior performance and improved service velocity while drastically reducing floor space, power consumption and overall network cost. The company's unique solutions continue to save carriers millions of CapEx dollars and eliminate the need for foot-print, heat, and power associated with DWDM transponders in central offices and data centers around the world. For more information, visit