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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.


No. 1

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

No. 2

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

No. 3

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

No. 4

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

No. 5

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

No. 6

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


  • +Shelf Variants
    • 6500-D2 w/SP + OTN Flex MOTR 8XSFP
    • 6500-D2 Optical Type 2
  • +Power Options
    • 6500-D2 w/SP + OTN Flex MOTR 8XSFP
      • 110/240V AC, -48V/60V DC
    • 6500-D2 Optical Type 2
      • 110/240V AC, -48V/60V DC and +24V DC
  • +Shelf Processor (SP) Variants
    • 6500-D2 w/SP + OTN Flex MOTR 8XSFP
      • N/A
    • 6500-D2 Optical Type 2
      • SP w/access panel (SPAP)
      • SP w/access panel (SPAP-2) w/2xOSC 2xSFP
  • +Inter-slot Backplane Bandwidth
    • 6500-D2 w/SP + OTN Flex MOTR 8XSFP
      • 20 Gb/s
    • 6500-D2 Optical Type 2
      • 40 Gb/s
  • +Supported service interface cards
    • Photonic Modules Transponders/Muxponders
      • Full range of amplifier modules
      • Coherent 100GE/OTU4 transponder
      • Coherent 100G muxponder (10x10G)
      • Coherent 40G line cards: metro, regional, long haul, ultra long haul, enhanced PMD, submarine, colorless
      • 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
  • +Environmental Characteristics
    • Operating Temperature
      • +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
    • Relative Humidity
      • 5% to 85% (non-condensing)
    • Altitude
      • 13,000 ft; 4000 m
    • Earthquake/seismic
      • Zone 4
  • +Physical Characteristics
    • 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)

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