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Optics & Photonics -> Optical Transmission Equipment & Systems -> Optical Switches

Optical Switches

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

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

Polatis, Inc.    Billerica, MA 01821
Mar 02, 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.

Fiber Optic Switches are designed for test systems.

Agilent Technologies, Inc.    Santa Clara, CA 95051
Dec 09, 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.

Optical Switching Blade supports applications to 100 Gbps.

ONPATH Technologies    Marlton, NJ 08053
Mar 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.

Slotted Optical Switch features low-profile design.

Slotted Optical Switch features low-profile design.

TT electronics IRC Wirewound and Film Technologies Division    Boone, NC 28607
Oct 07, 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.

Rackmount Fiber Switch targets 10 Gb laser applications.

Rackmount Fiber Switch targets 10 Gb laser applications.

Electro Standards Laboratories    Cranston, RI 02921 3403
Aug 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.

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

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

Dicon Fiberoptics Inc.    Richmond, CA 94804
Jun 01, 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.

Slotted Optical Switch is offered in right angle package.

Slotted Optical Switch is offered in right angle package.

Optek Technology, Inc.    Carrollton, TX 75006-6905
May 04, 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.

MEMS Optical Switch uses 50 µm core fiber.

Dicon Fiberoptics Inc.    Richmond, CA 94804
Apr 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.

Fiber Optic Switch suits FTTH and PON monitoring systems.

Fiber Optic Switch suits FTTH and PON monitoring systems.

Dicon Fiberoptics Inc.    Richmond, CA 94804
Mar 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.

Optical Backbone Switch brings intelligence to network.

Alcatel-Lucent    Paris 75008  France
Jan 27, 2010 Designed to transport IP traffic, 1870 Transport Tera Switch is based on proprietary chip, which allows universal switching at 1 Tb/s of any traffic mix on single chip. Product scales as high as 4 Tb/s and is hardware-ready to support 8 Tb/s. Supporting multiple transport networking options, including Carrier Ethernet and SONET/SDH, switch offers GMPLS/ASON control plane intelligence for added-value applications such as advanced restoration, resource virtualization, and cross-layer automation.

Latching Switches are suited for optical network applications.

Polatis, Inc.    Billerica, MA 01821
Oct 01, 2008 LS, LH, and LX Series Latching Switches require zero power to maintain optical signal connection and less than 7 W of electrical power to reconfigure any path. LH series provides hitless, strictly non-blocking matrix switching, LS series provides re-arrangably non-blocking matrix switching, and LX series provides low loss, fixed express connections with ability to interrupt those connections to insert test equipment or to redirect specified paths to alternate fibers.

Switch offers non-contact interruptive object sensing.

Switch offers non-contact interruptive object sensing.

Optek Technology, Inc.    Carrollton, TX 75006-6905
Jul 28, 2008 Series OPB420 slotted optical switch has 880 nm wavelength infrared LED and phototransistor housed in right angle package that allows for opaque object to block light beam from multiple directions, including X-, Y-, and Z-axes. It features 2 Vdc reverse voltage, reverse current of 100 mA, and operating temperature range of -40 to +85°C. Electrical performance of output phototransistor is characterized at collector-emitter voltages of 24 and 30 V and power dissipation of 100 mW.

Network Optical Switch Module protects optical layer.

Polatis, Inc.    Billerica, MA 01821
Feb 28, 2008 Model N-OSM is designed for OEM integration into optical transport and switching systems. It features dedicated RS232 serial interface for matrix switch over in less than 10 msec. Module measures 16 x 16 and supports integration onto 6U card form factor. Switch is bi-directional, fully non-blocking, bit rate independent, and is available in both standard and extended packaging.

Optical Switch aids in DWDM network traffic management.

JDSU    San Jose, CA 95131
Feb 28, 2008 Nano wavelength selective switch (WSS) enables development of dense, highly integrated optical solutions able to manage traffic in DWDM networks. Along with ability to support traffic in network nodes requiring greater than 2 dimensions, optical switching solution provides colorless routing and switching, or ability to direct wavelengths in several directions. It measures 100 x 75 x 18 mm and will support network data rates for 10 GB/sec (10G) to 40G and beyond.

Optical Touch Switch comes with PhotoMOS outputs.

Panasonic Electric Works Corp. of America    New Providence, NJ 07974
Nov 19, 2007 Offering zero force replacement for mechanical push buttons, Model SUNX SW-101 features fully configurable operation indicators that provide visual feedback to operation with respect to process status. Ergonomic design allows for multiple mounting configurations to achieve optimum application coverage.

Switching Multiplexer offers 8 and 16 way MUX configurations.

Switching Multiplexer offers 8 and 16 way MUX configurations.

Pickering Interfaces    Wobum, MA 01801
Nov 05, 2007 Housed in compact 1U high form factor, Models 60-850 (single mode) and 60-851 (multimode) optical switching multiplexers are suited for use in rack mounted applications. All optical connections are provided on front panel, and include captive dust covers to protect connectors when they are not in use. LXI Class C compliant interface allows units to be remotely controlled via its Ethernet port through web browser or by programmatic interface.

Optical Liquid Level Switches offer point level detection.

Optical Liquid Level Switches offer point level detection.

Sensortechnics, Inc.    Walpole, MA 02081
Oct 29, 2007 OLP series of miniature optical liquid level switches measure the presence or absence of liquid in applications such as medical equipment, HVAC, compressors, hydraulic reservoirs, machine tools, and leak detection. They feature solid state technology with no moving parts and are available with analog, digital, as well as transistor outputs for switching currents up to 500 mA. Miniature plastic polysulphone housings provide media compatibility.

Transport Service Switch provides 5 Gbit/s operation.

Alcatel-Lucent    Paris 75008  France
Oct 18, 2007 Part of Mobile Evolution Transport Architecture, Model 1850 offers flexible backhaul to networks in transition from TDM traffic mix to packet traffic mix. Because it has modular, hybrid architecture, operators can support TDM-based mobile traffic in present mode of operation, migrate to circuit emulation over pseudowire technology, then to Ethernet backhaul, all on same chassis. Environmentally hardened design serves as mobile access transport aggregator at BTS/Node B cell site.

Latching Optical Switch has high-density, hitless design.

Polatis, Inc.    Billerica, MA 01821
Sep 24, 2007 Compact Latching Switch lets network operators tap and monitor large fiber networks without introducing significant optical impairment. Once configured, unit is capable of maintaining connected fiber paths in presence of vibration and other environmental disturbances without any electrical power or management communications. Switch provides hitless access into as many as 80 traffic fibers, enabling up to 8 simultaneous monitoring ports, for up- or down-stream inspection.

Transport Service Switches enable IP network transformation.

Alcatel-Lucent    Paris 75008  France
Jul 02, 2007 Featuring 320 Gbps switching and multi-degree reconfigurable add-drop multiplex capability, Model 1850 TSS Rel 2.0 provides transparent photonic networking, multi-degree wavelength routing, SONET MSPP functionality, and Ethernet functionality. Including chassis for Ethernet access demarcation, Model 1850 TSS-3 provides 3 Gbps switching and targets networks for Ethernet business services and hybrid mobile backhauling.

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