DiCon Fiberoptics announces multimode optical switch in a single device

April 15, 2010
DiCon Fiberoptics announces the availability of its MEMS optical switch made with multimode 50um core fiber with a port count of up to 1x8 in a single fiber-optic switch device.

APRIL 14, 2010 -- DiCon Fiberoptics announces the availability of its MEMS optical switch made with multimode 50um core fiber with a port count of up to 1x8 in a singlefiber-optic switch device.

The new product enables multimode optical switch systems requiring higher port counts, primarily used in military and defense applications, to be reduced in overall weight, size, and power requirements.

“As weight, space, and power consumption are critical features in military systems, the higher port count of our multimode MEMS 1x8 fiber-optic switch will give some of our military and defense customers a lighter, more compact solution,” says Robert Schleicher, vice president of product development. “We can offer these as OEM components, build them into compact switch modules that incorporate a small number of switches, or integrate them into complete military grade solutions. Typical applications include secure switching or video distribution.”

Based on a platform that has been qualified to Telcordia GR-1221 (equivalent to certain methods from MIL-STD-883), these fiber-optic switches have passed billions of toggling cycles and survive high levels of shock and vibration, temperature cycling, damp heat, dry heat, and other adverse conditions, making them well suited for military and avionic customers.

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