LightGAIN ‘s advantages stem from its building-block architecture. Optical network functions and system intelligence are packaged in standard plug and play modules. As a result, network designs are quickly and easily configured for any application. Systems grow and evolve seamlessly as new functional modules are introduced.
Excellence in Network Design
Optelian's network engineers, experienced both in the field and with product development, use advanced engineering tools to create optimized system designs that:
- Meet network operators' functional requirements
- Provide the optical characteristics required by the application
- Provide the best value for the requirements
- Are simple to implement
- Work as expected when installed
Muxponders aggregate multiple low-speed signals to one high speed signal to add capacity to optical systems.
Regenerator/Transponder modules are multi-use. They can be configured as either regenerators or transponders. As regenerators, they extend reach. As transponders they convert to a desired wavelength and also convert from multi-mode to single mode and from electrical to optical.
A wide variety of SFPs and XFPs are available for use in LightGAIN or other systems.
Multiplexers include a wide variety of DWDM, CWDM, and WDM mux, demux, and add/drop modules as well as splitters and circulators.
ROADMs perform remote wavelength provisioning. Optical Channel Monitors (OCMs) continuously monitor the optical power levels on all DWDM wavelengths carried on a fiber. Together they automatically balance optical power levels.
Amplification and dispersion compensation modules (DCMs) are used to implement long haul networks and overcome insertion loss in DWDM systems.
Protection Switching modules detect a loss of optical signal and automatically switch from the working to the protection path.
Network reliability and quality of service are assured with LightGAIN's Management capabilities. Network management software provides an easy-to-use graphical interface for network-wide provisioning and monitoring. A management card in each shelf manages all the cards in that shelf and can connect to other shelves in the same rack or in-band to other shelves in remote locations. An Optical Service Channel (OSC) is available to pass management reports and commands through a geographically distributed network.
A variety of Mounting shelves are available to support different applications. Connectivity kits and connector inspector tools ease installation.