Optelian announces availability of tunable XFPs

Optelian, a designer and manufacturer of optical transport systems, announced the availability of tunable XFPs. The new product is on display at Optelian’s booth (#2400) at this week’s OFC/NFOEC being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Optelian, a designer and manufacturer of optical transport systems, announced the availability of tunable XFPs. The new product is on display at Optelian’s booth (#2400) at this week’s OFC/NFOEC being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Tunable XFPs feature the narrow spectral width and wavelength stability required for 80-channel DWDM systems. Tunability has two benefits: It supports dynamic reconfigurability, and it saves inventory cost. Having these features in an XFP format means that existing muxponder, regenerator, and transponder cards can be used in reconfigurable, high-capacity optical networks. Tunable XFPs have comparable performance and reach as fixed DWDM XFPs, says a company spokesperson.

“Having tunable XFPs gives network operators a great deal of flexibility for adding and managing a wide range of traffic types and implementing a wide range of architectures,” says Dave Mills, vice president of sales, Optelian.

Optelian’s tunable XFP is compatible with all LightGAIN and LightMUX active modules as well as third-party equipment.

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