Thunder Bay, ON -Â Mr. Bob Chomycz, President and CEO of Telecom Engineering, Inc. wishes to announce the TIP Optical Amplifier Protection Switch, (Patent Pending), as a new addition to their product line.
The TIP Optical Amplifier Protection Switch is the first of its kind in the telecommunication industry. Using the latest in optical switching technology, the TIP Optical Amplifier Protection Switch provides 1:N protection for optical amplifiers.
An important application of this switch is in folded ring or linear SONET systems with optical amplifiers. Without optical amplifier protection, an amplifier failure may result in lost traffic and considerable down time. The TIP Optical Amplifier Protection Switch switches fibers to the protection amplifier in less than 50 milliseconds.
The protection switch is designed to work with existing optical amplifiers, in either the 1310 or 1550 windows and is protocol independent. It also offers the capability of producing a maintenance window for the protected amplifiers.
The TIP 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.
“The TIP Optical Amplifier Protection Switch is a great addition to our product line,” says Mr. Chomycz. “We are now able to offer our clients a protected optical amplifier system for their fiber networks.”