Zolo Technologies introduces dual-input, 80-channel DWDM device

March 15, 2001
Mar. 15, 2001--Zolo Technologies Inc., an optical networking sub-systems developer and manufacturer, announced the development of a dual-input, 80-channel Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) device for telecommunications providers.

Zolo Technologies Inc., an optical networking sub-systems developer and manufacturer, announced the development of a dual-input, 80-channel Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) device for telecommunications providers.

The Zmux 2:80 is the second product launched by Zolo in recent weeks within the Zmux family of mux/demux devices. This dual-input module also will be the core platform for Zolo's future line of integrated optical modules. Zolo anticipates that metro and long-haul optical networking systems companies will begin to take delivery of Zmux 2:80 evaluation units within the next few months.

The Zmux 2:80, like Zolo's Zmux 1:40, is a passively thermally compensated DWDM device that incorporates a proven, Network Equipment Building Standards (NEBS) compliant grating-based technology to provide high performance at a lower cost per channel, while dramatically increasing capacity in a small-footprint package. This makes the Zmux series of mux/demux devices ideal for next generation optical networking systems.

"Our Zmux 2:80 is an extremely flexible DWDM device that can be utilized in three distinctly different applications," said Dr. Andrew Sappey, Zolo's CTO and co-founder. "First, it can be used as two separate 100-GHz, 40-channel mux/demuxes in one small physical package. Secondly, it can be combined with an interleaver to provide a 50-GHz, flat-top, 80-channel mux/demux in the same small footprint. Lastly and most significantly, a variable optical attenuator (VOA) or an optical switch can be combined either externally or even internally with the Zmux 2:80 to provide an integrated 40-channel VO -mux/demux or Optical Add / Drop Multiplexer (OADM) in one device."

According to Mike Wearsch, Zolo's vice president of business development and marketing, the only difference between the Zmux 1:40 and Zmux 2:80 is the fiber pigtail assembly. The same physical package and optical components are used in both products.

The Zmux 2:80 dual-input DWDM device will be demonstrated as part of Zolo Technologies' display at OFC 2001 from March 19th to 21st -- Hall E, Booth 3717.

About Zolo Technologies:

Zolo Technologies, Inc., founded in 1999, is a provider of optical networking sub-systems focused on developing and manufacturing devices that enable telecommunications systems providers to increase bandwidth at a lower cost per channel. For more information, visit www.zolotech.com.

Sponsored Recommendations

New Optical Wavelength Service Trends

July 1, 2024
Discover how optical wavelength services are reshaping the telecom landscape, driven by rapid expansion and adoption of high-speed connections exceeding 100 Gbps, championed by...

The Journey to 1.6 Terabit Ethernet

May 24, 2024
Embark on a journey into the future of connectivity as the leaders of the IEEE P802.3dj Task Force unveil the groundbreaking strides towards 1.6 Terabit Ethernet, revolutionizing...

Data Center Interconnection

June 18, 2024
Join us for an interactive discussion on the growing data center interconnection market. Learn about the role of coherent pluggable optics, new connectivity technologies, and ...

ON TOPIC: Innovation in Optical Components

July 2, 2024
Lightwave’s latest on-topic eBook, sponsored by Anritsu, will address innovation in optical components. The eBook looks at various topics, including PCIe (Peripheral...