18 March 2010


Oclaro adds XTLS 4x1 50 GHz wavelength selective switch to product portfolio

Provider of optical components, modules and subsystems Oclaro Inc of San Jose, CA, USA has announced the addition of an XTLS 4x1 50 GHz wavelength selective switch (WSS) to its product portfolio.

Oclaro says that the new module complements its existing 2x1 and 9x1 50 GHz WSS family to fit a broadening spectrum of ROADM applications.  By employing 50 GHz, WSS customers are able to double the switching capacity of their networking systems in a flexible and cost effective manner, adds the firm.

"We are seeing an increased demand for 50 GHz spacing WSS products to support higher capacity optical networking systems," said Dr Krishna Bala, executive vice president of Oclaro's WSS Division.  "By exploiting a common optical platform we can satisfy our customers' requirements for different granularities of WSS at both 50 GHz and 100 GHz spacing."

Last December, Oclaro acquired WSS provider Xtellus Inc of Denville, NJ, USA.

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Oclaro acquires wavelength selective switch firm Xtellus

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