Chapter 4. ONS 15454 and ONS 15327 Optical Platforms

This chapter covers the following topics:

  • Choosing a Cisco Metro-Area Network Platform

  • Cisco ONS 15454 Optical Platform

  • Cisco ONS 15327 Optical Platform

  • Cisco Transport Controller (CTC)

Cisco Systems offers a variety of optical transport platforms for the metropolitan-area network (MAN). This book concentrates on the ONS 15454 and 15327 add / drop multiplexers (ADMs), the 15216 optical component family, Packet over SONET (PoS), and Dynamic Packet Transport (DPT). None of these technologies are mutually exclusive. They work hand in hand for migration or integration, or can be used standalone.

The ONS 15454 and 15327 combination supports legacy voice circuits and is primarily electrical ADMs. These ...

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