Champion ONE uTune Director

March 17, 2015
The uTune Director enables network operators to turn up passive DWDM networks on demand and reduces inventory sparing costs. Rather than stocking one spare fixed-channel XFP or SFP+ transceiver per every ITU channel deployed, one tunable transceiver and a uTune Director can provide a flexible spare for every channel. 
The potential for capex savings alone makes the uTune Director worthy of a close look by prospective users. Judge's Comment.

The uTune Director enables network operators to turn up passive DWDM networks on demand and reduces inventory sparing costs. Rather than stocking one spare fixed-channel XFP or SFP+ transceiver per every ITU channel deployed, one tunable transceiver and a uTune Director can provide a flexible spare for every channel. For comparison, Champion ONE says that while a customer with a 20-channel DWDM network might spend $100,000 on spare optics, with a uTune Director and a single tunable transceiver every channel can be spared for $7000.

The uTune Director externally tunes and locks XFP and SFP+ transceivers, and those that it tunes will not revert to a default channel once unplugged. This makes it suited to turning up networks on demand, Champion ONE says. A single transceiver can be tuned and locked in under a minute and re-tuned to a new channel an unlimited number of times.

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