Polatis delivers new 2000i all-optical switch for test & measurement markets
Date: Fri, 07/03/2009 - 14:32
Polatis, the performance leader in all-optical switch technology, announced the availability of its 2000i instrumentation grade all-optical switch, part of the company's recently launched Series 2000 line of all-optical switches. The 2000i is a fully non-blocking 80x80 all-optical matrix switch with the industry's lowest loss specifications and the superior connection stability and repeatability required for precise, automated test and measurement applications.
"The 2000i is exactly what is required in an all-optical switch for test and measurement applications. The 2000i specifications ensure connection transparency and reproducibility in the most demanding high speed applications," said Gerald Wesel, CEO of Polatis.
In a market segment where Polatis switches are already used by every major telecommunications optical equipment supplier for system testing, the 2000i now provides a larger switch size platform while maintaining instrument-grade specifications, including connection repeatability and stability of less than +/- 0.05dB. Polatis switches can be used for validation of network systems and sub-systems, including transponders, ROADMs, amplifiers, switches, terminals and line cards at 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s speeds. The 2000i enables equipment manufacturers to share expensive test equipment across a greater number of devices, and to run tests faster with 24/7 equipment utilization through the platform's advanced automation capabilities.
Network service providers deploy the 2000i for network interoperability and performance testing, including research test beds at speeds up to 100Gb/s. Uniquely, optical connections can be switched without light being present on the fiber, enabling critical fiber tests with intermittent signals such as OTDR; and enabling intelligent monitoring and test over lit or dark fiber. The 2000i is truly transparent and is also fully compatible with bi-directional signals used in PON, FTTx and similar network test beds.
JDSU and Polatis have partnered to provide customers with integrated high performance test automation solutions using the new 2000i. "Whether equipment or network testing, the 2000i provides rapid reconfiguration of transparent connections to transform optical test productivity and enable the highest quality parametric measurements," said Lars Friedrich, vice president and general manager in JDSU's Communications Test and Measurement business segment. "As a result, equipment manufacturers can develop and quality-assure products to the highest standard and network operators can confidently introduce best-quality network service offerings."