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PacketLight Networks Supports Native 4K Video Transport

Tel Aviv, November 1, 2023 – PacketLight Networks, a leading provider of DWDM and OTN equipment, today announced that its 200G devices now support native 12G-SDI service for the transport of 4K video.

Both the PL-2000M 200G Single Wavelength Muxponder and the PL-2000ADS 2x100G ADM/Muxponder for Short Haul networks transport a mix of data, storage, voice, and video services over data center interconnect, metro, and long haul fiber optic networks.

12G-SDI is the latest service supported by these devices, which also support the transport of 10/40/100Gb Ethernet and 8/16/32G Fibre Channel services. PacketLight has a complementary device that supports lower video service rates such as 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, and SD-SDI, and can be easily integrated to form a solution for the entire video services spectrum.

The PL-2000M and PL-2000ADS devices support the aggregation and transport of 12x12G-SDI client services, transferred over a single 200G DWDM wavelength, or over 2x100G OTN uplinks, over dark fiber networks and DWDM/OTN infrastructure. This saves fiber resources, facilitating the build of a cost-effective 4K video transport network between remote broadcast locations, playout centers, studios, disaster recovery and post-production sites.

The 12G-SDI service is delivered transparently without compression, ensuring full quality without any degradation and with low latency. In addition, AES-256 encryption can be applied to all the 4K video channels that are transported between the sites to provide a high level of security.

“Supporting native 12G-SDI 4K service rate is an excellent enhancement to our offering of DWDM for video transport, and we are seeing more video service providers, TV stations and studios requiring it,” said Koby Reshef, CEO of PacketLight. “It empowers our customers’ video distribution network by seamlessly adding 12G-SDI over their brownfield or greenfield fiber optic infrastructure, simplifying their network, and adding 4K services on them.”

About PacketLight Networks

PacketLight leverages more than 20 years of fiber optic networking experience to deliver carrier-grade, DWDM and OTN equipment, which provide the entire fiber optical layer transport solution and reduce CAPEX and OPEX. PacketLight solutions allow carriers, data centers, enterprises, content providers, dark fiber providers, universities, utilities, and governments and defense organizations to meet high data delivery demands with exceptional service. For product and reseller information, contact