20 September 2010


JDSU highlights ‘self-aware network’ technology at ECOC

JDSU of Milpitas, CA, USA is highlighting solutions from its optical communications and communications test & measurement portfolios at this week’s European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communications (ECOC) in Torino, Italy (20–22 September).

The firm’s booth includes a new theme ‘JDSU: Enabling the Self Aware Network’ that highlights key attributes of future optical networks. “A Self-Aware Network leverages a rich photonic infrastructure to automatically restore and rebalance bandwidth, optimizing network performance and lowering overall costs,” says Brandon Collings, chief technology officer for Optical Communications. “Colorless, directionless, contentionless, and gridless architectures supporting 100G and beyond will depend on JDSU expertise and innovation to maximize the value of next-generation networks,” he adds.

Highlights of JDSU’s optical communications solutions on display include:

  • Live 100G demo – including a 100G compact form pluggable (CFP) optical interface based on mature 10G technology to enable higher data rates in optical networks.
  • Enhanced tunable XFP – the latest in tunable technology that provides enhanced performance for network transmission, including increased optical output power and improved optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) performance.
  • Raman amplifier – providing extended reach that is key for 100G optical networks.
  • Transceiver portfolio – including pluggable solutions for emerging wireless and 40G applications.

Highlights of JDSU communications test and measurement products on display include:

  • Live 40–100G demos – showcasing what is claimed to be the industry’s most robust suite of 40GE/100GE/OTU3/OTU4 solutions, including JDSU’s ONT 100G test solution.
  • New multi-mode/single-mode QUAD optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR) – a powerful OTDR (available on the T-BERD/MTS-4000 platform) with high dynamic range and short dead zones, and a true loss test for the installation, turn-up and maintenance of single-mode and multimode fiber links.
  • High Resolution Dispersion Test Solution – available on the T-BERD/MTS-6000 and T-BERD/MTS-8000, an integrated solution (measures CD, PMD and attenuation) for fiber characterization of high speed metro and core networks that offers the best dispersion performance available in a field test solution.

Also, JDSU involvement during the ECOC Market Focus speaker series will include: ‘Optical Network Agility’ on the ECOC exhibition floor (21 September, 14:20), in which Collings discusses the next generation of network agility (colorless and directionless technology) and the benefits for network operators.

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