CALIENT Technologies, Inc.’s Optical Topology Management Controller is built using the OpenDayLight framework and also lays the foundation for hybrid network fabrics in which CALIENT’s S-Series optical circuit switches augment third-party packet-based networks.

The new CALIENT controller will be used in conjunction with the company’s S-Series family of optical circuit switches. The S320 flagship is a 320-port optical circuit switch used to create an all-optical network fabric with total throughput of more than 32 terabits per second.  The switch allows any-to-any, layer one network connections with almost no latency and can be reconfigured on demand under software control.  Each switch port is transparent to bit rate and can support data speeds to 100 Gbps and beyond.