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Optical Networking

Data Connect Enterprise offers Optical Networking Products
From Coastcom, Cisco,  Lucent, Canoga Perkins, Nortel, and Others

Please contact us 301-924-7400

Definition

Optical networks are high-capacity telecommunications networks based on optical technologies and components that provide routing, grooming, and restoration at the wavelength level as well as wavelength-based services.

Overview

As networks face increasing bandwidth demand and diminishing fiber availability, network providers are moving towards a crucial milestone in network evolution: the optical network. Optical networks, based on the emergence of the optical layer in transport networks, provide higher capacity and reduced costs for new applications such as the Internet, video and multimedia interaction, and advanced digital services.

Wavelength Add/Drop Multiplexers

The first element to be integrated into the optical network is the optical multiplexer. The multiplexer combines multiple wavelengths onto a single fiber, which allows all the signals to be routed along the same fiber. The initial application for multiplexers has been to increase capacity on existing fiber routes without adding more fiber, but they will serve as entry points to the optical layer in many more aspects, including add/drop multiplexers and optical cross-connects.

Wavelength Switches

The ability to switch individual wavelengths is crucial to maximizing the capacity and efficiency of optical networks. A wavelength switch provides functionality similar to an electrical switch by routing an incoming wavelength to a variety of physical output ports.

Wavelength Converters

The final element in optical networks is the wavelength converter, which converts an incoming signal's wavelength to a different outgoing wavelength, entirely in the optical domain. This will allow the network traffic to be groomed to optimize for traffic patterns or network architecture.

Future

Continued advancements in optical technology promise continued change as the optical network evolves to the ultimate goal of end-to-end wavelength services.

The impact of the new optical layer in the telecommunications network is astounding. It can be measured in two ways—economic impact and carriers' ability to offer new services. Optical-layer technology will increase network capacity, allowing network providers to transport more than 40 times the traffic on the same fiber infrastructure. That will ultimately lead to lower prices, and competition in the local exchange (as a result of the Telecommunications Reform Act of 1996) will ensure that bandwidth becomes more affordable.

Consumers will have access to new high-bandwidth services made possible by the increased capacity afforded by the optical layer. Services such as videoconferencing to the desktop (or home), and high-speed video imaging, will become commonplace because they will be technologically and economically feasible.

Optical Products

Adtran
 
Adtran TOTAL ACCESS OPTI-3
 
Canoga Perkins
 
Canoga Perkins UCS 1040 1050 Universal Chassis System
Canoga Perkins UCS 1000 Universal Chassis System Technolgy Platform
Canoga Perkins UCS 1001 Universal Chassis System Technolgy Platform
Canoga Perkins 6703 CWDM Transponder
Canoga Perkins L600 Series Fiber Optic Transponder
Canoga Perkins L650 Series / 6001 Fiber Singlers
Canoga Perkins 6002 6003 6004 2/3/4 Channel WWDM
Canoga Perkins 8829 10BaseT UTP to Fiber Converter
Canoga Perkins WA2 Wavelength Division Mux
Canoga Perkins 6702 CWDM Transponder
Canoga Perkins UCS MIL 1001 Universal Chassis System Technolgy Platform
Canoga Perkins 6600 Fiber Savers
Canoga Perkins 9101 EdgeAccess LAN Chassis
Canoga Perkins UCS MIL 1000 Universal Chassis System Technolgy Platform
Canoga Perkins 6703 CWDM Transponder
Canoga Perkins 6004 6008 4 and 8 Channel CWDM
Canoga Perkins OADM Drop and Continue or Drop and Insert Multiplexer
Canoga Perkins 6702 CWDM Transponder
Canoga Perkins 2346 T-3 DS-3 Fiber Optic Modem
Canoga Perkins L600 Series Fiber Optic Transponder
Canoga Perkins 6002 6003 6004 2/3/4 Channel WWDM
Canoga Perkins OADM Drop and Continue or Drop and Insert Multiplexer
Canoga Perkins 6150 fiberXpander 4 Channel CWDM System
Canoga Perkins 2346 T3 DS3 T-3 DS-3 Fiber Optic Modem
Canoga Perkins L322 Fiber to Fast Ethernet Converter
Canoga Perkins L342 Managed Gigabit Fiber Channel Extender
Canoga Perkins L332 Gigabit Fiber Optic Ethernet Media Converter Modem
Canoga Perkins L351 10/100 BaseT Ethernet Service Unit
 
Coastcom
 
R428 Optical voice & data multiplexer: ideal for OC-3/STM-1 ADM connections; international gateway; medium-large deployments
R410 Optical data cross-connect: fiber-to-copper networks (OC-3/STM-1 to DS1/E1); international gateway; medium-large deployments
R930 Single fiber multiplexer: ideal for maximizing fiber infrastructures; small-medium deployments
 
RAD
 
RAD AMC-1 Media Converters
RAD AMC-102 High Speed Media Converter and Repeater 
RAD Optimux-T3, Optimux-T3L Multiple E1 or T1 PDH Fiber Multiplexers
RAD Optimux-XLE1/XLT1 Multiservice PDH Fiber Multiplexer
RAD FOMi-E3, FOMi-T3 E3, T3 and HSSI Manageable Fiber Optic Modems
RAD FOM-E3/ETH, FOM-T3/ETH 10/100BaseT Ethernet over E3/T3 Fiber Optic Modems
RAD AMC-102 High Speed Media Converter and Repeater 
RAD ACE-101 ATM Termination Network Concentrator
RAD FOM-T3 Fiber Optic Modem

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