JDSU starts customer trials with TrueFlex optical products

Telecom Lead India: Test and measurement major JDSU is
sampling the Twin 1×20 Wavelength Selective Switch (WSS), part of its family of
TrueFlex optical products with network equipment manufacturers.


The new Twin WSS provides flexible grid spacing and
improved node level performance for network speeds beyond 100G.


“JDSU’s TrueFlex line of products is designed to
address the realities of what it takes to support Self Aware networks that will
operate at rates faster than 100G. We are leapfrogging the competition by
developing products based on decades of optical design expertise that can
support any network frequency – on or off the ITU grid,” said Alan Lowe,
president of the CCOP business segment at JDSU.


The company is providing the industry’s first Twin WSS
gives NEMs the option to deploy products on or off the International
Telecommunication Union (ITU) grid, which provides NEMs with increased
flexibility, improved spectral efficiency and lower overall component costs.


“The motivation for flex spectrum is to allow
cost-effective support beyond 100G wavelengths with respectable reach distances
and higher total capacity. To ensure these higher speed wavelengths are as
robust as 100G, the overall platform must be engineered properly beyond simply
introducing flexibility to the optical channels’ widths,” said Glenn
Wellbrock, director of Optical Transport, Network Architecture and Design,


JDSU TrueFlex products include Twin Wavelength Selective
Switch (WSS), Dual Multi-Cast Switch, Quad Optical Channel Monitor, Hybrid
Raman-Erbium Amplifier and EDFA Array. JDSU expects to begin shipments of the
TrueFlex product suite within the second half of calendar year 2012.


JDSU expects to begin shipments of the TrueFlex product
suite within the second half of calendar year 2012.


The company is also demonstrating its TrueFlex products
at Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optics Engineers
Conference (OFC/NFOEC) in Los Angeles, California.


Recently, JDSU
introduced PacketPortal that allows communications service providers to address
growing bandwidth needs and meet user demand for quality of services. 


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