At Cable-Tec Expo in New Orleans, Precision OT launched its Bluetooth enabled TN100-S-BT tuning box and corresponding mobile tuning application for its SFP+ optical transceivers. The product is intended to make it simpler and more affordable for network operators to leverage dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) technologies within their network architectures.
"Managing the logistics of one's optical networks can be a complex and cost-intensive business without both tunable transceivers and the technology required to tune them quickly and remotely," said Todd Davis, CEO of Precision OT. "For a while now, Precision OT has been a part of the wider industry trend toward supporting the use of tunable optics. Already, our hallmark TN100-XS tuning box allows customers with a USB connection to a computer to configure our tunable SFP+ and XFP optics as desired. But now, we've gone one step further. In fact, customers with our SFP+ optics no longer need a computer connection to tune their equipment. Our newest tuning box, the TN100-S-BT, is Bluetooth enabled, which means that, as long as technicians have the corresponding tuning app on their phone, they can set their optics to any of the standard ITU C-Band 50 GHz or 100 GHz channels of their choice - all on the go."
Precision OT's TN100-S-BT tuning module is approximately half the size of the company's standard TN100-XS box. Each TN100-S-BT features an SFP+ port. Customers can download the corresponding tuning application to their devices and begin tuning immediately.
The tuning boxes are designed to:
- Eliminate the sparing of hundreds of fixed channel CWDM/DWDM transceivers with one tunable optic
- Acquire tuning flexibility to any of the standard ITU C-band 50 GHz or 100 GHz spaced channels
- Offer a simple, mobile application interface with Android and iOS compatibility
- Acquire new features without the need for software installation procedures or security concerns