Monday, August 21, 2006

Novera Optics Launches 16 DWDM Access Transport Platform

Novera Optics introduced a DWDM fiber-to-the-x (FTTx) optical access transport platform that utilizes identical colorless Gigabit Ethernet DWDM optical transceivers to deliver 20 Gbps of symmetrical bandwidth over a single feeder fiber. Based on Novera Optics' "Lambda-PON" automatic wavelength-locking technology, the new TurboLIGHT16 platform eliminates the need for expensive wavelength-specific optical network units (ONUs). It carries 16 1.25-Gbps bidirectional data streams using 32 independent wavelengths. In addition, the system provides the flexibility of mixed-mode capabilities, allowing transport at different bit rates (125 Mbps to 1.25 Gbps) on the same platform. Novera's existing "SpeedLIGHT" modules provide a bit rate of 125 Mbps.

TurboLIGHT16 is being offered in both modular form for integration by system vendors and in complete system form for plug-and-play use by telecom carriers deploying FTTx broadband access technologies, for which it greatly reduces capital equipment costs and operating expenses. The product will be available in Q4 of 2006.

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