BEACHWOOD, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Champion ONE, a leading provider of optical transceivers and passive network systems, is announcing the general availability of its 2x2 Optical Protection Switches. They will be sold as part of Champion ONE’s IntelliportTM line of smart network devices.
Available in both dual and single fiber configurations, these optical switches enable service providers to maintain the integrity and full functionality of a network ring in case part of the ring loses power. Until power is restored, the switch automatically enters bypass mode, thereby removing any nodes that are without power. Furthermore, Champion ONE’s unique design features a three-way selectable delay, in which power can be reactivated after 0, 120, or 180 seconds, after which time all affected devices can fully reboot and safely receive electrical power again.
In addition to selecting between dual and single fiber versions, users can fully customize the configuration of these switches to achieve the desired combination of voltage (3V or 5V versions), connectors, wavelengths, and fiber types. The switch is housed in a compact LGX enclosure and can fit in a 1RU faceplate made of light, durable metal (sold separately).
“Recently, we’ve seen an increase in demand for fiber-optic networking in developing nations and emerging markets where the power infrastructure can be less stable,” said a network engineer for a leading global service provider. “Unfortunately, this [demand] often outpaces electrical infrastructure investment. This new switch from Champion ONE helps us protect our devices and maximize our network uptime, no matter where they are in the world.”
“This product was developed in collaboration with a strategic global customer using an agile engineering approach to quickly solve problems. We partner with our customers to provide new functionality that current hardware providers may overlook,” says Champion ONE CEO John Jutila. “This new optical protection switch adds to our growing portfolio of network compatible solutions that reduce costs or enhance capabilities of existing infrastructure platforms.”
About Champion ONE
Champion ONE is a global supplier of standards-based, carrier-grade network solutions for clients in the service provider, enterprise, healthcare, education and government sectors. The company's transceivers, optical filters and optical systems are optimized for use with the industry's leading OEM platforms. For additional information about Champion ONE, call 800-860-7466 or visit our website at www.championone.com.