UK-based networking, transmission, and data communication products provider Lanode has unveiled a range of optical monitoring equipment.
The product line includes:
- The OM1 Optical Power Meter, which monitors the optical power level in a live optical network. It is inserted between the link receiver, or the input of a WDM system, and the fiber.
- The OM2 Optical Spectrum Analyzer, which measures and visualizes the wavelengths within a DWDM transmission. It will generate network alarms depending on a number of wavelength-related issues. The OM3 Optical Tap Coupler module complements the OM2; the passive coupler is inserted into the data path and extracts 1% of the light to its monitor port.
- The FM100 Fibre Monitor, a real-time monitoring and test system that detects fiber damage, cuts, and degradation over time. The system performs active (live) fiber monitoring by using a WDM coupler to separate measurement data from live data traffic.
- The LP1 Line Protection, designed to constantly monitor optical power levels of two fiber-optic cables. When the power levels drop below a user-defined threshold the internal optical switch re-routes the data to the alternative backup fiber.
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