Onetta Inc., developer and manufacturer of Intelligent Optical Engines (IOEs), has released for general availability the first member of its metro and regional family of intelligent amplifiers. According to the company,the IOE 11310 C-Band In-Line Amplifier features software-tunable gain, integrated control electronics, ultra-fast transient control, and advanced software functionality for network equipment manufacturers and carriers deploying metro and regional networks.
The IOE 11310 C offers more than 15-dB gain dynamic range and 34-dB input power dynamic range, supporting various network topologies and accommodating a range of optical input powers and varying channel counts. The amplifier offers multiple control modes for different applications, as well as advanced software functionality to perform in-service upgrades without carrier service disruption, claims the company.
"Metro EDFA requirements have significantly expanded over the last year, a direct function of the growth and increased complexity of metro networks," contends Daryl Inniss, senior analyst at RHK Inc. (San Francisco). "Onetta's Metro EDFAs are designed to manage optical power transients, a key challenge for guaranteeing quality of service for customers. This level of optical performance eases system installation, operation, and maintenance for equipment manufacturers and carriers deploying metro and regional networks," he adds.
Onetta will be demonstrating the IOE 11310 C-Band In-Line Amplifier at the upcoming OFC 2002 Conference in Anaheim, CA.
For more information about Onetta Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA), visit the company's Web site at www.onetta.com.