Kestrel Issues Optical FDM Spec
Optical FDM provides the means to efficiently combine low-speed optical tributaries onto a high-speed optical backbone. It allows service-providers to multiplex synchronous and asynchronous services onto a single wavelength. In addition, low-speed SONET/SDH signals as well as other optical signals -- e.g. asynchronous protocols, Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel -- can be efficiently combined onto a single wavelength.
Norm Swenson, Chief Technical Officer of Kestrel Solutions, said, "Optical FDM has the inherent capability to transport multiple protocols and data rates on a single wavelength output. All signals are carried transparently, eliminating concerns over interoperability, multiple restoration domains, or timing mismatches."