Global Opticom introduces programmable optical add/drop multiplexer

April 13, 2001
Apr. 13, 2001--Global Opticom, a manufacturer of fiber optic passive components and modules, introduced its Programmable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (OADM) in March at OFC 2001 in Anaheim.

Global Opticom, a manufacturer of fiber optic passive components and modules, introduced its Programmable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (OADM) in March at OFC 2001 in Anaheim.

This Programmable OADM combines thin-film Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexer (DWDM) and opto-mechanical switch technologies, with a user-friendly and electronically controlled interface. It can dynamically add or drop any/all operating channels remotely, or on the board, using built-in software. A series of Programmable OADMs (4x4, 8x8, 16x16, and 20x20) with 50GHz, 100GHz, 200GHz ITU grid spacing for both C- and L-Bands can be provided.

Since the Programmable OADM has an all-optical path configuration, SONET/SDH, Gigabit Ethernet, video signal, etc. can pass through or drop without optical/electrical, or electrical/optical, conversion. A system operator can build an all-optical switching network, making a system more efficient, flexible, and cost-effective. Protocol transparency makes the Programmable OADM an indispensable element for metro networks, long haul, all-optical networks.

Other features include:

* Standard 19-inch rack mount for easy integration.

* Uniform power output of each channel.

* Low insertion loss and PDL.

* High temperature stability.

* Latching capability.

* Reconfiguration and upgrade flexibility for the end user.

About Global Opticom:

Global Opticom is a developer and manufacturer of passive fiber optic components, including DWDM, couplers, isolators and other specialized products. The company is ISO 9001 certified and Bellcore compliant. For more information, visit www.globalopticom.com.

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