Glimmerglass Intelligent Optical Systems
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.
Manage Your Physical Layer
Built into each Glimmerglass optical switch is a powerful, easy-to-use, web-based graphical user interface called ClickFlow. This custom designed software provides network operators with point-and-click management of optical paths as well as at-a-glance monitoring of optical power levels on all connections. For operators with multiple Glimmerglass optical switches in their network, Glimmerglass Path Manager™ provides centralized event reporting, user management, and alarm recognition. Combined, these two pieces of software give network operators unprecedented visibility and control of their physical layer network.
• Provides point-and-click management of single connections
• Aggregates events and alarms from multiple systems and allows for centralized logging and acknowledgement
Optical Switch Product Options:
A federal integrator with a government customer needed to connect geographically dispersed antenna sites to a central pool of monitoring equipment.
With Glimmerglass managing the reconfiguration of optical signals, the integrator was able to create an RF-over-fiber solution that performed better and cost less than traditional implementations.