NeoPhotonics Takes ROADMs Multicast
The NeoPhotonics Multicast Switch is intended to build on current ROADM technology to enable next-generation “colorless, directionless and contentionless”, or CDC, networks. For example, in a CDC network, the NeoPhotonics Multicast Switch can be coupled with a Wavelength Selective Switch (WSS), which together are designed to direct any wavelength to any port (colorless), accept input wavelength channels from multiple directions (directionless), and be able to drop two identical wavelengths from different directions through the same switch (contentionless). This switching flexibility is intended to improve the efficiency and flexibility of telecommunications networks while reducing overall deployment costs.
“We are excited to introduce our Multicast Switch and we believe that it can play a critical role in enabling more flexible and efficient ROADM systems,” said Tim Jenks, CEO of NeoPhotonics. “The Multicast Switch is another NeoPhotonics product that takes advantage of our photonic integration technology by integrating more than 200 optical elements, and is made possible by our years of experience developing and producing increasingly complex photonic integrated circuits.”
NeoPhotonics Corp. (NYSE: NPTN)