Polatis Shows Programmable OXC Shutter at ECOC 2011
GENEVA, Sep 20, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Polatis, the performance leader in optical layer connectivity,
today announced the addition of a programmable shutter to the
software features available on its ultra-low loss DirectLight(TM)
optical matrix switches. The feature allows users to introduce
repeatable, precisely-timed disconnections on multiple fiber paths
through the optical switch with individually programmable shutter
intervals between 10ms to 10,000ms.
Equipment suppliers, carriers and service providers need ways to
precisely characterize network responses to routine line faults and
major outages. Often, the ability of a system to detect not only
permanent fibre breaks but also momentary service interruptions is
key to assuring the highest levels of network availability. Polatis
switches are routinely used to manage connectivity in system
integration laboratories at line rates up to 100Gb/s and beyond.
"The new Polatis multi-port shutter function makes it easy for our
systems test customers to validate performance of the network
physical layer and control plane when stressed with single and
multiple optical line faults," said Nick Parsons, Polatis VP
Engineering and CTO. "Previously, it has been difficult, expensive,
and time consuming to generate multiple simultaneous outages in
today's complex optical networks. The programmable shutter feature
greatly simplifies the generation of both hard and transient fibre
faults to automate testing of network fault detection,
reconfiguration and recovery. "
Visitors to ECOC 2011 in Geneva can see the programmable shutter
demonstrated with Polatis optical switches on stand #1268.
Polatis delivers the world's lowest loss all-optical
switching solutions for remote fibre-layer provisioning, protection,
monitoring, reconfiguration and test, with over 1000 switches shipped
worldwide. Dependable, field-proven piezoelectric optical matrix
switch technology scales from 4x4 to 96x96 ports, applying
class-leading performance to provide dynamic optical networking for
telecommunications, datacenter, government, test and video markets.
Pamela DiMarzio Nelson
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