Glimmerglass Switcher solutions have been deployed by network service providers to dramatically reduce lifetime equipment CAPEX, network management OPEX, while increasing network availability and providing investment protection.
Video bandwidth demand continues to surge, driven by new video speeds and formats as well as increased online video usage. Video networks and telecom carriers are looking for ways to manage this deluge while reducing total cost of ownership of their networks and ensuring profitability.
Glimmerglass Intelligent Optical Switchers create a dynamic physical layer to help address the bandwidth deluge. By adding flexibility and intelligence to a video network’s physical layer and pushing optical-electrical conversion further to the camera and receivers, Glimmerglass leverages all the advantages of purely optical, photonic signal management. Video paths can evolve from 4K to 8K to 16K without the need for a switching fabric upgrade. In addition, CWDM and DWDM bundles in transport can be redirected on one fiber, and wavelength management at network nodes can be carried out without the complexity of wavelength hardware compatibility. With Glimmerglass Intelligent Optical Switchers, any signal traveling over fiber can be redirected in milliseconds, without adversely affecting video traffic.