July 1, 2005
For high-density network applications, the Opticom QuickNet fiber-optic cabling system exceeds 10-Gigabit Ethernet standards and enables quick plug-in network deployment of up to 96 fiber connections in a single rack space with superior cable access and management capabilities. System components include pre-terminated MTP cassettes, MTP interconnect patch cords, and rack-mount fiber enclosures. Modular pre-terminated LC and SC cassettes feature high-density MTP connectors and small-form-factor LC or SC connectivity. Cassettes interconnect with 12-fiber MTP ribbon patch cords for scalability and quick connection of remote or data-center segments. Rack-mount fiber enclosures feature a slide-out tilt-down drawer to provide improved installation, service, and inspection.Panduit,Tinley Park, IL,

OptiMo raised floor fiber patch panels allow data-center managers and designers to take advantage of underutilized installation space beneath the raised floor structure of the data center, providing greater flexibility in structured cabling design and maximizing utility of data-center floor space. Specifically designed for installation in raised floor boxes that are part of the cabling pathways, the patch panels address special bend radius and depth requirements of fiber-optic cabling systems. The unique design accommodates all installation approaches, including conventional field termination techniques, pre-terminated cabling with cassette-based ribbon cabling solutions, and pre-terminated trunk-style installations using adapter panels, patch cords, and associated cable management hardware. The patch panels also include removable/reusable labeling fields for enhanced convenience and accurate cabling administration and record keeping.
New London, CT,

The rugged OmniReach multifiber FTTX service terminal accelerates drop cable installation time, enhances the reliability of drop cable deployment, and withstands extreme outside plant conditions. Available in two-, four-, six-, eight-, and 12-port versions, the self-contained terminal features hardened connectors for durability in the drop segment of the network. No enclosure is required, and the unit may be pole-, slab-, pedestal-, or aerial- mounted. The terminal features Corning Cable Systems OptiTap factory-terminated, environmentally sealed connector housings.


For the FTB-8510/IQS-8510 Packet Blazer test modules, the software suite enhances remote QoS testing, commissioning, maintenance, and troubleshooting capabilities for Ethernet services through the in-band remote control of Ethernet network interface units. Based on the IEEE Ethernet in the First Mile 802.3ah standard, the test suite is available in a field-portable battery-operated format (FTB-8510) and a tabletop or rack-mounted unit (IQS-8510). It brings service-level agreement verification to Ethernet-based packet services by testing Ethernet connectivity in its native format, including 10/100/1000Base-T and 1000Base-SX/LX/ZX for LAN-to-LAN services delivered via ATM, Frame Relay, next generation SONET/SDH, switched Ethernet, VLANs, dark fiber, and WDMs. EtherBERT technology provides bit-error-rate testing of Gigabit Ethernet interfaces.
EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering,
Quebec City,

The SmartBits performance analysis test system now offers advanced TRT interactive release 5.0 software for simplified testing of complex Layer 2/3 routing and metro Ethernet testing in high-density 10-Gigabit Ethernet networks. The software doubles previous port density on the test system’s XFP 10-GbE test modules. Up to 72 ports of 10-GbE testing in a single rack allow testers to conduct large-scale tests in the smallest possible space. The software also provides virtual private LAN service (VPLS-LDP and VPLS-BGP), pseudowire emulation, spanning tree protocols, stacked VLANs, and multicast and IPv4/6 protocols.
Spirent Communications,
Rockville, MD,

Combining the high performance of a fiber-optic connection with the versatility of a rugged industrial connector, the Optical Industrial LC duplex connector system features assemblies with push-pull insertion and a bayonet-style mechanical latch to ensure an environmentally sealed optical connection in just one simple step. Its bulkhead adapter is a sealed-panel feed-through design for easy installation into enclosures. The removable connector provides sealing between the adapter mating surface and the cable exiting the connector. It works with any standard fiber type, comes in singlemode and multimode styles, and provides moisture and dust protection as well as a broad temperature range (-40° to +85°C) for a variety of indoor and outdoor applications, including system controls, monitoring, and testing. Telcordia GR-326-CORE-compliant, the connector is well-suited for long-distance or remote connections up to 300 m in multimode to 1 km and above in singlemode.Molex,Lisle, IL,
For TDM switching systems in backbone infrastructure, the CFPT-9400 low-jitter high-frequency temperature-compensated voltage-controlled crystal oscillators (TC-VCXOs) eliminate reception “slips” that compromise the effective bandwidth of SONET/SDH and Gigabit Ethernet fiber networks. The TC-VCXOs achieve excellent jitter performance of <3 psec rms 10 Hz-80 MHz by avoiding the use of a phase locked loop in favor of a low-phase-noise high-frequency fundamental crystal and harmonic multiplication. The crystal is coupled through a SAW filter, suppressing any sub-harmonics of the operating frequency to typically <-55 dBc. The incorporation of Pluto temperature compensation technology keeps frequency stability over the 0°-80°C operating-temperature range to ±1.5 ppm to keep well within the Telcordia specification of ±20 ppm all-causes stability over a 20-year lifetime. Supply voltage is 3.3 V with a low current consumption of 65 mA typical, and output is 3.3 V PECL (LVPECL)-compatible. The TC-VCXOs are packaged as an industry-standard 14×9-mm SMD, designed for lead-free soldering, and compliant with all requirements of the RoHS regulations.C-MAC MicroTechnology,Durham, NC,www.cmac.comSYSTEMS

The A50 small, dense, low-power, 50-Gbit/sec flow-state router houses four 10-Gbit/sec interfaces in a single 6-RU shelf, consumes just 800 W of power, and includes standard dual 48-V dc power convenient as well as a dual 120-V ac power option. It can recognize and route traffic as flows of related packets, not just as individual packets, to control traffic more effectively. Service providers have the ability to optimize peering interfaces, implement point-to-point traffic control, improve the performance of broadband access networks, and create an effective and efficient infrastructure for voice and video over IP as well as other real time services. The full-duplex router features distributed fabric, routing and integrated management systems, a nonblocking switch architecture, distributed processing software, dual redundant application-processor cards, and a redundant hot-standby management system. It supports a variety of optical interfaces, including 1/10-Gigabit Ethernet, OC-192c/STM-64c, OC-48c/STM-16c, and OC-12c/STM-4c, as well as BGP4, IS-IS, and OSPF routing and signaling protocols, with optional support for MPLS, RSVP-TE, LDP, PIM-SM, MBGP and IPv6.
Caspian Networks,
San Jose, CA,


For packet over SONET/SDH traffic, the DPPM-600 deep packet processing module for the CS-2000 In-Network Computing platform enables 2.5-Gbit/sec packet processing capacity and supports OC-48c/STM-16, SONET/SDH networks. Network operators can deploy applications critical to protecting and managing their infrastructures directly onto their high-speed optical networks. The new module executes policies and applications written in Rave, an open packet processing application development language, and delivers two OC-48c/STM-16 interfaces, one copper Gigabit Ethernet interface, provisioning for inline inspection and control or passive monitoring of content, full compatibility and support of policies and applications written in Rave, application content inspection and control at sustained 2.5 Gbits/sec, and line-rate deep packet inspection and modification capabilities. The module is also protocol-agnostic and fully reconfigurable at Layers 2-7, with hardware accelerator support for HDLC, PPP, Ethernet family, MPLS, IPv4, IPv6, TCP, UDP, and ICMP; complies with GR-253, ITU G.707, G.957, and Telcordia and ITU-T SONET and SDH configuration, fault, and performance management parameters; and supports hot-swap replacement and remote software diagnostics and upgrades.
CloudShield Technologies,
Sunnyvale, CA,

Providing flexible color management at network and customer demarcation points, the Netstender platform is optimized for the build-out of the metro edge connecting service platforms, including VoD, Ethernet, business continuity, and private line, from the customer premises and metro access to the metro core. The platform’s SFP-based wavelength conversion modules enable seamless connection with legacy service platforms, translating any optical interface (850 nm, 1310 nm, CWDM, DWDM) to any wavelength on the ITU grid (CWDM, DWDM) with optional regeneration. The modules are available in two variants: the WT translator for translation of any optical wavelength and reach to any other optical wavelength and the WR regenerator for converting any optical wavelength to any optical wavelength with 3R regeneration. Preconfigured wavelength conversion kits selected to meet a variety of network applications, are available.
BTI Photonic Systems,
Ottawa, Ontario,


Providing the tools to design optical components, subsystems, and systems, VPItransmissionMaker and VPIcomponentMaker photonic design automation software release 6.5 offers a mixture of design and numerical modeling advances that speed the construction, evaluation, and visualization of elaborate simulation tasks and reduce the complexities normally associated with network planning. New features include dynamic Raman amplifier, bit-error-rate estimation, and PIN and avalanche photodiodes.
Holmdel, NJ,

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