Optisphere Releases OADM

RESTON, Va. -- Optisphere Networks, a subsidiary of Siemens Information and Communication Networks Inc., has introduced a new, all-optical, add/drop multiplexer (OADM) for its long-haul dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) system. Optisphere’s new OADM was built in close partnership with JDS Uniphase Corporation, capitalizing on the company’s design strength at the component and module level.

The latest version of Optisphere’s long-haul DWDM system can transport 160 wavelength channels at 10 Gbit/s; the next version of the system will offer 80 channels at 40 Gbit/s each. Configurability of photonic networks is a function of the network elements of OADMs and optical cross-connects (OXC). Dynamic configurability increases network flexibility, response time and ultimately reduces cost.

Telecom_Guy 12/4/2012 | 8:41:41 PM
re: Optisphere Releases OADM Ok you can put on some sheeps clothing, but I still see the wolf. I thought Optisphere was all Siemens people. They just spun off that division. Just like Lucent is spinning off Agere. I think optisphere is still run by the same old fogies from Siemens. I believe Siemens also has the same products in their own web site. Hey if it's a spin off, then let them totally separate. Don't just partly spin off. And why is it that they are always speaking German? hmmmmmm makes you think huh.
coolhand 12/4/2012 | 8:41:38 PM
re: Optisphere Releases OADM Telecom Guy,,,

I would agree, the head wrench over there is a guy named Spielvogel - directly from the mother lode.

Another offshore company coming in an setting up a mouthpiece sales and marketing org.

Good luck to the folks who work there....
Rugger 12/4/2012 | 8:41:36 PM
re: Optisphere Releases OADM Every guy (that I saw) in the Optishere booth was originally from Siemens.
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