Monday, February 18, 2008

JDSU Releases Mini Wavelength Selective Switch (WSS)

JDSU released a new wavelength selective switch (WSS) product designed as a low cost solution for traffic management in the metro and access areas of dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) networks.

The new Mini WSS, which is half the size of typical WSS offerings, provides colorless switching, or the ability to direct wavelengths from and to any port. It is scalable from 1X2 to 1X9 applications.

The WSS switching technology is one of JDSU's three ROADM-enabling technologies. In addition, JDSU offers planar lightwave circuit (PLC) and wavelength blocker technology to address various market needs.

In the second quarter of fiscal year 2008 (October through December, 2007), JDSU shipped 2,500 ROADMs.

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