PacketLight Networks releases fiber optic network diagnostic solution

PacketLight Networks, a provider of DWDM and optical fiber networking solutions, has announced the introduction of the PL-1000D fiber optic diagnostic solution, to consistently monitor signal quality and network faults in a single device, the company said.

Delivering non-intrusive network visibility, the PL-1000D provides carriers, dark fiber providers and enterprises a strategic asset for real-time network diagnostics and improved service level agreements (SLAs). The solution offers an optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR) and an optical spectrum analyzer (OSA) integrated into a 1U box for minimal rack space and improved CAPEX and OPEX.

The PL-1000D is also the most comprehensive solution for maintaining secure networks. It detects changes in the fiber characteristics, such as tapping, and works in combination with embedded Layer-1 encryption to protect data across the fiber.

The PL-1000D monitors up to eight fiber strands consecutively and operates standalone over dark fiber, lighted fiber, or a third party network without impacting network traffic. The device monitors the entire DWDM C-band spectrum and provides the optical spectrum, OSNR, and OTDR measurements of the fiber. This reduces the costs and time associated with deploying technicians to the field with dedicated test equipment.

For more information on the specifications of the PL-1000D and PacketLight´s suite of modular, flexible DWDM and OTN solutions, visit

PacketLight Networksâ„¢ offers a suite of 1U metro and long haul CWDM/DWDM and OTN solutions, as well as Layer-1 optical encryption for transport of data, storage, voice and video applications over dark fiber and WDM networks. PacketLight provides the entire optical layer transport solution within a highly integrated compact platform, designed for maximum flexibility, easy maintenance and operation, with real pay-as-you-grow architecture, while maintaining a high level of reliability and low cost.