JDSU adds to WaveReady family of optical modules and systems

MARCH 6, 2008 -- New products include the WRT-780 compact dual transponder, designed for the transport of any service (OTN, SONET, Ethernet, Fibre Channel) between 125 Mbits/sec and 4.25 Gbits/sec, and the new WRA-series user-configurable erbium doped fiber amplifiers (EDFAs), designed to transport DWDM optical network services up to 43 Gbits/sec.Â

MARCH 6, 2008 -- JDSU (search for JDSU) has announced the release of new additions to its WaveReady product line of scalable WDM optical transport equipment for metro, access and enterprise optical networks. Added to the portfolio are the WRT-780 compact dual transponder, designed for the transport of any service (OTN, SONET, Ethernet, Fibre Channel) between 125 Mbits/sec and 4.25 Gbits/sec, and the new WRA-series user-configurable erbium doped fiber amplifiers (EDFAs), designed to transport DWDM optical network services up to 43 Gbits/sec. 

The new WaveReady products will be on display at CeBIT 2008 in Hannover, Germany, March 4-9 (Hall 13, stand B20).

"Leveraging its position as the premier supplier of optical communications technology, JDSU designed WaveReady to address the full range of requirements for today's optical network operators," explains Bill Mortimer, vice president and general manager of JDSU's Lab, Production, and Fiber Optic test businesses. "Whatever the technology-specific optical network requirements, WaveReady offers high-value solutions that service providers need to maximize the capacity of their networks, improve service delivery flexibility, and ensure long-term investment protection."

Requiring no provisioning, the WRT 780 is a carrier-grade dual transponder that is simple to use, allowing service providers to easily and rapidly turn-up any new service between 125 Mbits/sec and 4.25 Gbits/sec, note company representatives. JDSU says the WRT 780 is a flexible, high-bandwidth transport device that can be combined with other WaveReady WDM modules and chassis to provide cost-effective density for WDM transport, including Ethernet-over-WDM transport, 4.25-Gbit/sec Fibre Channel for storage area network (SAN) extension, and many other WDM transport applications.

The new WRA series of user-configurable EDFAs are designed to transport DWDM optical network services up to 43 Gbits/sec. The series includes configurable and cost-effective WRA-100 single-channel optical amplifiers, which are offered in four different gains or output powers to accommodate various optical link budgets, boosting service providers' ability to rapidly deploy new services in their network and increase their revenue. According to JDSU, the WRA-200 series features C-Band multi-channel optical amplifiers with an ultra-fast transient response that reduces the complexity of DWDM optical networks and increases their robustness by greatly reducing the impact of optical transients on existing wavelengths and network elements. The WRA-217 and WRA-219 are user-configurable multi-channel optical amplifiers well-suited to agile optical networks with a transient response of 75 μ sec.

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