The ACX6000 line of Universal Metro Routers directly addresses evolving metro network architectures that extend operational intelligence from the service provider edge to the access network. The ACX6000 line bridges the complexity between packet optical transport and the IP/MPLS networking layer by collapsing both domains into a seamless, multilayer solution. From there, it delivers a single-pane-of-glass view into network operations.

The ACX6000 line is optimized for disaggregated and open-line architectures. It combines packet-optical convergence, 100GbE client interfaces, and 100/200 Gbps line-side interfaces to address a wide variety of use cases. Among these are business, cable Distributed Access Architectures (DAA), residential fiber, mobile backhaul, and enterprise applications.

The ACX6000 line comprises high-capacity, high-density, 1 U stackable platforms. It offers powerful options to enhance the performance, efficiency, and simplicity of any transport architecture.

Features

IP-Optical Convergence

Full IP/MPLS stack and secure packet optical transport convergence, providing a single, multilayer management view of metro, cloud connect, and DAA deployments in a 1 U platform.

High Port Density and Performance Transport

Up to 20 x 100GbE (QSFP28) pluggable client interfaces and up to 8 x 100G/200G CFP2-DCO coherent DWDM pluggable interfaces supporting 100G QPSK, 200G 8QAM, and 16QAM modulation options.

Industry-Compliant Security

The ACX6360 provides MACsec encryption for pervasive security across IP and optical transports.

Flexible Design

The ACX6360 is available in transponder and router configurations for muxponder-like pass-through connection of client to line-side interfaces or IP/MPLS any-to-any interface LSR routing.

Disaggregated and Open-Line System

Optimizes open-line system performance when combined with disaggregated control design, enhancing update flexibility with service continuity and delivering the freedom to deploy best-of-breed transponder solutions.

Cloud-Grade Performance

Supports modern automation and telemetry tools using Junos OS, proNX Optical Director, and NorthStar Controller, enabling multilayer traffic engineering and intent-based operations and management.

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