SEPTEMBER 21, 2010 -- Cyan has announced the addition of a reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer (ROADM) module with up to 40 channels of wavelength selectable switching (WSS) for use in Cyan Z33 and Z77 Z-Series platforms. The new Z-Series WSS-402 module is designed to simplify the upgrade of fiber transport routes for up to 400 Gbps of capacity per-fiber with simple plug and play modules, and optional fixed or tunable optics.
"The new Cyan Z-Series WSS-402 module makes it easier than ever for us to incrementally scale network capacity, when and where needed," said John Greene, Chief Network Engineer at Great Plains Communications. "We deployed Cyan's Z33 and Z77 platforms to support 10-Gigabit Carrier Ethernet, wireless backhaul, as well as existing SONET/SDH and wavelength services. Our recent deployment of the new WSS-402 module in our Z-Series network confirmed that we can readily add further network capacity and wavelength switching for current and future services."
Cyan's new single-slot WSS-402 module is engineered to provide a fully integrated design providing DWDM, EDFA, optical service channel, and WSS in one single-slot module. The module enables the addition of 40 channels of capacity, with two degrees of wavelength selectable switching ROADM functionality.
The new Z-Series WSS-402 uses a single slot and is interchangeable for use in both Cyan Z33 and Z77 platforms. An associated Cyan AWG-40 (array wavelength grid) provides optical interconnect access for up to 40 wavelengths of drop and insert traffic. The systems support fixed and tunable optics.