Optical Amplifier Protection Switch

Using the latest in optical fiber switching technology, the Optical Amplifier Protection Switch provides 1:2 protection for 1 or 2 optical amplifiers (eastbound and westbound) at any location in the fiber span. Protection switching of fibers to the hot standby amplifier is accomplished in less than 50 ms.

The Optical Amplifier Protection Switch is 1-RMU (1.75″) in height, is able to mount in either a 19″ or 23″ telecommunication rack and requires 48 vdc power (A & B Feed).

  • Provides 1:2 protection for optical amplifiers
  • Switches fibers in less than 50 milliseconds
  • Works with existing optical amplifiers in either the 1310 or 1550 bandwidthsli>Fully transparent at all data rates and protocols
  • Protocol independent
  • Requires 1 RMU shelf spacing
  • Mounts in 19" or 23" rack
  • Folded SONET/SDH rings
  • Non Cable Diverse Linear SONET/SDH System
  • 1- RMU Shelf Unit
  • 3 Year Warranty

Specifications

Center Wavelength 1310 nm or 1550 nm
Insertion Loss less than 2 dB
Typical IR Normal Condition 0.7 dB @ 1550 nm
Typical IR Alarm Condition 1.3 dB @ 1550 nm
Return Loss 55 dB
Maximum Optical Input Power 300 mW (+ 25 dBm)
Switching Time less than 50 ms
Power Supply -48 Vdc
Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.21" x 9.37" x 1.72"
Operating Temperature 0 to 50Ëš C

Ordering Information

Part Number: TAPS - Center Wavelength - Connector Type Center Wavelength
  • 1310 1310 nm Center Wavelength
  • 1550 1550 nm Center Wavelength
Connector Type
  • FCU Ultra Polish FC
  • SCU Ultra Polish SC
  • FCA Angled Polish FC
  • SCA Angled Polish SC
  • LCU Ultra Polish LC
Compatibility
  • Non-Cisco Compatible
  • C Cisco compatible
  • S Special
Example Part Number:
  • TAPS - 1550 - FCU