Glimmerglass Announces High-Density Optical Platform

Glimmerglass, the leading supplier of intelligent optical switching systems, today announced its new Intelligent Peripheral System 3000 (IPS 3000).  The IPS 3000 is a high reliability, a high-density platform that complements the Glimmerglass Intelligent Optical Switch providing a superior solution for managing and controlling the physical layer of fiber optic networks.  The introduction of the IPS 3000 extends the company’s solution offering to environments which need to process hundreds of signals and flexibly multicast them to selected destinations.

DRAKA COMMUNICATIONS Announces Multi-Dwelling Unit (MDU) Drop Cable

Draka Communications – Americas, one of the leading North American producers of fiber optic cable,  today announced the release of a new optical fiber cable product for use in FTTH MDU applications. Draka ezINTERCONNECT™ Ruggedized Indoor cables, available in standard and heavy-duty designs, will provide a robust solution to address all potential installation challenges expected in MDU applications.  Both cable designs utilize Draka’s BendBright-XS™ bend-insensitive single-mode optical fiber, which is the first and only all-glass fiber on the market that meets and exceeds the stringent ITU-T G.657.B standard bending requirements while maintaining backward compatibility with existing single-mode fibers (ITU-T G.652.D).

New Study Shows FTTH is a Green Technology

Updating the last mile in America’s telecommunications networks with high-bandwidth, direct fiber-optic connections to homes and businesses will deliver substantial environmental benefits in the short term–outweighing the environmental costs of deployment in as little as six years, claims a study released by the consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

Draka Announces Price Increase Resulting from Mounting Steel Costs

Draka Communications, a leader in fiber and fiber cable solutions, today notified its customer base about an upcoming price increase for fiber optic cables containing steel components, including armor.