Nevion intros optical conversion gear at IBC

Nevion will unveil a new suite of optical conversion solutions at IBC (stand 8.B70). Underscoring its commitment to optical networking innovation, the new modules are designed for multiple functionality and scalability, lowering the costs of optical fiber capacity.

“Innovative engineering enabled Nevion to create Flashlink, a product family long known for its reliability, small form factors and low power requirements,” says Svein Håvard Haugen, director of engineering, Nevion. “Once again, we’ve applied design ingenuity to create optical modules that can expand as customers’ needs grow and feature more functionality, including upgrade ports and SFPs, into the same space-saving modules.”

Nevion debuts new Flashlink active and passive optical modules—the WOC series—that provide highly protected and cost efficient CWDM protection. Offered within new and improved enclosures, the series supports Nevion’s continued commitment to optical solutions with a passive wideband optical splitter available in 50/50 or 90/10-split ratio, and an active wideband 2×2 optical redundancy switch with tally output.

A new high performance CWDM system (CWDM1-8/CWDM9-16) based on eight-channel optical filters gives broadcasters the ability to scale as needed through an upgrade port, supporting up to 16 channels of bidirectional traffic on the same fiber. Equipped with long haul specifications, the filters provide a cost-efficient alternative to Nevion’s 18-channel CWDM filter when fewer channels are needed. Wavelengths are chosen according to the ITU-T G.694.2 standard to ensure maximum interoperability.

Used as a stand-alone filter or within an N-Box—Flashlink’s ultra-compact and rugged Flashlink housing, Nevion’s new 18-channel, bidirectional optical CWDM filter (CWDM18) can function as a multiplexer or de-multiplexer, and occupies one Flashlink slot.

Nevion’s next-generation Flashlink Compact 2 packs tremendous functionality and state-of-the-art features into a compact 1RU frame.

With higher channel count, and SFPs and BNCs on opposite sides of the chassis, Flashlink 2 provides 36 channels supported by multiple electrical-to-optical and optical-to-electrical conversion. It joins Nevion’s Sublime optical series and multiple optical conversion solutions with a router core for the most feature-packed multi-channel conversion in the industry today. Like its predecessor, Flashlink Compact 2 offers tremendous value and low resource requirements for long-term cost savings.

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