Loss is the single most important characteristic of an optical switch. Polatis switches have the best loss characteristics (0.9dB typical insertion loss, 1.8dB maximum insertion loss on an 80x80 switch) available. Polatis unmatched loss characteristics make it possible for next generation applications to become today's reality - using existing fiber and equipment infrastructure. When combined with Polatis' unmatched reliability, flexible form factors for stand alone and OEM implementations, low power and space requirements, and fast, simplified implementation and management, Polatis switches deliver the cost, performance, and upgradeability capabilities that deliver more bandwidth at a lower price per bit.
Designed for service providers, data center and hosting, government and defense, test and measurement, and video distribution; Polatis optical switches are available in standalone and OEM form factors that can augment and improve the performance and functionality of ROADMs, high density Ethernet switches, high density storage devices, and other physical layer switches. Polatis' diverse and highly flexible product line is tuned to meet the unique requirements of the end customer - as well as their current network equipment providers - to ensure low upfront costs and rapid return on investment. Polatis optical switches help networks do more.
Polatis switches, whether in standalone or OEM configurations, augment a service provider's existing infrastructure to improve the reliability and performance of the network, while reducing the cost of delivering transport and higher layer services. Using the unique characteristics of Polatis optical switches, service providers can implement colorless/directionless/non-blocking optical switching, automatic protection schemes that include dark fiber, share and automate fiber monitoring, test, and management, automate fiber distribution (at optical aggregation points and for automated FTTH installation, testing, and load sharing), and reduce reliance on power- and space-hungry optical-electrical-optical conversions.
Polatis switches enable service providers to maximize their optical investments through support of existing SONET, WDM, and PON, 10G and 40G implementations as well as tomorrow's 100G speeds. Service providers and OEM's can implement or integrate once – and migrate to 100G when ready - without costly hardware and field implemented upgrades. Polatis optical switches help service provider networks do more.
Physical layer connectivity is critical in today's large, complex, data center infrastructures. With virtualization and cloud computing and faster, more bandwidth hungry servers and applications - data center managers need increasing bandwidth, protocol, and physical connection flexibility. Data centers need new, flexible connectivity options to meet the demands of virtualization and cloud computing - options that can be met today by Polatis optical switches.
Polatis standalone or OEM optical switch implementations can augment today's manual patch panels, physical switches (that provide limited 10G connectivity and virtually no 40G and 100G capability), and Layer 2 switches to automate physical layer adds, moves, and changes, increase reliability through integrated optical test and monitoring, and add wide area network diversity and improve application up time through automated protection switching using dark fiber.
Polatis switches can help data center managers make virtualization and cloud computing today's reality - and prepare for the emerging 40G and 100G all optical data center of the future. Polatis optical switches help data center and hosting networks do more.
Polatis optical switches, in standalone or OEM implementations, provide government and defense applications the performance, reliability, security, and resistance to rugged environments they require. Polatis flexible form factors are currently used in secure communications networks, digital and analog signal switching, intrusion detection, mobile communication platforms, shipboard communications, satellite applications and many others.
Additionally, Polatis' long history of working with government and defense entities, and their contractors, ensures that communications solutions that include Polatis will be cost effective, easy to implement, have low space and power requirements, and won't require costly field upgrades. Polatis optical switches help government and defense networks do more.
Testing equipment can add significant cost to new product development. Using Polatis optical switches can keep costs down by allowing companies to share expensive test equipment and automate connectivity adds, moves, and changes.
However, keeping costs down isn’t the only feature of Polatis optical switches in a testing environment. The very low loss characteristics of Polatis optical switches also ensures that test data will be accurate and reliable.
Polatis optical switches are the benchmark for automated testing. Our switches have been used in a variety of applications including: FTTH equipment testing and deployment, passive and active component manufacturing, module and board-level test, product verification, systems verification and test, network simulation and commissioning, and video production. Polatis optical switches help test and measurement networks do more.
Uncompressed high definition video applications are extremely sensitive to optical network loss. Polatis optical switches provide the lowest loss, highest quality solutions for switching and managing broadcast quality video. Polatis switches are currently used in contribution-quality post production, broadcast facility fiber management, RF over fiber, mobile video production vans, and secure video communications.
Polatis delivers for high definition video applications - low loss, high performance, simplified implementation and management, and low total cost of ownership. Polatis optical switches help video distribution networks do more.