The IQ Network Operating System provides the carrier-class and intelligent system control functions that make a Digital Optical Network easy to engineer, commission, operate, provision, and evolve. IQ is based on a real-time operating system core and consists of intelligent transport networking capabilities, including:
- IQ Bandwidth Management
IQ Bandwidth Management enables flexible wavelength and sub-wavelength grooming and switching for efficient capacity utilization and flexible add/drop at any DTN site.
- IQ Network Automation
IQ Network Automation simplifies system turn-up and facilitates in-service network evolution through dynamic network topology discovery and protocol-independent end-to-end provisioning, utilizing a robust GMPLS control plane.
- IQ Digital Wrapper
IQ Digital Wrapper leverages a flexible digital wrapper to enable full service transparency as well as digital manageability and monitoring.
- IQ Flexible Protection
IQ Flexible Protection enables differentiated transport services by providing multiple carrier-class protection and service restoration schemes based on both digital and optical metrics.