New Switch Protects Network Systems

To protect against faulty fibers or network equipment, Pysical Optics Corp.’s new Fiber Optic Route Protection Switch provides automated switching between primary and secondary fibers to support a mission critical network system. It is an ideal solution for existing fiber optic network system equipment that lacks fault-tolerant design.

The system supports Ethernet/Fast Ethernet, OC-3, FDDI and many other data interfaces. It provides options for unidirectional or bi-directional protection, along with various recover configurations. This makes the system a good choice for survivable fiber optic network system and catastrophic network management applications. Physical Optics Corp., St. Torrance, CA, (800) 214-0222,

This article originally appeared in the 10/01/2000 issue of THE Journal.