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JDSU Unveils CWDM “Channel Checker” to SmartClass Family of Testers


Focus on Core CWDM Test and Measurement Requirements Enables Increased Field Technician Efficiency

Milpitas, Calif.– JDSU today announced the release of the OCC-55 Smart Optical Channel Checker for CWDM networks. The OCC-55 is an innovative selective power meter for CWDM applications that provides the market with a low-cost alternative to optical spectrum analyzers (OSAs). The OCC-55, developed for CWDM network installation, maintenance and surveillance teams, is specifically designed for CWDM system installation, upgrades and troubleshooting.

CWDM technology enables network operators to cost-effectively increase bandwidth on existing fiber networks to meet growing demand for IP-based triple play services.

CWDM systems are mainly being deployed in metropolitan areas where network operator customer groups are densely concentrated and can be reached within a reasonable system link span without the need of optical amplifiers. Because of this, field technicians can no longer afford to carry a sophisticated full-band OSA to every location in order to verify the presence and the power level of an individual CWDM channel. The compact and inexpensive OCC-55 meets the market requirement for a CWDM analyzer and equips every technician with the ability to check for CWDM channels.

“With the OCC-55 CWDM channel checker, our customers have, for the first time, a CWDM selective measurement tool that enables a broad range of field technicians,” said Enzo di Luigi, general manager in JDSU’s fiber optics Communications Test and Measurement business segment. “The OCC-55 has the best price-to-performance ratio on the market and advanced ease-of-use features that provide workforce efficiencies for today’s heavily burdened fiber technicians.”

The OCC-55 operates in the 1260 to 1620 nm range and deploys a USB interface (both USB host and client available with the OCC-55) that, when used in combination with the free-of-charge OFS-355 software, provides customized reports that are easily downloaded from the OCC-55 to a PC. The OCC-55 can analyze all 18 CWDM wavelengths in terms of the individual power level and then display the measurement results either in a “bar graph” or “tabular” mode.


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