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Omnitron dramatically increases CWDM rack space efficiency

Irvine, CA – October 13, 2008 Omnitron Systems Technology, (, a provider of fiber optic access systems for next-generation Carrier Ethernet networks, today announced the addition of new Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing (CWDM) and Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (OADM) products to its MEF certified iConverter® product family. These new modules install conveniently in any iConverter chassis alongside other iConverter products, occupy a minimal amount of rack space, and provide some of the highest port densities in the industry.

CWDM technology overlays multiple protocols/links of different CWDM wavelengths on an existing fiber link to multiply the bandwidth capacity of the existing fiber by a factor of up to eighteen. With CWDM, network operators can deploy fast, flexible and scalable new services to their customers, without the expense of trenching new fiber, or replacing existing switches and routers. The iConverter CWDM MUX/DEMUX modules will be available in expandable four-channel and eight-channel configurations, with a full complement of added features and functions. They can be installed in new or existing networks with other iConverter system components, therefore requiring a minimal amount of additional rack or shelf space.

Their compact form factor enables the most efficient use of space possible. For example, up to nineteen 4-channel modules (76 ports) can be installed in a 2U high equipment rack. Alternatively, up to nine 8-channel modules (72 ports) can occupy the same area.

“Omnitron’s optical technology provides numerous advantages over competing technologies,” said Doug Baar, Vice-president of Engineering at Omnitron. ”Less space is required per module, thereby resulting in extremely high port densities, which our customers appreciate because it saves them money. In addition, insertion loss is minimal, and more uniform between channels (wavelengths), which facilitates network design and planning. Finally, Omnitron’s optical technology is less sensitive to temperature variations, allowing error free operation at wider temperature ranges.”

The iConverter CWDM MUX/DEMUX and OADM products can be used as passive devices that require no external power. They can also be installed in powered chassis where management is required. Management can be accessed via Omnitron’s NetOutlook® network management software, third-party SNMP software, or Telnet.

Optional features include a tap/maintenance port that facilitates troubleshooting and monitoring, and 1310 channel pass-through technology, which allows a wide range of CWDM wavelengths to be added to existing 1310nm PDH (SONET/SDH) rings with no impact to existing services.

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About Omnitron Systems Technology, Inc.
Omnitron Systems Technology provides fiber optic access systems for next-generation Ethernet networks, and enables the delivery of managed optical Ethernet services into the existing infrastructure of service provider access and enterprise networks. For product and reseller information, contact the sales department at Omnitron Systems by phone at 800-675-6410 or 949-250-6510, or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Omnitron Systems is headquartered in Irvine, California.

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