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First Media Converter on the Market that Supports Power Level 4 XFPs for Long-Haul OTN

Irvine, CA – August 30, 2011 – Omnitron Systems Technology a provider of Carrier Ethernet demarcation devices and media converters, today announced the availability of the new iConverter® XG+ 10 Gigabit media converter. The iConverter XG+ is a protocol-transparent media converter with two pluggable transceiver ports, and the first media converter on the market to support new Power Level 4 XFPs. By supporting high-power XFPs, the iConverter XG+ functions as a long-range fiber repeater or a wavelength transponder.

The iConverter XG+ also supports the latest generation of wavelength tunable XFP transceivers for DWDM wavelengths. Tunable transceivers enable flexible deployment options and reduce inventory costs. Utilizing the iConverter management system, the wavelength of a tunable transceiver can be programmed and saved, eliminating the need for external programming equipment.

Through partnership with Menara Networks, Omnitron now offers Optical Transport Networking (OTN) compliant Tunable C-band interfaces for customers requiring metro, regional and long haul DWDM networks. The OTN functions are provided by Menara’s patented “System-in-a-Module” Tunable OTN XFP transceivers and offer optical networking features including integrated ITU-T G.709 OTU-2 framing, Forward Error Correction, automatic receiver threshold adaptation and SBS suppression for ultra long reach systems. The award-winning Menara OTN XFP transceiver module can be individually tuned to any one of 94 channels over the 50 GHz ITU grid and supports in-service transmission over existing deployments of both 100GHz and 50GHz DWDM systems.

The iConverter XG+ functions as a fiber repeater and wavelength transponder to extend Optical Transport Network (OTN) distances over DWDM networks. The high-power XFPs perform Forward Error Correction on the incoming signal, then amplify and re-encapsulate the outbound OTN signal. The XG+ supports 100% traffic throughput and has no packet size restrictions. It is protocol transparent within the range of 9.95Gbps to 11.32Gbps, providing interoperability with common protocols including 10G Ethernet, 10G SONET/SDH, 10G Fiber Channel and 10G OTN (G.709).

iConverter XG modules are available as self-contained standalone units or chassis plug-in modules. Three interface configurations of the XG are available, supporting XFP to XFP, XFP to SFP+, and SFP+ to SFP+. Pluggable XFP and SFP+ transceivers are supported for multimode and single-mode applications. Copper to fiber conversion is achieved with CX4 interface XFP transceivers. The plug-in XG features full management capabilities, including status reporting, fault detection, threshold violations, loopback functionality and SNMP trap notification.

iConverter media converters are covered by a lifetime warranty and 24/7 technical support with no service contract fees. For more information about iConverter media converters, CWDM and T1 multiplexers, please visit

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 products provide optical networks with superior performance and improved service velocity while drastically reducing, floor space, power consumption and overall network cost. The Company is funded by Sigma Partners, Spark Capital, Concept Ventures, and Applied Materials venture capital arm. Menara is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit

Menara Networks, Inc.
Sri Nathan, VP of Business Development
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(714) 343 1888

About Omnitron Systems Technology, Inc.

Omnitron Systems Technology provides fiber optic connectivity for next-generation enterprises, and enables the delivery of managed Carrier Ethernet services for service providers. For product and reseller information, contact the sales department at Omnitron Systems by phone at 800-675-6410 or 949-250-6510, or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Omnitron Systems is headquartered in Irvine, California.

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