The Alcatel-Lucent 1692 Metrospan Edge addresses requirements for cost-effective, scalable networks to meet growing business and data networking needs. Based on coarse wavelength division multiplexing (CWDM) technology, it provides a cost-optimized, managed platform supporting different services, and is suitable for applications in diversified network topologies. The system can support up to eight wavelengths and can be configured as a terminal or OADM (Optical Add Drop Multiplexer).
The 1692 Metrospan Edge shares many of the same winning features already available on the 1696 Metrospan and 1696 Metrospan Compact DWDM products, including the 4xANY TDM concentrator and optical layer protection. The 4xAny TDM concentrator, which multiplexes several low-speed client signals into a standard managed 2.5 Gb/s SDH/SONET signal, allows operators to respond to varying service demands quickly and without the need to upgrade the network. Optical layer protection is supported on the 1692 Metrospan Edge for both point-to-point and ring topologies and gives operators an option to offer robust, fault tolerant services to their end users.