Wednesday, March 10, 2010

RED-C intros UltraSpan high power amplification terminal

OFC/NFOEC 2010, TEL-AVIV, ISRAEL: RED-C Optical Networks Ltd (RED-C), a leading provider of EDFAs, Raman amplifiers and optical monitoring devices for all optical network applications, today announced the launch of the High Power Amplification Terminal.

This new solution is part of the UltraSpan product family, a comprehensive portfolio of amplification equipment designed to address the challenges of ultra long repeaterless links and long spans within multi-span links.

The 3RU platform, which supports up to six hot-swappable pump laser diodes, is specifically designed for very high power Raman/ ROPA and EDFA applications, and thus complements RED-C’s existing 1RU products, which support up to three pumps. This flexible platform can be configured in any of the following configurations:

UltraSpan Raman - providing up to 2W of counter-propagating or co-propagating Raman pump power.
UltraSpan Power Booster - providing up to 28dBm output power.
UltraSpan ROPA - providing up to 2W of combined counter-propagating Raman pump power and 1480nm pump power for remote EDF pumping.

The High Power Amplification Terminal is provided as a network managed unit including SNMP v2/v3, GUI, hardware interfaces, and dual hot-swappable power and fan units allowing easy and rapid integration within existing systems. All configurations support RED-C’s unique, patented laser safety technology for Class 1M classification, and feature a standard, uniform GUI and operating procedures.

Yossi Boker, RED-C President & CEO commented: “Since its inception in 2000, RED-C has continuously introduced innovative and unique products, today offering the broadest variety of optical amplifiers solutions for standard and extreme applications. As with all UltraSpan products, the High Power Amplification Terminal can be easily deployed and interconnected within customer’s systems. It further enhances our customers’ ability to address the most challenging optical networking designs.”

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