Oclaro unveils family of 50 GHz spacing wavelength selective switches

Oclaro Inc., a provider of optical components, modules, and subsystems to the telecom industry, added the XTLS 4x1 50 GHz Wavelength Selective Switch (WSS) to its portfolio.

MARCH 18, 2010 -- Oclaro Inc., a provider of optical components, modules, and subsystems to the telecom industry, added the XTLS 4x1 50 GHz Wavelength Selective Switch (WSS) to its portfolio.

This new WSS module complements Oclaro's existing 2x1 and 9x1 50 GHz WSS family to fit a broadening spectrum of ROADM applications, says a company representative. By employing 50 GHz, WSS customers are able to double the switching capacity of their networking systems.
"We are seeing an increased demand for 50 GHz spacing WSS products to support higher capacity optical networking systems," says Dr. Krishna Bala, executive vice president of Oclaro's WSS Division. "By exploiting a common optical platform we can satisfy our customers' requirements for different granularities of WSS at both 50 GHz and 100 GHz spacing."
The new family of XTLS 4x1 50 GHz Wavelength Selective Switches are the latest addition to Oclaro's portfolio of 50 GHz spacing WSS module products. These products further enhance Oclaro's ability to support high-speed optical signals cascading through multiple ROADM nodes. The modules are based on Oclaro's field-proven optical platform with more than 50 million device hours of network deployment. These new WSS show Oclaro's commitment to the industry's shift to 50 GHz spacing for higher traffic carrying density.
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