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The BWDM capability was originally introduced in May, 2002 for Metrobility's 100Mbps products.
As a pioneer in launching new technologies for optical Ethernet, we believe that many businesses will choose this BWDM solution as a cost effective alternative to installing additional fiber, especially for broadband applications between buildings or in the metro access.
The BWDM Interface converts electrical signals to wavelengths on a single strand of fiber, and provides a manageable, cost effective solution to achieve distances up to 20km.
The BWDM capability is being offered on selected models in Metrobility's 100Mbps Radiance product line.
We believe that many businesses will choose this BWDM solution as a cost effective alternative to installing additional fiber, especially between buildings," said Alex Saunders, president and CEO of Metrobility Optical Systems.
Metrobility is currently shipping its complete line of BWDM
interface and metro access products for Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, and T3/E3.
BWDM technology is particularly important in next-generation metropolitan area optical networking design as it enables multiplexing of bands (typically 4-8 channels) spaced at 100 GHz or 50 GHz, thereby improving performance and reducing the overall networking costs.
Oplink's unique technical competencies, including thin film filter technologies are especially well-suited for BWDM components, due to performance, reliability, flexibility and capability of producing wide pass bands with high isolation of neighboring bands," said Dr.
The development of BWDM products is a very good example of how Oplink's custom design and packaging capabilities led to quick turn from prototype to volume manufacturing thereby adding value to and enabling our customers to get to market faster.