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VeEX announces new products for multi-fibre testing at ECOC

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VeEX announced a number of new products at the recent ECOC exhibition, including the OX-MPO-12 optical switch. This is a compact, 12-fibre optical switch designed to operate with the company’s OTDRs via USB interface. It is optimised for high-density fibre test applications where MPO/MTP or ribbon cables need to be tested using an OTDR equipped with a single-fibre output.

In addition, visitors were able to see the new RXT-4114 CWDM OTDR module. This product was developed for the RXT platform and is a field-portable OTDR, supporting all 18 ITU-T defined CWDM wavelengths with up to 500,000 data sampling points and 3cm resolution. The increased sampling resolution offers improved network characterisation and end-to-end connectivity measurement.

The company also added new features or test modules to some of the existing fibre and transport products being displayed, including a full duplex, digital talk-set for the FX100 bi-directional optical loss test set, WaveID for all CWDM/DWDM wavelengths on the FX86/FX87 laser sources and the new RXT-3400 multi-service test module for the RXT platform for Ethernet, transport and sync applications up to 16Gb/s.

Mike Venter, VP product development, fiber optics at VeEX commented: ‘We are witnessing a sharp increase in multi-fibre testing in data centres including a resurgence of CWDM technology in metro and fibre deep networks. The product announcements at ECOC are in response to these industry trends and we are very pleased to make these introductions in a timely manner to meet these demands.’

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