February 28, 2003--Gigabit Optics has introduced its third passive product line. The Patch micro-optical platforms enable products with substantially smaller form factors and lower costs. They are designed to offer flexible system configurations and cost reduction to service providers that need to upgrade their network systems with minimum expense.
The essential features which differentiate the Gigabit Patch product line are that each of the products occupies no board space, is data rate and protocol independent, and achieves high performance at little additional cost.
- Patch Mux/Demux-4 combines or separates up to four optical channels with optional express functionality on a CWDM ITU grid. The product is designed for optical networking systems where space is limited and a low-cost upgrade is required. The express channel is compatible with either a CWDM or a DWDM ITU-grid.
- The Patch OADM-1 enables add and drop capabilities of any same single channel on a CWDM ITU-grid. This product is ITU G.694.2 compliant.
- The Patch OADM-2 enables add and drop capabilities of any same two channels on a CWDM ITU grid for metro core, metro access, and enterprise CWDM systems.
These products are "competitively priced" and are currently available for shipment, according to the company.
Gigabits' Patch product line joins Gigabit Optics' existing Macro Mux/Demux and OADM and Micro Mux/Demux and OADM product offerings -- all of which are based on patent-pending optical platforms that can be configured in a variety of ways to accommodate different laser types, transmission speeds, form factors, and connectors.