JDSU releases 50 GHz WSS products to extend switching portfolio

JDSU released three wavelength selective switch (WSS) products for 50 GHz applications, extending its portfolio with the low-port-count (LPC) WSS, the Nano WSS, and the Mini WSS with monitoring capability.

JDSU released three wavelength selective switch (WSS) products for 50 GHz applications, extending its portfolio with the low-port-count (LPC) WSS, the Nano WSS, and the Mini WSS with monitoring capability.

The new products are based on the successful Mini 50 GHz WSS platform that provides network equipment manufacturers (NEM) and service providers additional solutions to optimize networks as consumers continue to use more bandwidth-intensive applications.

“This extended portfolio of WSS systems will support 40/100 G network rollouts that will continue over the next several years. It’s a great milestone,” says Gurpreet Mand, director of ROADM products at JDSU.

The new WSS products include:

LPC 50 GHz — 1x2 and 1x4 single-slot WSSs for either small-node or emerging edge and access applications, pushing re-configurability further to the edge of networks with a cost- and size-optimized system.

Mini 50 GHz with Built-in Optical Power Monitor (OPM) — an extension of the current Mini 50 GHz that offers NEMs a high-density integrated solution.

Nano 50 GHz — a compact, standalone device that enables NEMs to create higher-density transport blades. Initially used in the JDSU Super Transport Blade, it can be integrated with major optical components onto a single blade. Operators can use dual WSSs on a single blade for next-generation, route-and-select architectures.

JDSU WSS and remote optical add/drop modules (ROADM) products make it possible for operators to adjust and direct network capacity to provide consumers and businesses with on-demand voice, video, and data services, says a representative.

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