for the 6500 Packet-Optical Platform

Tailored to address enterprise business requirements at the edge, the 6500-D2 is a compact 2RU chassis that cost-effectively extends the flexibility and resiliency of the 6500 platform from the core to the access.


Provides cost-optimized configuration options for efficient transport of flexible services over 2.5G, 10G, 40G and 100G wavelengths via interchangeable circuit packs or integrated in-skin service ports

Supports a wide range of service modules, enabling efficient multi-protocol service transport for various business applications, including Ethernet business services, transparent wavelength services, and wireless backhaul

Offers a cost-efficient optical line amplifier solution designed for photonic infrastructures with small footprint requirements

Enables simplified operations and reduced sparing costs through seamless networking flexibility with the entire 6500 Family, with one software load, one management system, and reusable cards across the various shelves

Leverages AC and DC powering options in a compact 2RU footprint for a perfect fit into customer premises locations

Offers field-replaceable common equipment units, ensuring no service impact during failures for improved network availability and customer satisfaction


  • + Technical Information Section
      Shelf Variants 6500-D2 w/SP + OTN Flex MOTR 8XSFP 6500-D2 Optical Type 2
      Power Options 110/240V AC, -48V/60V DC 110/240V AC, -48V/60V DC and +24V DC
      Shelf Processor (SP) Variants N/A SP w/access panel (SPAP)
      SP w/access panel (SPAP-2) w/2xOSC 2xSFP
      Inter-slot Backplane Bandwidth 20 Gb/s 40 Gb/s
      Supported service interface
      Photonic Modules Transponders/Muxponders Full range of amplifier modules
      Coherent 100G muxponder (10x10G)
      Coherent 40G line cards: metro, regional, long haul, ultra long haul, enhanced PMD, submarine
      Coherent 40G client cards: 4x10G multi-rate, 40G multi-rate
      4x10G multi-rate OTR with FIPS-certified AES-256 wire-speed encryption
      SONET/SDH ADM: Supermux
      Ethernet: 152G eMOTR, 68G eMOTR Edge (extended temperature), 30G L2MOTR
      OTN modules: 8-port OTN Flex MOTR (2.7G), 1+8 port OTN Flex MOTR (10G) - includes
      uncontrolled OSP Class 2 GR-3108-CORE variant
      Operating Temperature

      Relative Humidity
      +41° F to +104° F (+5° C to +40° C)
      +23° F to +131° F (-5° C to +55° C) short term
      -40° F to +149° F (-40° C to +65° C) uncontrolled OSP Class 2 GR-3108-CORE

      5% to 85% (non-condensing)
      13,000 ft; 4000 m
      Zone 4
      Physical Dimensions 3.5 in (H) x 17.5 in (W) x 11.1 in (D)
      89 mm (H) x 443.2 mm (W) x 281 mm (D)
      Weight 6.8 kg (15.0 lb) 3.9 kg (8.8 lb)

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