Optical Switches

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

EXFO Launches Agile NEMs Infrastructure Solutions for end-to-end Manufacturing Coverage

September 21, 2016

New power meter, variable attenuator and switches combining next-generation chassis and industry's unique, web-based multi-user interface ideal for network equipment manufacturers QUEBEC CITY - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX: EXF) announced today its latest agile solutions for network equipment manufacturers (NEMs), which include new power meter, variable attenuator and switches, all... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

Optical Circuit Switch provides up to 384 x 384 fiber ports.

March 7, 2016

Occupying 4 RU of rack height, Series 7000 is based on DirectLight™ optical switch technology, which achieves optimized all-band performance for optical loss, crosstalk, and back reflection. Software-defined, non-blocking all-optical matrix switch can route over 3.7 Pb/s of optical traffic, with up to 9.6 Tb/s capacity per fiber. Platform offers set of configurable value-added functions, including optical power monitoring, variable attenuation, and autonomous optical layer protection switching. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Compact Optical Switch suits non-contact switching environments.

April 1, 2015

Integrating GaAs IR LED emitter, silicon NPN phototransistor, and photosensitive receiver optimized for short distances, ITR1201SR10A/TR reflective type opto interrupter offers cut-off visible wavelength of below 700 nm. Double molding manufacturing process results in smooth surface that promotes reliability. With flat, 1.5 mm profile, reflective sensor offers stable collector current and is suited for use in printers, copiers, and scanners as well as non-contact switching environments. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

Pickering Interfaces Reaches Significant Milestone in PXI

November 18, 2014

Now Offering Over 1000 PXI Modules Munich, Germany -- Pickering Interfaces, a leading provider of modular signal switching and instrumentation, is pleased to announce a significant milestone in providing test engineers with the optimum PXI solutions for their Test & Measurement applications. The company now offers over 1000 PXI modules, ranging from their BRIC™ high density switching... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

Polatis Optical Switches Selected for UK National Dark Fibre Network

September 29, 2014

New software-defined optical network will power research and technologies for the future Internet Cambridge, UK and ECOC (Cannes) – Polatis, the performance leader in all-optical matrix switches, has been selected as the provider of optical switching for Aurora2, a new UK National Dark Fibre Infrastructure Service (NDFIS). Aurora2 is a next-generation dark fibre network that provides... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Alcatel-Lucent to Develop 100G Optical Network for Telefonica Spain

September 9, 2014

Ultra-broadband 100G technology will address ever-growing demand for network capacity in Spain fueled by increased use of video and cloud services PARIS – Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and Telefonica have today agreed to deploy a 100 Gbps (gigabits-per second) optical network throughout the north-west, eastern and southern regions of Spain. Alcatel-Lucent's... Read More

Optics & Photonics

Polatis Announces Compact, Energy Efficient, High Performance 48x48 Optical Switch at ECOC 2013

September 25, 2013

CAMBRIDGE, UK  and ANDOVER, MA — Polatis, Inc. the performance leader in all-optical switch technology, today announced that it will be launching its new Series 6000 Lite 48x48 optical switch at the European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC). The ECOC exhibition will take place on 23 to 25 September 2013 at the ExCeL ICC, London. The 48x48 optical circuit switch is the first in... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

Polatis Reports Strong Demand for High Performance Photonic Cross-Connects

March 25, 2013

ANDOVER, MA and CAMBRIDGE, UK – Polatis, Inc., the performance leader in all-optical switch technology, today reported strong and growing demand for their latest Series 6000 192x192 optical switch following the product launch at OFC/NFOEC in 2012. The company has tripled capacity at its European manufacturing plants in response to customer demand in the carrier, data center and government... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

EXFO Launches MXS-9100 MEMS Matrix Optical Switch

March 21, 2013

QUEBEC CITY - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX: EXF) announces the launch of the MXS-9100, jointly developed with  DiCon and available exclusively from EXFO. DiCon Fiberoptics' MXS-9100MEMS MxN Matrix Optical Switch is optimized for use with EXFO systems and software control, and allows any M input fibers to connect to any N output fibers in a fully non-blocking manner. Today's network... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Optics & Photonics

4-Port 10/100Base-Tx and 1-Port 100Base-Fx Ethernet Switch Supports MAC Self-Learning

March 14, 2013

Toronto, Canada - GAO Fiber Optics (www.GAOFiberOptics.com) recommends its 4-Port 10/100Base-Tx and 1-Port 100Base-Fx Ethernet Switch compliant with IEEE802.3, IEEE802.3u and IEEE802.3x standards. Utilizing STAR network topology, this Ethernet switch is an ideal option for fiber to the home (FTTH) optical fiber solutions. This 5-port fast Ethernet... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

Polatis to Demonstrate 192x192 All-Optical Switch at ECOC 2012

September 20, 2012

ANDOVER, MA and CAMBRIDGE, UK - Polatis, Inc. the performance leader in all-optical switch technology today announced that it will be demonstrating its latest Series 6000 192x192 all-optical switch for the first time in Europe during the European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) from 17 to 19 September 2012 on stand 700 at the Amsterdam RAI.<4444>The Series 6000 optical matrix switch... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

Optical Matrix Switch cross connects up to 192 x 192 fiber ports.

March 2, 2012

As fully non-blocking, all-optical, single-mode fiber cross-connect for up to 192 x 192 fiber ports, Series 6000 Optical Matrix Switch exhibits less than 1 dB typ optical loss. DirectLight® beam-stearing optical switch technology allows optical connections to be established with or without light on fiber; supports transparent, protocol-agnostic connections; and can switch bi-directional and transient signals. Modular design allows symmetric and asymmetric matrix configurations. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Fiber Optic Switches are designed for test systems.

December 9, 2011

Available for single-mode or multimode fiber-optic connections, N7731A dual 1x4 optical switch and N7734A 1x13 optical switch promote effective optical transceiver manufacturing tests as well as efficiency in optical component and cable verification. Optical switches can be used in fiber-optic test systems to automatically route optical signals or in automated test equipment to provide repeatability and promote throughput by supporting parallel measurements on multiport devices. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Optics & Photonics

Optical Switching Blade supports applications to 100 Gbps.

March 25, 2011

Designed to operate in UCS 3900 chassis, O-Blade uses 3D MEMS-based optical switch supporting 96 ports of non-blocking, any-to-any optical connectivity. Unit can be managed locally or remotely through HorizON management software. Featuring less than 5 nsec latency, O-Blade supports all optical protocols and speeds, including 16 Gbps Fibre Channel and 40 and 100 Gbps Ethernet devices. In addition, all-photonic solution optimizes connections without need to constantly perform dithering. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

Slotted Optical Switch features low-profile design.

October 7, 2010

Model OPB200 optically-triggered switch contains 890 nm infrared LED and phototransistor paired in 0.200 x 0.320 x 0.400 in. opaque plastic housing. When no object is present in slot, output phototransistor conducts current to maintain circuit, and when object enters slot, output switches to off state to interrupt circuit. Forward voltage is 1.7 V at IF of 200 mA, with reverse current of 100 µA at VR of 2 V. Operating temperature range is from -40 to +85°C. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

Rackmount Fiber Switch targets 10 Gb laser applications.

August 19, 2010

Rackmount QuickSwitch® Model 6297 Optical Multimode 3 LC Duplex A/OFFLINE/B switch with serial remote utilizes MEMS-based mirror/prism technology that supports Gigabit data rates, and allows access from single computer to any 1 of 2 separate fiber optic networks. Unit features local pushbutton control, and rear-panel DB9 female connector in switch accepts ASCII RS232 serial data commands for remote control and monitoring. Device turns to OFFLINE position before switching to A or B. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Multi-Mode Optical Switch provides port count up to 1 x 16.

June 1, 2010

Qualified to Telcordia GR-1221, Multi-Mode Optical Switch features MEMS technology and is made with multimode 50 or 62.5 µm core fiber. Unit consumes less than 700 mW of electrical power when controlled with I2C or RS-232, or 1.5 W when controlled via TTL. Packaged in 90 x 55 x 12.5 mm housing, switch withstands shock and vibration, temperature cycling, damp heat, and dry heat, making it suitable for military and avionics customers. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

Slotted Optical Switch is offered in right angle package.

May 4, 2010

OPB920xZ Series non-contact optical switches feature 890 nm wavelength infrared LED with power dissipation of 100 mW, max forward current of 40 mA and max forward voltage of 1.7 V. Reverse DC voltage is 2 V, with reverse current of 100 µA. Output Photologic® sensor features supply voltage of 18 V and power dissipation of 200 mW. Operating temperature for optical switches ranges from -40°C to +70°C. Output configurations includes TTL totem pole and TTL open collector. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

MEMS Optical Switch uses 50 µm core fiber.

April 22, 2010

Packaged in 25 x 16 x 8.5 mm housing, MEMS Optical Switch consumes less than 170 mW of electrical power and offers port counts from 1 x 2 up to 1 x 8, allowing multi-mode optical switch systems suited for military and defense applications. Port count can be controlled via TTL or I2C. Based on Telcordia GR-1221-qualified platform, switch survives shock and vibration, temperature cycling, damp heat, and dry heat. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Fiber Optic Switch suits FTTH and PON monitoring systems.

March 25, 2010

Delivering fast switching time, high port count MEMS 1x56 optical switch features internal MEMS components, which meet Telcordia GR-1221 standards. Compact switch is suited for 1xN optical switching for port sizes between 1x25 to 1x56 with single mode fiber. Optical switches with port counts up to 1x128 are also available for FTTH monitoring solutions. Read More