Finisar has introduced Flextune, a new hardware configurable feature for wavelength-tunable optical transceivers. The Flextune feature significantly simplifies deployment of DWDM transceivers in Remote PHY access networks constructed by cable multiple system operators (MSOs).
FTTx/Access Network Equipment
Optical access equipment specialist Adtran has expanded its software-defined access (SD-Access) portfolio with an environmentally sealed and compact 10G-EPON virtual remote optical line terminal (R-OLT) unit.
Aimed at cable operators looking to upgrade their networks with fibre to the home and distributed access architectures (DAA), these new elements make it possible for them to implement the latest technologies, while seamlessly integrating into their existing DOCSIS back office provisioning and operational systems.
Broadband equipment supplier Keymile has introduced MileGate 3510, a high-density GPON optical line terminal (OLT) that supports up to 12,2288 residential and business subscribers from a single platform. Taking advantage of the high scalability of the point-to-multipoint architecture of passive optical networks, the new platform is ideal for developing more cost-efficient fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) and building (FTTB) network infrastructure, the company claims.
Sumitomo Electric Lightwave (SEL), part of the Sumitomo Electric Industries Group, has announced the T400S active clad alignment fusion splicer. The new splicer has been designed to provide one machine that accomplishes all FTTx splicing activities in the field.
Providing consistent and quality low loss splicing, the new instrument has a new, simplified user interface. It is compatible with SEL’s Lynx2 splice-on connecter, offering an economical choice for reliable deployments in the access network.
Broadband and video systems specialist Teleste has worked with Iskratel to develop a proof of concept solution for the delivery of triple-play services that combines Iskratel’s GPON hardware with Teleste’s DOCSIS-based mini-CMTS (cable modem termination system), called the DOCSIS Access Hub (DAH).
John Guest Ltd prides itself on being at the forefront of innovative tube and piping connection technology. John Guest push-fit fittings have been specially designed for the telecommunications market, for use in local loop, network and customer box applications. The extensive range of push-fit connectors is available to cover both blown fibre and cable pressurisation systems.
Founded in 1988, HellermannTyton Data Ltd is an established leader in the design, development and manufacture of innovative network infrastructure solutions for both LAN and WAN environments. The company offers a broad range of quality, high performance structured cabling products including Deca10, the Category 6A solution; the unique pre-terminated, ‘plug & play’ RapidNet™ system; iD DCIM; and a full range of market leading closures for Broadband applications incorporating the patented Cablelok™ mechanical seal.
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.
Broadband equipment developer Calix has announced AXOS Sandbox, a virtual environment that makes it easier for service providers to introduce new services by eliminating the need for them to set up and test physical systems in their labs.
Fremco, a specialist in the design and production of fibre blowing machines, has introduced a fully automatic portable fibre blowing machine with a unique double-protection system for blown fibre units.
Typically, 10–15 per cent of blown fibres are scrapped during the installation process, which is expensive and time-consuming. With the new Fremco Nanoflow there will be considerably less damage and frustration when installing enhanced performance fibre units (EPFU), the company claims.
Oleg Khaykin, CEO of Viavi Solutions, speaks candidly to Fibre Systems about how to compete in the challenging world of communications test and measurement
Hao Dong describes how innovative optical fibres and cabling could provide substantial benefits for connecting data centres across a wide range of distances
Richard Ednay considers whether fibre characterisation needs to be modified to suit modern optical communication systems that are likely to include coherent transmission
ECOC is the place to be to discover the latest technological and commercial innovations in optical components and networks. Here we highlight some of the exhibitors and events taking place in the exhibition hall.