PerkinElmer's ONA600 measures both chromatic dispersion and spectral attenuation for simpler high performance testing of optical networks

8 September 2003 Orlando, FL Lightwave--PerkinElmer Optoelectronics today announced the ONA600 Optical Network Analyzer, a portable, modular fiber-optic test product at NFOEC, a industry tradeshow held here in Orlando this week.

Sep 8th, 2003

8 September 2003 Orlando, FL Lightwave--PerkinElmer Optoelectronics today announced the ONA600 Optical Network Analyzer, a portable, modular fiber-optic test product at NFOEC, an industry tradeshow held here in Orlando this week.

Using patented PerkinElmer technology, the ONA600 measures chromatic dispersion and -- via an add-on module -- spectral attenuation for all types of fibers and amplified links. Because users can test these two key network parameters at one sitting, the ONA600 requires less measurement time, less connection time, and less hardware. The ONA600 light source is available in O-, C- and L-band versions and provides continuous scanning across the widest spectral range available, including the 1300-nm wavelength critical to testing CWDM networks.

Smaller in size, lighter in weight and with lower power consumption, the ONA600 features a single fiber connection and an integrated computer. Built-in battery power contributes to the product's mobility, making it practical for use in the laboratory or in the field. Measurements are now faster to conduct with the incorporated color touch-screen and user-friendly software.

Ideal for diagnostic and maintenance work, network tuning and calibration, and testing DWDM and CWDM network equipment, the ONA600 fulfills the network analysis needs of telecommunications system houses and installers, optical system designers, submarine cable installers, and system maintenance crews. The ONA600 will be available later this year.

"PerkinElmer received the prestigious Queen's Award for Innovation this year for our pioneering work in fiber-optic test products, and we are proud to continue building upon our proven track record of success with the ONA600," said John Murphy, president, PerkinElmer Optoelectronics. "Customers will find that this smaller, lighter, and modular optical network analyzer is more reliable than ever and gives them greater control over network measurements."

PerkinElmer Optoelectronics (Fremont, CA) is a global technology supplier providing integrated solutions for telecommunications, biomedical, and industrial applications.

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