TELECOMMUNICATIONS - Service Provider Networks Switches


Today's service provider networks must support a plethora of technologies-optical, wireless, DSL, Ethernet, TCP/IP and others - that enable a seemingly endless number of services-voice, data, video, private line, Internet, cloud computing as well as services that are only in the imagination of developers. These networks must do so cost effectively, with both a rapid Return On Investment (ROI) and low long-term operational expenses.

Network equipment must perform more than just a single network function, and infrastructure investments must be simple to deploy and operate with low total cost of ownership. Service providers need a network infrastructure that is fast, flexible, and supports a wide variety of services. All this along with protecting precious top-line revenues. The equipment supporting this infrastructure needs to have a small footprint and very low power consumption to reduce cost and carbon footprint.

Polatis OOO switches support key applications in service provider networks and are managed by Polatis' easy-to-use, remote, web-based user interface. Using Polatis Optical-to-Optical-to-Optical (OOO) switches, service providers can increase revenues while significantly reducing capital and operational costs. To the left are a few of the applications addressed by Polatis telecommunications solutions.

Pure Physical Layer Optical Fiber Matrix Switch Technology
  • DirectLight beam-steering fabric with piezo actuation absolute position sensors enables the highest performance and reliability characteristics of any optical switch without the drawbacks of traditional optical switch architectures.
  • Switching is independent of light color, direction or power level.
  • Polatis systems support the connection of dark fibers.
  • Superior Optical Performance
  • Polatis offers superior optical performance for telecommunications.
  • Low loss minimizes impact of test results per connection.
  • Low return loss minimizes impairments of higher bit rate signals and low crosstalk enhances security.
  • SDN Enabled
  • Dynamically reconfigure Polatis switches via a standards-based interface
  • SDN interface enables the optical switches to coexist with packet switches under centralized management control for efficiently orchestrating topology changes.
  • OpenFlow clients on Polatis switches allow telecom operators to reconfigure the network on demand to deploy capacity where it is most needed and make the most productive use of network resources at the lowest cost.
  • Modular Fabric Scales from 4x4 to 192x192
  • Polatis optical switching platforms offer common building blocks for maintaining linear economics across a broad product range, with rack-mount chassis.
  • Module form factors available for OEM integration.
  • Carrier-Class Software & Interfaces
  • Polatis offers carrier-class software and interfaces so telecom providers can efficiently manage, control and scale network resources.
  • Polatis optical switches support the switching of large data flows with the low-latency needed for many business-critical applications.
  • High-Reliability Architecture
  • A high reliability architecture with no single point of failure means that customers can rely on Polatis switches for testing under stringent requirements.
  • The accumulated actuator life of on field-deployed switches from Polatis exceeds a billion hours with no failures.
  • Polatis Series switches are NEBS 3+ certified and its projected Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) is in excess of 20 years.
  • Dark Fiber Switching
  • Dark Fiber Switching (DFS) is where a connection can be made and held without light on the fiber.
  • Polatis offers the only true dark fiber switches on the market.
  • DFS simplifies turning up or restoring testing where signals may be intermittent.
  • It minimizes the delay in turning up tests across multiple test scenarios
  • Competitive Pricing with Superior Performance
  • Polatis offers test and measurement solutions that provide world-class performance at an attractive price and offers scalable, high-capacity, low-latency optical switching that allows service providers and network equipment vendors to future-proof their test and measurement capabilities.