For Immediate Release

Smart Patchcords for Power and Wavelength Monitoring

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Ottawa, Canada - January 20, 2005

OZ Optics Limited, a global supplier of fiber optic products for optical networks, has developed a new technology for monitoring the properties of optical signals travelling through fibers. This includes power monitoring, and wavelength sensing. This allows the sensors to be integrated into networks and test equipment to provide real-time remote monitoring without interrupting the optical signal. Smart patchcords are available at prices ranging from $150USD to as low as $30USD, depending on volume. This makes them ideal for FTTX networks, where costs are critical.

Using a novel technique to tap signals for measurements, the monitors are very compact, and resemble a patchcord in construction. Multiple sensor modules can be integrated into a single patchcord, allowing different properties to be measured simultaneously. The monitor electronics can be configured to give either an analog electrical output or a digital output via an RS-232 or USB port. Custom designs can be manufactured for specific applications.

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