NOVEMBER 14, 2007 -- JDSU (search for JDSU) has released a CWDM series of OTDR modules for its T-BERD/MTS-8000 and T-BERD/MTS-6000 platforms. The enhancements combine several new features into JDSU's OTDR offering for short- and medium-haul CWDM network applications.
The CWDM modules are designed to complement the existing range of OTDR modules within the T-BERD/MTS family and further enable users to rapidly, reliably, and cost-effectively deploy network services in one convenient package.
The CWDM OTDR capabilities were developed to help cable operators, dark fiber providers, and telecommunications service providers characterize maintain and troubleshoot CWDM fiber networks more comprehensively than they could previously. JDSU says that by using its CWDM OTDRs, users can test new wavelength routes not yet in use without disrupting communications traffic on active wavelengths. This "in-service" capability increases technician productivity and helps reduce installation and maintenance costs, the company adds.
The JDSU CWDM OTDR offering features a series of multi-wavelength OTDR modules compatible with the T-BERD/MTS-6000 and T-BERD/MTS-8000 platforms. The platforms allow for scalability within the user's system, including a dedicated dynamic range for metro applications that enables optimized trace for all test scenarios. The capabilities also include end-to-end testing through multiplexers and de-multiplexers (displaying all tested wavelengths on one screen), characterization of the fiber plant for CWDM installations, and test capabilities across all fiber lengths, the company concludes.
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