TE Connectivity adds NG4access ODF modules

NG4access value-added modules (VAMs) allow for easier integration of optical components into the network.

Mar 15th, 2013

TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) will introduce its line of NG4access value-added modules (VAMs) at the 2013 OFC/NFOEC conference in Anaheim, CA. For use with TE’s NG4access ODF platform, the modules are designed to enable easy integration of optical components into the network for increased fiber capacity, as well as for troubleshooting and distributing signals to multiple subscribers.

Designed to ease cable management challenges in central offices, head ends and data centers by combining superior fiber termination density with ease of circuit accessibility, TE says the NG4access VAMs' craft-friendly design allows for easy, plug-and-play integration into the NG4access ODF platform.

Featuring staggered adapter ports, the modules enable easy port identification and access to connectors with minimal impact of adjacent connections, helping to minimize unwanted disturbances to live circuits. Up to 24 VAMs can be loaded in a single NG4access chassis, and are available in 24 LC connector interfaces with angled or ultra polished configurations.

A variety of VAM configurations are available to meet the needs of specific network applications. For network monitoring and testing, the NG4access monitor VAMs provide easy analysis of network traffic at a single point, and a wide range of tap ratios. VAMs are also available for coarse wavelength division multiplexing (CWDM) and dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM), which can combine or separate multiple signals with different wavelengths; these modules also have tap ports available for signal turn up and test access.

“Offices and data centers increasingly depend on optical components that can be easily and quickly integrated into their networks,” comments Jaxon Lang, vice president of TE Telecom Networks. “Innovations such as the NG4access VAMs enable network operators to address the challenges of adding fiber capacity to their network, while also providing monitoring, testing and other critical network functions.”

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