The 6500 Family comes in multiple chassis form factors, from a compact 2RU, up to full rack sizes, with the ability to scale from 100 Gb/s to 500 Gb/s per slot. The smaller 6500-D2 and 6500-D7 offer both AC and DC power options, addressing a wide range of end-customer locations. The 6500-D2 extended temperature solution is also available for uncontrolled outside plant environments. A single software load and management system across the various shelves reduces standardization cycles and sparing expenses, and simplifies network operations.
Ciena's coherent interfaces give you a full suite of field-proven, plug-and-play high-capacity solutions for metro, long-haul terrestrial, and submarine applications. WaveLogic programmable transceivers enable broader, more economical 100G deployments—with the ability to scale to 400G and beyond. And for securing every byte of your critical in-flight data, they also offer 100G/200G wire-speed encryption. An industry first!
Our high-capacity wire-speed encryption modules complement high-capacity line rates with OTN switching to optimize bandwidth utilization and network efficiency. And they offer the added benefit of insulating your network against uncertain service mix by providing transparent transport of all client services.
Our L2 MOTR and eMOTR modules fully integrate packet switching within transport, providing sub-GE grooming for improved wavelength efficiencies and traffic prioritization for SLA adherence—so you can do it all with less equipment.
Get the full range of photonic architectures, from Coherent Select for simple service extension to directionless, colorless, contentionless and flexible grid ROADMs for the power to send any service anywhere in the network, dynamically. And Smart Raman with PinPoint Advanced Fiber Analytics ensures unprecedented system and fiber performance.
Tune your network toward packet and/or OTN, in any ratio, with these high-density fabric modules. Fabric-based switching complements blade-based switching, allowing you to tailor your network from low-capacity point-to-point to high-capacity mesh connectivity, as needed.
Provides industry-leading 10G, 40G, and 100G coherent and control plane capabilities for scale and service differentiation
Utilizes hybrid OTN and packet switching technologies for the most efficient use of network resources
Offers embedded and discrete software tools to increase programmability, visibility, and control of the optical network
Adapts to a wide variety of requirements with a minimal set of equipment, reducing standardization and operational costs
Maximizes operational efficiencies with the ability to tailor customer solutions via various chassis, power, and configuration options
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.
Designed for modernized network applications, the 6500-D7/S8 configurations converge comprehensive Ethernet, TDM, and WDM capabilities with packet/OTN switching and an intelligent control plane for cost-effective delivery of services.
Designed for high-capacity networking, the 6500-S32 Packet-Optical Platform converges comprehensive Ethernet, TDM, and WDM capabilities with unconstrained hybrid packet/OTN switching and an intelligent control plane to maximize the bandwidth efficiency and flexibility of the overall network.
With the ability to scale to Terabit/s switching per slot and flexibly route wavelengths without restriction across any one of 16 paths, the programmable 6500-T12/T24 configurations enable service providers to efficiently distribute customizable content to their end-users and provide an on-demand, superior customer experience.