April 15, 2004 Stockholm, Sweden -- Lumentis AB, supplier of metro and regional optical transport solutions, has introduced a new extended version of Coarse WDM (CWDM) transport as part of its portfolio to fully address customers' needs for lowest initial cost, minimal rack space, and lowest cost per port for longer distances, say company representatives.
Lumentis offers the extended CWDM solution for IP, SAN transport, and broadcast networks up to 120 km without using any kind of amplification. Lumentis customers can initially use a CWDM solution without sacrificing scalability or reliability at a later stage, contends the company.
The patented optical architecture enables both low cost CWDM and high scalability DWDM technologies to use the same fiber pair and same management application, which makes the first initial CWDM deployment a true stepping stone for DWDM deployment without commissioning new fiber.
The 120-km carrier class CWDM solution is available for immediate shipment in three different chassis: the 1-slot Mentis M101 (1U), the 3-card Mentis M301 (3U) and the 16-card Mentis M3000 system (10U).