Bola Technologies launches Dynamic Optical Filter Array (DOFA) platform

March 4, 2024
The company said its DOFA solution can cost-effectively serve network equipment manufacturers’ testing requirements.

Bola Technologies has debuted its Dynamic Optical Filter Array (DOFA) platform through its global distributor, OgMentum. 

The new solution, available in March, provides telecom equipment manufacturers with what it claims is a more cost-effective, flexible, and higher-performing alternative to competing solutions. Prospective customers can view the DOFA platform during the OFC 2024 trade show in San Diego, CA, from March 26-28 in booth #4813.

Bola Technologies’ DOFA solution features C and L-band wavelength coverage with repeatable user-defined filters, including a wide range of channels, center wavelengths, bandwidths, and attenuation ranges. These filters can be individually switched to any available channel, empowering customers with wavelength-selective switching. The solution’s diverse applications include transceiver testing, optical network and device characterization and spectral management.

The DOFA solution’s two base offerings each provide customers with substantial performance enhancements, multiple configurations (1x1, 1x2 and 1x4) and Dual offerings of each configuration. In addition, the DOFA platform’s Optical Channel Monitors (OCMs) provide unprecedented, embedded measurement capabilities. Prices vary by configuration, with the Dual 1x4 resulting in what Bola claims is the highest cost savings compared to competing products. 

The DOFA’s Optical Channel Monitors (OCMs) allow customers to define an array of filters for an incoming fiber’s signals and measure the power within those individual filters, providing functional wavelength and power monitoring across the spectrum. Bola Technologies' DOFA platform integrates these capabilities into a single solution.

Bola Technologies’ solution features an intuitive graphical user interface and a complete dynamic-link library (DLL), enabling users to utilize customized code for their specialized testing requirements.

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