The Glimmerglass Intelligent Optical System is the field proven, ideal optical switch for flexible optical layer management in networks from 1 to 100 Gbps. Network engineers and operators worldwide use the Glimmerglass system to remotely provision, monitor and reconfigure optical paths in real time to greatly improve network availability and reduce OPEX. The Glimmerglass purely optical, photonic system is also employed by customers who need to handle a wide range of optical signal types, or rapidly and remotely select from a number of signals and reconfigure distribution to one or more recipients. Only an optical switch like the Glimmerglass Intelligent Optical System has the flexibility to handle any wavelength, data format or data rate without the expensive and time consuming replacement of electrical line cards. With Glimmerglass, even bundles of DWDM wavelengths can be manipulated as one signal.
Glimmerglass Intelligent Optical Systems provide the industry’s smallest footprint and highest port density, along with extremely low power consumption. Our optical switch hardware requires only 3 ½ to 7 inches of vertical space, handles up to 192 x 192 fibers and uses less electricity than an 85-watt fluorescent light bulb.