RED-C intros UltraSpan inline amplifier

FEBRUARY 12, 2009 -- The UltraSpan Inline Amplifier is ideal for inline amplification in long, data-oriented links, especially for systems that currently support only terminal sites. It enables the extension of links between terminals by inserting one or more repeater stations between them, the company explains.

FEBRUARY 12, 2009 -- RED-C Optical Networks Ltd. (search for RED-C), provider of EDFAs, Raman amplifiers, and optical monitoring devices for all optical network applications, today announced the launch of its UltraSpan Inline Amplifier, which is designed to support long links that require inline amplification.

This network-ready, remotely-managed 1RU rack unit is targeted at applications such as datacom, enterprise, disaster recovery, security, surveillance networks, and Storage Area Networks (SAN), say RED-C representatives.

The UltraSpan Inline Amplifier is ideal for inline amplification in long, data-oriented links, especially for systems that currently support only terminal sites. It enables the extension of links between terminals by inserting one or more repeater stations between them, the company explains.

The amplifier can be remotely managed and monitored from the terminals via an optical supervisory channel (OSC), which carries out of band (1510-nm) management data between the inline amplifiers and the amplifiers located at the terminal stations. Thus, the UltraSpan amplifiers along the link are connected to one another via the OSC, carrying standard Ethernet, and can be accessed and managed using SNMP or a web-based GUI from any terminal or inline location.

The UltraSpan Inline Amplifier supports all of RED-C's EDFA modules such as single stage, fixed gain, or variable gain EDFAs, dual-stage EDFAs with mid-stage access for DCF, or two separate EDFA modules within a single unit for providing bidirectional amplification.

"The UltraSpan Inline Amplifier further enriches the breadth of solutions provided by RED-C for designing long links," contends Yossi Boker, RED-C president and CEO. "It is another building block in RED-C's commitment to provide our customers with a high-end diversified product portfolio, required for confronting today's network challenges".

The UltraSpan Inline Amplifier, along with the rest of the UltraSpan family, will be presented at the upcoming OFC/NFOEC (Booth #1241), to be held from March 24 - 26, 2009, in San Diego.


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