JDSU unveils fiber characterization software for triple-play networks

Feb. 23, 2006
February 23, 2006 San Jose, CA -- JDSU has released its Optical FiberCable v4 and Optical FiberTrace v6, the latest versions of the company's fiber characterization PC software analysis platforms. According to the company, the new versions enable complete qualification of fiber infrastructure as required to deliver triple-play services via multi-wavelength (CWDM/DWDM) and FTTX delivery mechanisms.

February 23, 2006 San Jose, CA -- JDSU has released its Optical FiberCable v4 and Optical FiberTrace v6, the latest versions of the company's fiber characterization PC software analysis platforms. According to the company, the new versions enable complete qualification of fiber infrastructure as required to deliver triple-play services via multi-wavelength (CWDM/DWDM) and FTTX delivery mechanisms.

The company says that both software packages help network installers and service providers by providing efficient post-analysis of testing carried out in the field. According to the company, both Optical FiberCable v4 and Optical FiberTrace v6 enable significant time savings in processing the large amounts of test data required to ensure higher quality services consistently meet committed service turn-up dates.

Standardized by many global service providers, the new versions are available free of charge to existing users of FiberTrace and FiberCable software. As well as integrating the latest fiber characterization test documentation (loss, reflectance, fiber bend detection, dispersion analysis, multi-wavelength analysis) for higher capacity fiber build out programs, the company says the new versions are compatible with over 15,000 JDSU fiber-optic test platforms already in the field, including the company's MTS-5100 and MTS/T-BERD 8000 product lines.

According to the company, the new software versions integrate bi-directional insertion loss (IL), optical return loss (ORL), bi-directional optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR) analysis, fiber bend detection, CWDM/DWDM attenuation profile (AP), CWDM/DWDM optical spectrum analysis (OSA), and polarization mode dispersion (PMD) and chromatic dispersion (CD) measurement.

"Worldwide market demand for triple-play services is ramping up, leading to more pressure on those responsible for installing, building, or upgrading networks for new fiber services aimed at triple play - especially DWDM and CWDM," comments Enzo di Luigi, general manager of JDSU's fiber-optic test and measurement group. "The new versions of JDSU's FiberTrace and FiberCable software not only aid those responsible for these installations and upgrades, they make the process quick, easy, and cost-effective."

Both version of the software will be on display at next month's OFC/NFOEC 2006 in Anaheim, California.