ONI Systems Introduces New Tunable Amplifiers And Dispersion Compensation Capabilities For Metro and Regional Networks.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
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Tunable Gain Amplifier And Dispersion Compensation Module
Enhance Performance for Optical Networks
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The VGA, a new module fully integrated into the ONLINE transport platform, allows optical gain to be automatically tuned to optimal values depending on network topology and configurations. Coupled with the ONLINE transport platform's real-time signaling and control mechanisms, the VGA enables dynamic, network-wide gain adjustment to maximize system optical performance within milliseconds of any network change.
The DCM is a new optical module that optically "corrects" the effect of chromatic dispersion, a property of transmission fiber that causes light pulses to smear and limits the bit-rate and transmission distance.
The introduction of VGA and DCM capabilities significantly extends the distance that OC-192/STM-64 optical signals travel before requiring regeneration. Both the VGA and DCM are targeted for metro and regional applications and enable carriers to build larger, more flexible 10 Gb/s DWDM (Dense WDM) The term given to wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) when significantly more channels were being added. Since WDM is increasingly more "dense" all the time, both terms are used synonymously. See WDM.
DWDM - wavelength division multiplexing networks at lower infrastructure cost as well as upgrade current networks from 2.5 Gbps.
"We are delighted that our optical component and optical amplifier expertise will play a role in developing these two components," said Frank Little, vice president and general manager, Optical Transport Products at Corning. "The VGA and DCM modules will help ONI deliver added value to a whole new wave of customers in the growing metropolitan market."
"ONI continues to extend its lead in optical technology with these new capabilities," said Jianhui Zhou, senior director of Product Management, ONI Systems. "The introduction of VGA and DCM reflects our proven track record of boosting carrier service capabilities while reducing carrier operating costs."
The ONLINE platform provides dynamic power management, choice of shared or dedicated optical protection schemes (O-UPSR and O-BLSR), multi-service client interfaces (Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel, OC-48 and OC-192), flexible add/drop capabilities and sub-wavelength service grooming. With the newly introduced VGA and DCM modules, the platform enables carriers to support OC-192 wavelengths to distances greater than 300 kilometers over standard fiber spans without regeneration.
About Corning Incorporated
Established in 1851, Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) creates leading-edge technologies for the fastest-growing markets of the world's economy. Corning manufactures optical fiber, cable and photonic products for the telecommunications industry; and high-performance displays and components for television, information technology and other communications-related industries. The company also uses advanced materials to manufacture products for scientific, semiconductor and environmental markets. Corning revenues for 2000 were $7.1 billion.
About ONI Systems
ONI Systems (Nasdaq:ONIS) develops, markets and sells optical networking equipment specifically designed to address bandwidth and service limitations of regional and metropolitan networks. Our products allow communication service providers to rapidly build high-capacity metro networks that are flexible, scalable and able to support multiple services on a single platform. Our products include the ONLINE11000, ONLINE9000, ONLINE7000, and ONLINE2500 transport platforms; the ONWAVE(TM) OC-48 SONET/SDH Add/Drop Multiplexer and the ONWAVE Data Multiplexer; OC-192/STM-64 (10 gigabits per second) interface, dispersion compensation module (DCM) and variable gain amplifier (VGA). The ONLINE(TM) transport platforms are complemented by our OPTX(TM) Software Suite for end-to-end wavelength and service management capabilities. The OPTX Software Suite includes the OPTX Network Designer, OPTX Management Portal, OPTX CORBA (Common Object Request Broker Architecture) A software-based interface from the Object Management Group (OMG) that allows software modules (objects) to communicate with each other no matter where they are located on a private network or the global Gateway, OPTX Network Operating System An operating system that is designed for network use. Normally, it is a complete operating system with file, task and job management; however, with some earlier products, it was a separate component that ran under the OS; for example, LAN Server required OS/2, and LANtastic required DOS. (NOS) and more, as well as the OLMP OLMP Optical Link Management Protocol (Optical Networks)
OLMP Office of Labor Management Partnership (TM) optical link management protocol suite for standards-based internetworking. For additional information about ONI and its products, visit the company Web site at www.oni.com.
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