Polatis, Inc.

Huber+Suhner Polatis

Huber+Suhner company Polatis (booth 2239) is a supplier of high-performance dynamic all-optical circuit switches for software-defined network provisioning, protection, monitoring, reconfiguration and test. Its reliable, field-proven DirectLight optical switch technology powers more than 2000 systems in-service worldwide and forms the industry’s broadest range of transparent, bidirectional, dark fibre optical circuit switches from 4x4 to 384x384 ports.

SUPPLIER

HUBER+SUHNER

For many years, HUBER+SUHNER products, systems and services have made a significant contribution to the expansion and development of global mobile communications, fixed networks and data centre infrastructure. High-quality components and customer-specific solutions have guaranteed perfectly functioning connections whether electrical, optical or wireless.

NEWS

HUBER+SUHNER acquires optical switch maker Polatis

On 30 May 2016 HUBER+SUHNER signed the contracts to take over Polatis, a developer of all-optical network switches, for an undisclosed sum.

Polatis’ technology enables huge data streams to be managed speedily, efficiently and securely, which in turn enables improved capacity utilisation in data centres and advanced data management in large telecom networks. Both applications are strategic growth areas of HUBER+SUHNER, the company says.

PRODUCT

Polatis introduces 48-fiber single-sided optical switch

All-optical switch specialist Polatis has announced general availability of its new 48-fiber Series 6000 optical switching module (OSM).

The 48xCC OSM is a fully non-blocking, single sided all-optical 48-fiber matrix switch that is designed for ‘any-to-any’ port connectivity, enabling programmable interconnection architectures not possible with traditional symmetric NxN switch matrices.

The module has been designed specifically for OEM integration with network equipment, fibre management systems and test and measurement tools.

PRODUCT

Polatis unveils 6000n all-optical protection services switch

All-optical switch specialist Polatis has launched the Polatis 6000n Protection Services Switch (PSS) for protection against fibre layer network failure. The PSS is designed to be a compact and cost-effective alternative to the 1+1 protection switch modules used in multiservice provisioning platforms to create redundant network paths for wavelength and dark fibre services.

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