JDSU presents CWDM/DWDM fiber analysis module

February 16, 2006 San Jose, CA -- JDSU has released a new module for its T-BERD and MTS-8000 field test platforms. The module's functions include polarization mode dispersion (PMD) as well as spectral attenuation profile (AP) and CWDM and DWDM channel analysis capabilities.

February 16, 2006 San Jose, CA -- JDSU has released a new module for its T-BERD and MTS-8000 field test platforms. The company says the module's design is the first of its kind to incorporate three unique test processes without disengaging from the fiber being analyzed.

According to the company, the module's functions include polarization mode dispersion (PMD), the analytic process that is the foundation of fiber characterization and helps carriers to identify fibers with a greater capacity to carry data than others; the company says that PMD functionality enables the module's additional features: spectral attenuation profile (AP) and CWDM and DWDM channel analysis capabilities.

JDSU says the module's all-in-one design, already in service with the company's MTS-5100 platform for metro network testing, combines PMD, AP, and xWDM analysis, thereby enabling CWDM and DWDM service provisioning without requiring disconnection of the fiber under test. The company says that, by integrating these functions in one half-slot size plug-in module, the TB/MTS-8000 platform can provide carriers with a powerful, easy-to-use test set in a compact, lightweight form factor. The company says its method for PMD measurements is internationally recognized by all major standards bodies, including ITU G.650.2, IEC 60793-1-48, and EIA/TIA 455 FOTP-113.

Also an element of JDSU's T&M solutions for the agile optical network (AON), the company says the module gives network operators independent visibility into network configurations at the wavelength and data services level, and simplifies installation and maintenance.

"CWDM transmission is becoming a key delivery system for triple-play services due to its inherent ability to drive cost savings," comments Enzo di Luigi, general manager of JDSU's fiber-optic test and measurement group. "The JDSU T-BERD/MTS-8000 not only enables CWDM, but also DWDM and PMD, providing a truly all-in-one solution that is both capex- and opex-friendly."

The module will be on display at next month's OFC/NFOEC 2006 in Anaheim, California.

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