Enablence uses PICs in 8x12 Integrated Multicast Switch

Enablence Technologies, Inc. says it has leveraged photonic integrated circuits (PICs) in the development of its new 8x12 Integrated Multicast Switch (iMS). As its name implies, the iMS offers 8 input and 12 output ports to support cost-effective, reliable, flexible and scalable multicast switching applications, Enablence asserts.

Enablence Technologies, Inc. says it has leveraged photonic integrated circuits (PICs) in the development of its new 8x12 Integrated Multicast Switch (iMS). As its name implies, the iMS offers 8 input and 12 output ports to support cost-effective, reliable, flexible and scalable multicast switching applications, Enablence asserts.

The iMS is designed to support development of reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers (ROADMs).

"The new Enablence 8x12 iMS can truly help service providers achieve a pay-as-you-go service delivery goal, reducing their upfront capital expenditures and allowing for a highly scalable network design," said Jacob Sun, president of Enablence's Optical Components and Subsystems Division. "The PIC-based 8x12 iMS can also significantly reduce the cost for 100G coherent transmission systems by simplifying the drop ports architecture, a technology that will be widely deployed in the next few years. With the addition of the 8x12 switch, our family of iMS solutions now includes the choices of 4x8, 8x8, and 8x12 iMS. The add/drop port count for the switch can be further expanded up to 8x24 with this platform."

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