Polatis Intros 192x192 Optical Switch
ANDOVER, Mass. and CAMBRIDGE, U.K. -- Polatis, Inc. the performance leader in all-optical switch technology, today announced its new Series 6000 Optical Matrix Switch - a fully non-blocking, all-optical singlemode fiber cross-connect for up to 192x192 fiber ports with less than 1dB typical optical loss. The Series 6000 doubles the maximum matrix size previously available from Polatis and is based on Polatis' patented DirectLight® optical switch technology, featuring leading-edge optical performance with enhanced energy efficiency and port density. The new product line will be demonstrated at the OFC/NFOEC show in Los Angeles next week. Production shipments commence in the second quarter of 2012.
The Series 6000 will be deployed across a wide number of applications ranging from secure government communications to data center virtualization, broadcast video distribution, satellite RF/optical link management, network testing and more. To satisfy these demanding applications, the Series 6000 extends the proven performance of Polatis' DirectLight® technology, including very low insertion loss, compact size, low power draw and fast switching speeds, to a larger matrix size at competitive pricing. The modular design of the Series 6000 allows both symmetric (NxN) and asymmetric (MxN) matrix configurations as well as a versatile customer-configurable option allowing any-to-any fiber connections.
“The capabilities Polatis brings to optical switching are unique and critical for defense, intelligence and secure communications applications,” said Dave Eisemann, VP of Engineering at Transformational Security, LLC, a firm providing security and engineering solutions to US government agencies along with Fortune 1000 companies.