Sunday, March 2, 2008

Avanex Ships 1X4 Wavelength Selective Switch (WSS)

Avanex announced the Telcordia Qualification and general availability of its "PowerRouter" 1x4 Wavelength Selective Switch (WSS). The 1x4 WSS enables the remote high-speed switching of any wavelength or any combination of wavelengths on a 100 GHz grid from any one of the input ports to the output port. The device is bi-directional so the input and output ports can be interchanged to operate in a 4x1 mode. The switching process is hitless (non-traffic affecting) and the device allows per-channel optical power balancing.