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Intel Silicon Photonics 100G optical transceivers

Created May 25, 2017

Intel Silicon Photonics optical transceivers enable data centres to cost-effectively deploy 100 Gigabit per second solutions.

The 100G CWDM4 (Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing 4-lane) QSFP28 optical transceiver is a small form-factor, high-speed, and low power consumption product, targeted for use in optical interconnects for data communications applications. The high bandwidth module supports 100GbE optical links over single-mode fibre. It features up to 2km reach on duplex single-mode fibre, with high speed and low-power consumption, and is designed to be compliant with 100G CWDM4 and CLR4 MSA, QSFP28, and CAUI-4 specifications.



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Gamm-Bud showcase Dragon Jet

Created May 24, 2017

After more than a year of R&D, Gamm-Bud has announced the launch of a digital recorder to work with its flagship product, the Blue Dragon Jet standard blower.

The Dragon Brain recorder is able to record across a range of parameters, such as pressure in the duct, pneumatic pressure on engines, the length of blown cable, blowing speed, ambient temperature, relative humidity, and GPS location. Ability to save PDF files and to create a protocol with a graph



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FTTH solutions from HellermannTyton

Created May 23, 2017

HellermannTyton have designed a range of outlets, distribution boxes, customer connection points and connectorised wall boxes that, combined with the fibre splice closures, provide full end to end FTTH solutions for both new developments and existing buildings. Depending on the size of the building, be it a large or small Multi Dwelling Unit (MDU) or a Single Dwelling Unit (SDU), the range of products offers a number of options in fibre connectivity and distribution. Below are two of the latest products introduced into the company’s FTTH range.



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Vodafone select BKT Elektronik’s custom-made ODF and connectivity suite for UK exchange renewal project

Created May 23, 2017

The solution is designed from the ground up in direct response to Vodafone’s requirements for a new future-proof deployment with the added benefit of backward compatibility for installation into their legacy network. Andrew Wilson, UK and Ireland Business Development Manager at BKT explained, “As a manufacturer we were able to address a very long list of disparate future-proofing requirements that Vodafone knew from experience it was going to need; something other big names were unable to match. Working closely with Vodafone our engineering excellence and ability to quickly prototype and react have been clear winners throughout.” The result is a suite of ODF frames built to house 1U and 2U 19” mini-ODFs plus a brand new splice field. All 19” components have built-in adaptability to legacy racks such as the TEP1E and Ciena 6500.



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Testing made easy with Deviser’s AE1000

Created May 23, 2017

The AE1000 FTTx multi-function meter, by Deviser Instruments, integrates digital and analogue cable TV (RF) testing, with metallic TDR testing and optical testing, and comes with a fiberscope, OTDR, OPM, VFL and LS, providing faster, more e‑ client installations with only a single instrument.



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Rohde & Schwarz oscilloscope with integrated generator simplify debugging

Created May 22, 2017

Rohde & Schwarz claims to be the first oscilloscope manufacturer to offer an integrated arbitrary waveform and pattern generator in the “lab class”. With the generator, all R&S RTO2000 and R&S RTE oscilloscopes can deliver test signals on two analogue and eight digital channels, making it possible to test complex circuits in a minimum of space using a single instrument. Even fully automated compliance tests can be performed.



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Infinera and Canalink validate Infinite Capacity Engine over subsea cable

Created May 22, 2017

Infinera has announced a successful subsea field test with Canalink across its subsea cable. The test, conducted with the Infinera Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE4) and featuring Infinera’s fourth-generation photonic integrated circuit, demonstrated the capability to upgrade the cable capacity by a factor of 13.



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Automatic fusion splicer provides increased productivity with reduced splice cycles

Created May 22, 2017

As the world’s first fully automatic fusion splicer, Fujikura Europe’s 70S provides “great ROI for customers and increased productivity via reduced splice cycles”, the company claims.

The 70S requires only four operational steps per splice, reducing splicing time to just six seconds. The 70S is also said to be the only machine to withstand drop testing on all six sides from a height of 70cm



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NEC ups subsea transmission bar

Created May 19, 2017

NEC Corporation has announced that it has demonstrated a transmission capacity of 50.9 Terabits per second on a single optical fibre, over a distance greater than 11,000km. According to the company, this is the first time 50Tb has been achieved over 10,000km using C+L band Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers (EDFAs). Such a capacity over that distance corresponds to a record-breaking capacity distance product of 570 Pb-km (Petabit per second-kilometer).



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DarkStar Mux/Demux lifts off

Created May 19, 2017

XKL LLC, a provider of fibre optic networking systems, has launched the DarkStar Mux/Demux – Amplifier (DMD-A) optical utility appliance. The DMD-A provides a variety of filter options, including 48- or 96-channel mux/demux and 4-or 6-band combiner filter, and allows for point-to-point or east/west configurations. It also supports up to four Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers (EDFAs), depending on other installed options. XKL’s DMD-A optical appliance includes dispersion compensation and an integrated optical switch for path protection.



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