Oplink unveils reconfigurable OADM products

December 17, 2001--Oplink Communications Inc. has introduced its Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexing (ROADM) product family, part of the company's recently announced DWDM line. Oplink's ROADMs enable user selectable add/drop of specific wavelengths and are available in 2-, 4-, or 8-channel or larger configurations.

Oplink Communications Inc. has introduced its Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexing (ROADM) product family, part of the company's recently announced DWDM line. Oplink's ROADMs enable user selectable add/drop of specific wavelengths and are available in 2-, 4-, or 8-channel or larger configurations.

"Reconfigurability is a key requirement of next-generation networks especially in the metro space. The capability of remote add/drop provisioning versus costly truck-rolls is going to be a key differentiator for our customers," contends Fred Fromm, Oplink's president and CEO.

The company offers both Thin Film Filter (TFF) as well as Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) technology-based solutions for its OADM products at 200 GHz, 100 GHz, as well as 50 GHz channel spacing. These solutions include channel equalization options and can also be applied to reconfigure bands of wavelengths using Oplink's Terra Band WDM (BWDM) Product Portfolio. The ROADM products maximize bandwidth capacity while enabling the reduction of both capital and operational costs of optical systems, claims the company.

Oplink Communications Inc. (San Jose) designs, manufactures, and markets fiber-optic networking components and integrated optical subsystems. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.oplink.com.

Oplink Communications Inc. has introduced its Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexing (ROADM) product family, part of the company's recently announced DWDM line. Oplink's ROADMs enable user selectable add/drop of specific wavelengths and are available in 2-, 4-, or 8-channel or larger configurations.

"Reconfigurability is a key requirement of next-generation networks especially in the metro space. The capability of remote add/drop provisioning versus costly truck-rolls is going to be a key differentiator for our customers," contends Fred Fromm, Oplink's president and CEO.

The company offers both Thin Film Filter (TFF) as well as Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) technology-based solutions for its OADM products at 200 GHz, 100 GHz, as well as 50 GHz channel spacing. These solutions include channel equalization options and can also be applied to reconfigure bands of wavelengths using Oplink's Terra Band WDM (BWDM) Product Portfolio. The ROADM products maximize bandwidth capacity while enabling the reduction of both capital and operational costs of optical systems, claims the company.

Oplink Communications Inc. (San Jose) designs, manufactures, and markets fiber-optic networking components and integrated optical subsystems. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.oplink.com.

Oplink Communications Inc. has introduced its Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexing (ROADM) product family, part of the company's recently announced DWDM line. Oplink's ROADMs enable user selectable add/drop of specific wavelengths and are available in 2-, 4-, or 8-channel or larger configurations.

"Reconfigurability is a key requirement of next-generation networks especially in the metro space. The capability of remote add/drop provisioning versus costly truck-rolls is going to be a key differentiator for our customers," contends Fred Fromm, Oplink's president and CEO.

The company offers both Thin Film Filter (TFF) as well as Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) technology-based solutions for its OADM products at 200 GHz, 100 GHz, as well as 50 GHz channel spacing. These solutions include channel equalization options and can also be applied to reconfigure bands of wavelengths using Oplink's Terra Band WDM (BWDM) Product Portfolio. The ROADM products maximize bandwidth capacity while enabling the reduction of both capital and operational costs of optical systems, claims the company.

Oplink Communications Inc. (San Jose) designs, manufactures, and markets fiber-optic networking components and integrated optical subsystems. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.oplink.com.

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