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DiCon Fiberoptics Releases New Optical Channel Monitor for DWDM Networks

May 13, 2010

Richmond, CA – DiCon Fiberoptics is pleased to present its new Optical Channel Monitor (OCM) for use in DWDM networks. Based on DiCon's MEMS Tunable Filter, the Optical Channel Monitor offers superior optical performance and features proven MEMS durability and reliability.

DiCon's Optical Channel Monitor supports a standard 88 channels with options to cover 96, and is suitable for either 50 or 100 GHz channel plans. Its wavelength range is customizable, covering both C and L band applications and any combination of 10 and 40G bit optical channels. The OCM is voltage controlled and can scan continuously with a scan speed of 250 ms or hold a particular park state position.

"With the growth of Reconfigurable Optical Networks, our Optical Channel Monitors provide a highly reliable, durable and low-cost monitoring solution for our customers," said Jarlath McElroy, DiCon's Director of Sales. "Featuring a compact 70mm x 106mm x 10.8mm footprint, customers have the option of integrating a 1xN MEMS Fiber Optic Switch to provide the flexibility of monitoring up to 12 separate points in a network node without changing the form factor."

The Optical Channel Monitor is an optical subsystem that scans DWDM networks and reports the power of each channel in real time. Feedback from the Optical Channel Monitor can be used to optimize power levels, identify performance drift, and verify system functionality. An extension of DiCon's proven MEMS product line, the Optical Channel Monitor offers the same durability, repeatability, and stability as DiCon's MEMS Tunable Filter,1xN Fiber Optic Switch, and Variable Optical Attenuator.

Please visit our website for more information about our optical channel monitor.

About DiCon

DiCon Fiberoptics, Inc. is an established leader in the optical communications industry, specializing in high quality optical components, integrated modules, and test equipment. Founded in 1986, DiCon has built a broad portfolio of cutting-edge products that filter, split, attenuate, switch, combine, and monitor light. An innovator of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), thin-film optical coatings, micro-optic design, and advanced packaging, DiCon's products are used in a broad range of applications including telecommunications, defense, aerospace, industrial manufacturing, and biomedical industries.

For more information about DiCon, please visit
www.diconfiberoptics.com.

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