MICOS extends optical switch portfolio via FiberZone Networks

SEPTEMBER 15, 2009 -- MICOS, spol. s r.o. – TELCOM Division of the Czech Republic has begun offering optical switches made by FiberZone Networks Inc.

SEPTEMBER 15, 2009 -- MICOS, spol. s r.o. – TELCOM Division of the Czech Republic has begun offering optical switches made by FiberZone Networks Inc.

In mid-August MICOS, spol. s r.o. and FiberZone Networks Inc. concluded an agreement through which MICOS will deliver FiberZone optical switches to customers in the European Union countries.

FiberZone Automated Fiber Management (AFM) products are based on its LOC (Latched Optical Coupling) technology, which is designed to deliver remote control and automation to the fiber infrastructure while maintaining the attributes and reliability of a manual patch panel. AFM systems are used for automatic administration and management of the optical fiber physical infrastructure in commercial telecommunication and data networks and mission-critical security and defense platforms.

The AFM-360 is engineered to provide non-blocking, physical-layer interconnection of 180x180 optical ports. The system is characterized by a very low optical attenuation, guarantees connection reliability without any dependence on active components, and is entirely transparent to communication protocols, wavelengths, transmission speeds, and different optical fiber types, the two companies assert.

“Thanks to automated and remote management of the optical network, the FiberZone products considerably speed up the return on investment in the construction of optical networks and their subsequent operation, thus enabling the operators to reduce the cost of network configuration changes, troubleshooting, and servicing interventions requiring, up to now, the presence of an engineer or expert staff”, stated Ing. Leoš Kalandra, TELCOM Division Director of MICOS.

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