MRV introduces fiber driver optical spectrum analyzer to facilitate DWDM service performance monitoring

SEPTEMBER 8, 2010 -- MRV Communications Inc. has announced the availability of its new Fiber Driver Optical Spectrum Analyzer (OSA) module for real-time optical performance analysis of any dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) aggregated optical link.

SEPTEMBER 8, 2010 -- MRV Communications Inc. has announced the availability of its new Fiber Driver Optical Spectrum Analyzer (OSA) module for real-time optical performance analysis of any dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) aggregated optical link.

Its advanced optical monitoring capability enables continuous and preemptive optical performance measurement, eliminating the need for stand-alone optical spectrum analyzers in every node in the optical network or maintenance truck rolls when problems occur, reducing OPEX.
Basic performance monitoring of a DWDM system requires monitoring of each wavelength to ensure the light is transmitting within a narrow spectral range and within well-defined optical parameters to verify that the network optical paths are operating as expected. An addition to MRV’s Fiber Driver DWDM optical transport system, the optical spectrum analyzer (OSA) module provides enhanced optical channel monitoring functionality, enabling the identification of active wavelengths, optical power levels, and estimated optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR). These measurements can be reported to any management platform, for inventory management, optical service visibility, fault isolation, alarming, and proactive actions.
“This further enriches our Fiber Driver optical transport access system and enables our customers to gain better visibility and availability of their revenue generating high-capacity optical services and save operational cost by remotely monitoring network services,” says Mary Jane Gruninger, president of Optical Communications Systems at MRV.
The OSA module (order code: EM316OSA40DC21) is now available.
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