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Always an innovator Padtec, a global manufacturer and solutions provider of turnkey optical solutions, showed off their latest tech advancement at the recent Supercomputing Conference 2014 held in New Orleans, LA.

Padtec’s team demonstrated its state-of-the-art Directionless Reconfigurable Optical Add and Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) and developments in Software Defined Networks (SDN). This network architecture highlights Padtec’s efforts, in advancing the state of open Software Defined Networks (SDN) control environments.

“We are proud and excited to have demonstrated this technology at SC14,” said Padtec CEO Jorge Salomao Pereira. “This demo shows our commitment to being on the forefront, providing technically sound solutions that enable additional degrees of flexibility and control to operators desiring to implement the intelligence an SDN environment lends to DWDM optical networks.”

Padtec participated in the Intelligent Software Driven Dynamic Hybrid Networks With Terabit/sec Science Data Flows demonstration by allowing a controller developed jointly by UNICAMP, a university in Campinas, Brazil, UNESP, the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Caltech High Energy Physics and CERN to control its optical ROADM via its REST interface during the conference.

With rave reviews all around, Padtec was recognized by Harvey Newman of Caltech, Professor of Physics and head of the SC14 team: “Padtec ROADMs and software behaved perfectly. Its ROADM and 100Gb/s transponders not only allowed an astounding 1Tb/s of data to flow during SC14 but also demonstrated how an external third party OpenDaylight (ODL) controller can be used to reconfigure topology on demand and provision the individual network components.”

To learn more about Padtec’s products and services, visit www.padtec.com.br.