II-VI unveils node-on-a-blade platform

Created May 20, 2022
Technologies and Products

II‐VI Incorporated has unveiled its node-on-a-blade platform, a scalable, multi-degree, reconfigurable optical ROADM system. The system embeds ultrahigh-resolution telemetry, critical for high-mix wavelength services, and compact wavelength selective switch (WSS) technology for enterprise access networks.

II-VI says with the industry’s most compact WSS technology, the system saves cost by significantly reducing facility expenses. It also seamlessly supports route-and-select nodes, which are highly desirable for their operational simplicity and flexible add-drop configurations and with its ultrahigh-resolution embedded telemetry, the system can manage a high mix of wavelength services at different baud rates.

It adds that the ongoing buildout of enterprise and cloud datacentres is exponentially increasing the bandwidth requirements for optical networks and driving the demand for systems that are more efficient to deploy, operate, and scale. II-VI’s new node-on-a-blade provides such compelling benefits by utilising the industry’s leading WSS technology, high-power pump lasers, and ultrahigh-resolution wavelength telemetry.

“Our broad portfolio of optical technologies for ROADM networks is the most complete, highly differentiated, and often the first on the market,” said Dr. Richard Smart, senior vice president, ROADM Business Unit at II-VI. “This enables us to form close relationships with customers who are looking to deploy disruptive optical networking solutions.”

For more information, visit https://ii-vi.com


This article was written
by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.