Press Releases

Anritsu Corporation has released the latest firmware for its Network Master Pro MT1000 portable handheld tester for evaluating the transmission quality of different communications networks operating at speeds from 10Mb/s to 100Gb/s. The company says that this now makes it the ‘world’s smallest-in-class’ handheld tester supporting 100Gb/s with eCPRI/RoE and high-accuracy delay measurement functions.

Panduit Europe has launched a new range of fibre optic cassettes with universal polarity, thereby eliminating the need to deploy different cassettes or patch cords to maintain proper transmit-to-receiver continuity throughout a system.

The internal wiring of universal cassettes allows for use of a single cassette and patch cord on each end of a traditional cassette-trunk-cassette link. The cassettes are available in the HD Flex system, QuickNet MTP system, and QuickNet SFQ Series MTP system, enabling deployment in various applications.

Optelian has introduced the MPX-9103 100G hardened (OSP compliant) muxponder, which is designed for 5G upgrades, remote business services access and fibre deep architectures where 10G service growth is paramount.

CommScope has demonstrated augmented reality (AR) capabilities with its imVision automated infrastructure management solution which will soon allow customers to ‘see into their local area networks.

ADVA’s FSP 150 ProNID range of network edge devices now features zero touch provisioning.

By removing the need for manual intervention in the provisioning, testing and activation of demarcation equipment, the company says it is dramatically simplifying how communications service providers configure the network edge.

AFL has launched the LightLink 550 optical splicing and distribution enclosure (LL-550), a compact wall-mounted enclosure that builds upon the success of its larger counterpart, the LightLink 580, by providing similar patching and splicing capability but in a smaller form factor.

The LL-550 is useful for business service hand-offs, MDU distribution and connectivity, cellular backhaul and other commercial services that require weather-proof field connectivity, but may have size constraints due to crowded cabinets, telco closets or other congested mounting surfaces.

Keysight Technologies’ Ixia Solutions Group has launched the iBypass DUO next generation bypass switch. Providing two management ports, the iBypass DUO offers 10G and 1G support, allowing network security teams to switch inline security tools in and out of network without bringing down the network or creating a point of failure.

The latest addition to AFL’s MicroCore cable family is the Ultra HD MicroCore, which uses SpiderWeb Ribbon (SWR) technology.

The new cable supports high fibre density deployments in data centre and central office installation environments and is designed to optimise splicing efficiency when interconnected with the company’s Wrapping Tube Cable (WTC), a fibre optic cable that AFL says provides the smallest cable diameter and lowest weight, high-fibre count ribbon cable in the industry.

Adolite launched and demonstrated at OFC 2018, its new technology to help providers keep up with accelerating data growth. The company’s patent-pending process replaces embedded fibre with polymer, which it says will deliver sophisticated, high-performance optical transceivers, active optical cable (AOC) and on-board optics (OBO) — at 100G, 400G and beyond.

Finisar has introduced a 100G serial FR transceiver in the popular QSFP28 form factor for inter-data centre, transport and router applications with 2km reaches.

Previewing at the recent OFC conference and exhibition in San Diego, the module leverages a standard 4x25G electrical interface, so that it plugs into standard QSFP28 slots, but employs just one serial 100G PAM4 optical channel. Once deployed in sufficient volume, it is expected to replace existing 100G QSFP28 CWDM4 modules. The company also plans to introduce a 500m DR version of this module.

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