Corning introduces reconfigurable optical add/drop module

Feb. 28, 2001
Feb. 28, 2001--Corning Incorporated introduced a reconfigurable optical add/drop module with applications in metro and long haul networks.

Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) introduced a reconfigurable optical add/drop module with applications in metro and long haul networks.

The Corning PurePath Wavelength Access Module (WAM) provides wavelength access ranging from 1 to 12 channels. It can be remotely configured to allow individual wavelengths to be added to, dropped from, or passed through a network node. The reconfigurable optical add/drop capability enables fast provisioning in carrier networks and saves carriers the expense of rolling a truck to the network node.

The Wavelength Access Module features thin film filter technology from Corning NetOptix. It offers uniformity and reliability. Its low-loss performance provides greater system design flexibility and is optimal for applications where maintaining high power in the through path is critical.

In addition to thin-film filter technologies, Corning is developing optical add/drop and optical switching products based on liquid crystal and MEMS technologies.

About Corning:

Corning's Optical Networking Devices division brings together technologies and design capabilities that enable wavelength-managed services. Corning's optical networking components and modules make optically transparent, reconfigurable networks possible through the development of programmable, optical add/drop and cross-connect modules. Corning Incorporated manufactures optical fiber, cable and photonic products for the telecommunications industry; and high-performance displays and components for television and other communications-related industries. For more information, visit

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