LYNX Technik has launched a new 2x2 optical switch for its yellobrik line of ‘throw down’ bricks.

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LYNX Technik: The OSW 1022 is a new 2x2 optical switch

The OSW 1022 is designed to improve connectivity and security on fibre networks, serve as a fibre line emergency switch, provide restoration and reconfiguration over optical paths, route diversity as well as support a wide range of other fibre optic applications. It is said to ensure optical network protection and flexibility in optical network connectivity for a broadcast facility.

This 2x2 optical switch selectively switches signals over optical fibres from one channel to another. It is data rate and format-independent and provides connection paths between two fibre inputs and two fibre outputs (two pairs). The OSW 1022 can be configured in two modes: latching or non-latching. In latching mode, the OSW 1022 maintains its current optical connection path when power is weak or is lost. In non-latching mode, the yellobrik switches to a new connection path when power fails. The optical switch will revert to its original connection path when power returns.

As with the entire yellobrik line, all instructions, functions, and settings are directly on the compact OSW 1022 module, ensuring a plug-and-play and easy-to-use solution. It can also be configured with the yelloGUI software. They can be used as standalone devices, individually mounted, or used with the 19in yellobrik rack trays as part of a larger system.