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Available December 2018
The ROME robotic fiber switch is built with carrier grade reliability and cost effectiveness and brings automation and software control to the physical layer network. Telco, Data Center and Lab operators are now able to: improve their mean time to repair, better fulfill their high priority SLAs and consolidate / utilize their devices.
ROME is essentially an automated patch panel with robots switching fiber connections. Data center & telco devices such as Cisco, Ciena, Arista, Juniper, IBM, Ixia, Spirent, Viavi, VeEX, etc. will connect to a ROME patch panel. Connections become dynamic inside ROME.
ROME replaces the traditional patch panels with software controlled capability to make connections when you need as you need to reduce CAPEX and OPEX.
ROME, as a robotic patch panel, comes with the main chassis, the patch panel, logical control unit, mounting slider system with total 11RU space requirement. There are 2 shock sensors with the packaging.
Physical layer automation with software defined (SDN/NFV) fiber to fiber switching capability starts from here.
ROME command line interface (CLI) is similar to other layer-1, layer-2, and layer-3 devices in the market. Through the CLI, the user can setup the network for the device as well as drive physical connections via ROME robots. Network operators can integrate ROME via CLI and other APIs to their OSS orchestration software.
A software defined physical layer (layer-0) becomes possible and simple.
ROME runs on a real-time OS and provides user interfaces via IP network or console connections. The key elements in ROME software system are operations, event and alarm logging, environmental sensing and system protection.
ROME software provides system administration and user access, along with API for 3rd party software integration.
ROME Software and User Interfaces
Patch Panel Installation