For optical fiber, wire, and capillary tubing, the RS100-RH Fiber Rewinder digitally controlled winding system features spooler and pay-off equipment to handle fine, delicate materials. It can be operated from a standing or sitting position and places such functions as threading, loading, and unloading within arm's reach to maximize ..efficiency. The conveniently placed control panel allows digital entry of winding parameters such as package width and material length to optimize accuracy. A state of the art stepper motor provides pitch control with digital readout in 0.0001-inch or 2.5-µm increments. Speed and tension are managed ultrasonically with a noncontact loop detector that provides excellent control at minimum tension (10–75 kg). By regulating sophisticated dc drive motors, the system is capable of 600-fpm speeds on a 6-inch core.
Progressive Machine, Ringwood, NJ, www.progressivewinders.com
Designed for fiber management at the local convergence point within passive optical networks, OptiTect access cabinets optimize the integration of couplers and splitters for FTTX applications. The pole- and pad-mountable cabinets enable incremental addition and/or replacement of connectorized coupler/splitter modules and are designed for craft-friendly reentry, increasing the speed of subscriber connection. The Premiere FDH-HDF cabinet houses interconnection points in high-density shelves and offers coupler modularity, supporting up to 13 1×32 modules or up to 26 1×16 modules. The Advantage FDH-SE cabinet houses interconnection points in a patch-panel configuration, supports up to 13 1×32 or up to 26 1×16 coupler modules, and features discrete termination fields and individual connector access. All cabinets provide excellent jumper management for easy routing and storage of all service connection leads as well as a storage panel for unused module outputs. They are scalable for efficient subscriber growth and minimize the time required for coupler/splitter addition and subscriber connection.
Corning Cable Systems, Hickory, NC, www.corning.com/cablesystems
The FOT-930 MaxTester "all-in-one" multifunction optical loss handheld test set delivers fully automated, bidirectional loss test results in 10 sec at up to three wavelengths on a singlemode (SM) port or two wavelengths on a multimode (MM) port. The tester includes as many as eight instruments in a single unit: insertion loss meter, power meter, optical return loss meter, visual fault locator, SM/MM light sources, digital talk set, fiber length tester, and fiber inspection probe. Its five-wavelength SM/MM configurations meet the requirements of installers and contractors for all test situations, while the 1310/1490/1550-nm three-wavelength configuration is suited for fiber to the home network testing.
EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering, Quebec City, www.exfo.com
The Ultra 2400 precision dispensing workstation applies accurate, consistent amounts of UV-cure adhesives, epoxies, and other fluids used in fiber-optic assembly processes, from uniform dots as small as 0.004 inch in diameter to neat controlled beads. The system's consistent fluid application provides higher yields, better process control, and shorter training time for new operators. Its vertical design conserves benchtop space and comes in a 60% smaller footprint. The workstation provides a simultaneous digital display of dispense time, air pressure, vacuum, shot count, and dispense mode. Dispense time is adjustable in 0.0001-sec increments for precise control of deposit size. An internal ..pressure reservoir reduces cycle time and improves deposit control. Automatic voltage regulation is from 85 to 265 V, with universal power plugs. Features also include automatic U.S./metric conversion of all dispensing parameters; multilingual display in English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, or Japanese; and security lockout with tamper-proof password control.
EFD, East Providence, [email protected]
CommNets Fiber software simultaneously completes engineering, drafting, and capture of fiber outside plant source data for mass distribution of fiber infrastructure in RF and fiber-optic networks. While a user is engineering fiber outside plant, the software is populating a database that holds all the information about the fiber infrastructure. In addition to storing the data attributes of each fiber infrastructure asset, it maintains detailed information on connectivity between objects. The software simplifies the fiber outside plant design process and provides standards to design drafters/contractors. The application is ready to go out of the box, but the included robust set of CAD standards can be easily replaced or modified, without programming, through the configurable control database to yield higher-quality drawings.
Kanotech Information Systems, Edmonton, Alberta, www.kanotech.com/fibereng
For delivering voice, data, and video services (the triple play) over Ethernet and SONET/SDH in wireless and access networks, an EIS-M card has been added to the XDM-100 miniature multiservice provisioning platform. Service providers can combine emerging data applications like Ethernet virtual private line service, ultra-high-bandwidth Internet connectivity, quality of service, service-level-agreement assurances, and statistical multiplexing for handling bursts of traffic and supporting dynamic bandwidth utilization in their legacy business.
ECI Telecom, Petah Tikva, Israel, www.ecitele.com
For stable, on-demand, remote configuration of metro and long-haul networks in the 50/100-GHz-channel range, the P-DCO-10050AB Dynamic Channel Orchestrator reduces wavelength provisioning and management time from months to minutes, allowing carriers to provide advanced wavelength grooming and new services to end customers by .. seamlessly migrating to future networks without the need for an architecture redesign. Integrated power management provides attenuation, equalization, and blocking of any combination of up to 100 WDM channels. The small form factor fits on existing line cards and can be configured as a dynamic gain equalizer, a dynamic channel equalizer, or an integrated wavelength attenuator blocker for creating reconfigurable optical-add/drop-multiplexer architectures.
Polychromix, Wilmington, MA, www.polychromix.com