Oplink announces 160-channel DWDM open platform

Jan. 25, 2001
Oplink Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPLK), designer and manufacturer of innovative optical components and integrated optical modules, announced its 160-channel dense wavelength division multiplexer (DWDM) open platform.

Oplink Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPLK), designer and manufacturer of innovative optical components and integrated optical modules, announced its 160-channel dense wavelength division multiplexer (DWDM) open platform. The DWDM platform is a complete set of modules and components necessary to build high-capacity subsystems for 1.6 terabit/s fiber optic telecommunications systems.

Oplink's DWDM platform is highly scalable, upgradeable, compact and athermal. A fiber optic system may be economically built using a small initial number of DWDM channels and later scaled for higher channel counts by adding additional modules and components, as network traffic needs dictate. Oplink's DWDM platform offers designers a high degree of flexibility due to its high performance, scalable design, athermal characteristics, high reliability, and low cost. Components may be mounted directly on system circuit boards because of their size, and the athermal design eliminates the need for costly temperature compensation. The system is bi-directional and may be employed as either a multiplexer or demultiplexer.

Oplink's 160-ChannelIDWDM Open Platform is now available for order. More information can be found at www.oplink.com/DWDM160.

About Oplink Communications:

Oplink designs, manufactures and markets fiber optic networking components and integrated optical modules that expand optical bandwidth, amplify optical signals, monitor and protect wavelength performance and redirect light signals within an optical network.