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Optical Monitoring units now available from Lanode

London – 20th August 2012 – Lanode, a specialist provider of networking, transmission and data communication solutions is pleased to announce the release of a range of manufacturer independent Optical Monitoring equipment that expands the organisations security products portfolio.

All fibre links have some margin for additional attenuation, which is generally seen as good practice, but this margin is not normally managed and this results in a weak spot when it comes to early fibre issues and detection.

The range, which addresses this and other optical monitoring issues, consists of the following:

  • The OM1 Optical Power Meter constantly monitors the optical power level in a live optical network. It is inserted between the link receiver, or the input of a WDM system, and the dark fibre.

  • The OM2 Optical Spectrum Analyzer is used to measure and visualize the wavelength within a DWDM cable and may generate network alarms depending on a number of wavelength related issues. The OM2 is used in combination with the OM3 Optical Tap Coupler module. The passive coupler is inserted into the data path and extracts 1% of the light to its monitor port.

  • The FM100 Fibre Monitor is a real-time optical fibre network monitoring & testing system that is able to detect fibre damages, fibre cuts and fibre degradation over time. The system performs active (live) fibre monitoring by using WDM coupler to separate measurement data from live data traffic.

  • Finally the LP1 Line Protection constantly monitors the optical power levels of two separate fibre optic cables. When the power levels drop below a user defined threshold the internal optical switch re-routes the data to the alternative backup fibre.


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