Nevion to Unveil Optical Conversion Solutions
August 28, 2012
Nevion is set to
debut its new Flashlink active and passive optical modules—the WOC series that
provides CWDM protection. Offered within new enclosures, the series offers a passive wideband optical
splitter available in 50/50 or 90/10-split ratio, and an active wideband 2x2
optical redundancy switch with tally output.
A new CWDM system (CWDM1-8/CWDM9-16)
is based on eight-channel optical filters for scalability through an upgrade port, supporting up to 16
channels of bidirectional traffic on the same fiber, Nevion said. Equipped with
long-haul specifications, the filters provide an alternative to
Nevion’s 18-channel CWDM filter when fewer channels are needed. Wavelengths are
chosen according to the ITU-T G.694.2 standard to ensure maximum
interoperability, the company says. Used as a stand-alone
filter, or within an N-Box—Flashlink’s Flashlink
housing, Nevion’s new 18-channel, bidirectional optical CWDM filter (CWDM18) can function as a multiplexer or de-multiplexer, and occupies one
Flashlink slot, the company said. Flashlink Compact 2 is contained in a 1RU frame.
Nevion’s Flashlink Compact 2 provides
36 channels supported by multiple electrical-to-optical and
optical-to-electrical conversion with a built-in CWDM filter and hot-pluggable optics.