TE Connectivity (TE) announced today that it will launch its new line of NG4access value-added modules (VAMs) at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference ( OFC / NFOEC) in Anaheim, CA. This new line of VAMs is designed for use with TE’s NG4access ODF platform, a unique solution set that addresses today’s cable management challenges in central offices, head ends and data centers by leveraging industry-leading fiber termination density and ease of circuit accessibility. The NG4access VAMs offer easy integration of optical components into the network for increasing fiber capacity, troubleshooting or distributing signals to multiple subscribers.
“The NG4access VAMs offer the means to rapidly and efficiently add optical components to the network, while maintaining the highest quality and performance required for today’s networks,” says Jaxon Lang, vice president of TE Telecom Networks. “Offices and data centers increasingly depend on optical components that can be easily and quickly integrated into their network. 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.”
The NG4access VAMs craft-friendly design allows easy, plug-and-play integration into the NG4access ODF platform. Featuring staggered adapter ports, the VAMs 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.
Choose from a variety of VAM configurations 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 provide 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. They also have tap ports available for signal turn up and test access.