Product News: Communication Systems & Equipment

WDP Passive Multiplexers do not need new fiber optic channels.

Press Release Summary:

Feb 01, 2017 -

Addressing optical applications not compatible with active WDM technology, FiberPlex WDP Passive Multiplexers recover large portion of 400,000 GHz fiber optic cable. Product multiplexes 8 or 16 data channels onto pair of singlemode fiber by dividing into wavelengths. Suitable in campuses, data centers, telecoms and broadcast facilities. Product has virtually no bandwidth limitations due to its passive nature.

FiberPlex Technologies, LLC - Annapolis Junction, MD

Original Press Release

FiberPlex Introduces Passive Multiplexer Line for Analog Optical Applications

Press release date: Jan 26, 2017

FiberPlex’s new WDP, shown on each end of the green arrow connecting two campuses, multiplexes additional channels onto an already existing fiber infrastructure, saving the cost of adding new optical cabling for analog optical applications.

FiberPlex Technologies now offers a full spectrum of options for utilizing unused capacity on existing fiber optic links with the introduction of its WDP passive wavelength division multiplexers.

Known for its innovative approach to active wavelength division multiplexing (WDM), FiberPlex recently introduced its new line of passive multiplexers to address analog optical applications not compatible with active WDM technology. “RF, antenna, SATCOM and other optical signals that are analog in nature cannot be combined using an active wavelength division multiplexer such as our WDM16, which uses SFP modules. We introduced the WDP passive line to address those needs,” explains FiberPlex CEO Buddy Oliver.

With this, FiberPlex rounds out its multiplexer offering for recovering a large portion of the 400,000 Gigahertz fiber optic cable that would otherwise go unused, providing additional capacity over existing singlemode fiber optic lines in campuses, data centers, telecoms and broadcast facilities.

Its WDP multiplexes 8 or 16 data channels, depending on model, onto a pair of singlemode fiber by dividing them into wavelengths. Each channel is transmitted at different light waves and passively combined into a single a fiber pair. Due to its completely passive nature, the WDP models have virtually no bandwidth limitations.

By multiplexing additional channels onto an already existing fiber infrastructure, FiberPlex multiplexers effectively eliminate having to install new fiber optic cabling and all the associated labor and conduit expenses and downtime to yield the same capacity gain.

Whereas FiberPlex’s WDM active multiplexers “actively” tune to whatever wavelengths are required and use changeable SFP digital interfaces, its new WDP passive multiplexers provide fixed wavelengths unique to device or system. FiberPlex’s WDP passive and WDM active wavelength multiplexers come in 8 channel and 16 channel models.

Optical fiber communication is becoming increasingly popular due to the large bandwidth capacity, high transference rate, and security-related characteristics of fiber optics.

In addition to multiplexers, FiberPlex makes a full line of SFP modules for interfacing and converting to fiber optic communications, from serial data (EIA530, RS422, RS232, V.35) and telecom (POTS, ISDN, T1/E1, T3/E3, STS1, E&M, Avaya) to multichannel audio (MADI, Dante) and video (RS170, 3G-SDI, HDMI). FiberPlex specializes in high-demand environments, including SCIF and Tempest environments.

About FiberPlex Technologies, LLC (www.fiberplex.com)

FiberPlex Technologies, LLC is the global leader in secure digital communications. The FiberPlex brand has been engineering, manufacturing and delivering secure fiber solutions to the U.S. Government for over a quarter of a century and shares that expertise with commercial and international markets. As experts in the industry, we assist all manner of agencies, businesses, campuses, broadcasters and live production firms on how to leverage technology to solve complex communication and security problems. In addition to a complete line of off-the-shelf products, FiberPlex creates custom products for clients quickly and efficiently, making them available as “off-the-shelf” – reducing procurement headaches.