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Agilent releases communications test and optical transceiver products

Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced new communications test and fiber optic transceiver products at the Optica...


February 25, 2004  


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Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced new communications test and fiber optic transceiver products at the Optical Fiber Communication conference in Los Angeles that it says enables the optical networking industry to reduce costs while expanding performance.

The introduction of the industry’s first field portable polarization mode (PMD) differential group delay (DGD) analyzer using Jones Matrix Eigenanalysis (JME) enables service providers to quickly test their fiber plant’s suitability for high-speed services, the company said.

Agilent also introduced a pluggable transceiver that delivers Gigabit Ethernet data transmissions over commonly installed copper cable, offering a low-cost upgrade path to Gigabit Ethernet.

“Our latest test products focus on broadband infrastructure and support the development of new, highly integrated devices, enabling fast and low-cost installation and maintenance,” said Werner Huettemann, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Communications Network Solutions business unit.

In addition, the company released what it calls the first field-portable polarization mode dispersion (PMD)/differential group delay (DGD) analyzer.

The N3909A utilizes a new implementation of the JME method and is compliant with industry standard TIA-455-122-A, which reduces troubleshooting time and network downtime.