Tuesday, November 30, 2004

JDS Uniphase Reaches Optical Networking Milestones

JDS Uniphase has shipped over 1,000 wavelength management modules to date. The devices are used by optical communication system manufacturers in next generation designs that can be reconfigured remotely or even automatically. JDS Uniphase wavelength management modules include wavelength blockers, multi-port wavelength switches and reconfigurable optical add/drop modules (ROADMs).

JDS Uniphase also reached the milestone of over 20,000 optical communications circuit packs and subsystems shipped to date. Until recently, system manufacturers purchased discrete optical components and modules, performing the design and manufacture themselves.

Separately, the company introduced a new EDFA (erbium doped fiber amplifier) Subsystem the functions as a fully managed, full-featured amplifier for DWDM systems in metro, regional and long haul applications. The company also launched a Wavelength Blocker Subsystem that can be used to enable ROADMs (reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers). It is available in 50 GHz, 128 channels for C-band. http://www.jdsu.com/

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