PacketLight Networks says its PL-1000D offers both fiber-optic diagnostics as well as enhanced network security by monitoring fiber infrastructure. The 1RU PL-1000D incorporates optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR) and optical spectrum analyzer (OSA) capabilities to enable network managers to keep tabs on network health. It also can detect changes in fiber characteristics that could be caused by network intrusions, PacketLight Networks says.
The PL-1000D can monitor as many as eight strands of fiber consecutively in dark fiber, lit fiber, and third-party network applications without affecting traffic. It provides optical spectrum, OTDR and optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) measurements across the entire DWDM C-Band. The platform can reduce maintenance costs by reducing the amount of technician truck rolls needed to troubleshoot fiber issues, PacketLight Networks asserts.
The system also can be used in combination with embedded Layer 1 encryption engines to improve network security by alerting operators to potential network tampering.
“The PL-1000D was developed as a response to high demand from our customers wanting a cost-effective solution for better network visibility and accurate monitoring of fiber signal and faults,” said Koby Reshef, CEO of PacketLight Networks. “We responded by delivering one device with OTDR and OSA functionality for constant non-intrusive network monitoring to reduce maintenance costs and detect issues prior to service degradation.”
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