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July 16, 2002
PARIS -- Alcatel Optronics (Paris: CGO and NASDAQ: ALAO), a world leader in optoelectronic components for telecommunications systems, today introduced a new, addressable DWDM optical amplifier family. Thanks to a standardized electronics interface, the Alcatel 1901 OAE and Alcatel 1904 OAE Erbium doped fiber amplifiers can be easily interconnected with other devices, allowing remote configuration and monitoring. These new DWDM amplifiers will speed up new optical systems’ time to market, simplify existing system upgrades, increase flexibility and reduce operating and maintenance costs.To improve the management of optical telecommunication systems, it is necessary for devices to communicate. Alcatel Optronics has fully integrated the industry standard I2C™ interface bus into its optical amplifiers. Each device has a unique address allowing amplifiers to be remotely controlled. Key parameters such as power, gain, and pump current can be monitored and adjusted without on-site intervention. Managing inventory, responding to warning alarms and equipment testing can be achieved remotely, making network management much more efficient.“This new DWDM optical amplifier family brings more flexibility for system implementation to our customers and, as a primary advantage for operators, reduces system operating costs. By offering remote dynamic management, it simplifies system design and operation,” explained Philippe Bregi, Chief Operating Officer of Alcatel Optronics. “The use of a standard interface and protocol guarantees that system upgrades can be completed in an efficient, timely and cost effective way. By launching these new products which enhances our sub-systems offering with electronics, we are moving ahead in our strategy of more integration and ease-of-use for our customers.”Alcatel Optronics
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