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Bredengen AS leverer hel-optiske (OOO) svitsjer fra HUBER+SUHNER Polatis. Disse må ikke forveksles med mer tradisjonelle optiske svitsjer (OEO) som kan føre til tap av data, forsinkelse og reduksjon av signalstyrke. En svitsj fra HUBER+SUHNER Polatis er perfekt til overvåking, beskyttelse, testing, fjernstyring av spredenett, datasenter og andre steder man ønsker å svitsje store mengder data på en sikker måte. Potensielle kunder vil være forsvaret, etterretning og andre myndigheter samt datasenter, bredbånd og teleleverandører, testfasiliteter og laboratorier.
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Quantum computing advantages

Quantum computing utilises the fundamental principles of quantum mechanics to perform calculations. This will help address a number of problems that are prevalent in classical communication due to computational challenges such as processing power and storage. These include the following:  

  • Improving security by creating private keys for encryption for secure data transmission using QKD (Quantum Key Distribution) 

  • Improving healthcare – in the design and analysis of molecules for drug development quantum computers can simulate the properties of the molecules that classical computers can not 

  • Teleportation of information without physically transmitting the information from one location to another with a new quantum internet 

  • Modelling and simulation of complex natural processes like weather and climate warming 

  • Accelerating machine learning

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Creating a quantum network

Unlike classical computers, quantum computing uses quantum properties like superposition, entanglement, interference and uncertainty to achieve a deterministic outcome. Qubits are the basic unit of quantum information, carried or housed in a physical device like a chip or processor, and are the building blocks of quantum computing. You increase the computational potential by increasing the number of qubits that can be processed into controllable quantum states. It is difficult to add more qubits as they are very sensitive to environmental factors like noise, meaning they have very low fault tolerance. When you add qubits, it multiplies the noise.  
 
In order to scale and commercialise quantum computing, quantum networking is required. Quantum networks will provide powerful and secure cloud quantum servers by connecting together and amplifying the capabilities of individual quantum processors. But how do we create this? 
 
A key requirement for most quantum communication protocols is successful distribution. To enable many-to-many – networked – quantum communications, a new type of switch capable of routing entangled single photons is needed.  
 

The role of all-optical switches

Until a quantum internet is built, one of the many ways to realize qubits for larger, stable systems and to transmit over longer distances (potentially using quantum multiplexing with quantum error correction) is to send photon-based qubits over conventional DWDM communication networks to distribute entanglement and route quantum information to multiple nodes.  
 
There are, however, some challenges. With increase in distance travelled, the photon loss increases exponentially making it one of the biggest hindrances to quantum transmission. We also see that entanglement degrades or is destroyed with phase decoherence making quantum communication challenging and when you move beyond point-to-point communication, distributed synchronization is also an issue.  
 
All-optical switches (OOO) function by selectively switching the entire optical signal on one optical fiber to another optical fiber. Traditional optical-electrical-optical (OEO) switches have a challenge preserving quantum coherence and optical amplifiers, in addition to amplifying the signal, also amplify noise, making them less than ideal for quantum transmission. All-optical switches that do not have to regenerate the signal the way OEO (optical-electrical-optical) switches do have a higher probability of going longer distances and preserving quantum coherence. Therefore, all-optical switches have a unique value proposition over traditional OEO switches as they transmit the original input light signal through a transparent all-optical switch core, without converting it into electrical format. The transparent nature of all-optical switches makes them protocol, format and data rate agnostic.  
 
With data rates increasing, all-optical switching is more relevant now than ever before. Some of the leading quantum research groups worldwide are performing cutting edge quantum networking research using POLATIS all-optical switches. 

 

Advantages

  • Industry's lowest optical loss and superior performance, critical to the success of so many applications, such as ensuring the most accurate test data in a test lab 

  • The broadest range of symmetric, asymmetric and custom-configurable matrix configurations required to meet the evolving needs of customers’ applications 

  • Core component of a system architecture that can scale to support any size network - to tens of thousands of fibers 

  • True dark fiber switching, requiring no light to make and hold connections, is critical when wanting to pre-provision for new services or testing with low power, bi-directional (on a single fiber) or intermittent signals 

  • Accurate Optical Power Meters (OPMs) precisely monitor signal strength with programmable degrade and loss of service alarms 

  • Integrated Variable Optical Attenuation (VOA) enables rapid simulation of multiple link and span loss permutations 

  • Programmable shutter feature allows introduction of intermittent and repetitive fiber breaks to test system response to unusual fault conditions. 

  • Optical Switch Partitioning enables different user groups to share the same switch without interference 

  • Integrated with leading test orchestration and DevOps software to replicate and schedule tests across multiple organizations and coordinate with higher layer equipment and devices 

  • Easy to control, with support for the most popular network management interfaces including NETCONF and RESTCONF Software Defined Network (SDN) protocols

Markets

Read more about telecommunications here.

Today's service provider networks must support a plethora of technologies-optical, wireless, DSL, Ethernet, TCP/IP and others - that enable a seemingly endless number of services-voice, data, video, private line, Internet, cloud computing as well as services that are only in the imagination of developers. These networks must do so cost effectively, with both a rapid Return On Investment (ROI) and low long-term operational expenses. 

Network equipment must perform more than just a single network function, and infrastructure investments must be simple to deploy and operate with low total cost of ownership. Service providers need a network infrastructure that is fast, flexible, and supports a wide variety of services. All this along with protecting precious top-line revenues. The equipment supporting this infrastructure needs to have a small footprint and very low power consumption to reduce cost and carbon footprint. 

Polatis OOO switches support key applications in service provider networks and are managed by Polatis' easy-to-use, remote, web-based user interface. Using Polatis Optical-to-Optical-to-Optical (OOO) switches, service providers can increase revenues while significantly reducing capital and operational costs. 

 

Advantages

  • Pure Physical Layer Optical Fiber Matrix Switch Technology 
    • DirectLight beam-steering fabric with piezo actuation absolute position sensors enables the highest performance and reliability characteristics of any optical switch without the drawbacks of traditional optical switch architectures. 
    • Switching is independent of light color, direction or power level. 
    • Polatis systems support the connection of dark fibers. 
  • Superior Optical Performance 
    • Polatis offers superior optical performance for telecommunications. 
    • Low loss minimizes impact of test results per connection. 
    • Low return loss minimizes impairments of higher bit rate signals and low crosstalk enhances security. 
  • SDN Enabled 
    • Dynamically reconfigure Polatis switches via a standards-based interface 
    • SDN interface enables the optical switches to coexist with packet switches under centralized management control for efficiently orchestrating topology changes. 
    • SDN enabled with NETCONF and RESTCONF control interfaces allow telecom operators to reconfigure the network on demand to deploy capacity where it is most needed and make the most productive use of network resources at the lowest cost. 
  • Modular Fabric Scales from 4x4 to 192x192 
    • Polatis optical switching platforms offer common building blocks for maintaining linear economics across a broad product range, with rack-mount chassis. 
    • Module form factors available for OEM integration.
  • Carrier-Class Software and Interfaces 
    • Polatis offers carrier-class software and interfaces so telecom providers can efficiently manage, control and scale network resources. 
    • Polatis optical switches support the switching of large data flows with the low-latency needed for many business-critical applications. 
  • High-Reliability Architecture 
    • A high reliability architecture with no single point of failure means that customers can rely on Polatis switches for testing under stringent requirements. 
    • The accumulated actuator life of on field-deployed switches from Polatis exceeds a billion hours with no failures. 
    • Polatis Series switches are NEBS 3+ certified and its projected Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) is in excess of 20 years. 
  • Dark Fiber Switching 
    • Dark Fiber Switching (DFS) is where a connection can be made and held without light on the fiber. 
    • Polatis offers the only true dark fiber switches on the market. 
    • DFS simplifies turning up or restoring testing where signals may be intermittent. 
    • It minimizes the delay in turning up tests across multiple test scenarios 
  • Competitive Pricing with Superior Performance 
    • Polatis offers test and measurement solutions that provide world-class performance at an attractive price and offers scalable, high-capacity, low-latency optical switching that allows service providers and network equipment vendors to future-proof their test and measurement capabilities. 

Read more about defence here. 

Government agencies and defence organizations increasingly need high-performance communications to complete their missions. All optical technology delivers the speed and scale needed to meet their objectives. 

However, they also require communications that are secure, reliable, manageable, scalable and cost effective. Polatis offers proven all-optical matrix switches with best-in-class performance, offering less than 1 dB optical loss, optical return loss of -55dB and DirectLight® piezoelectric beam-steering architectures that are substantially more energy efficient than conventional Optical-to-Electrical-to-Optical (OEO) equipment. 

Repeatedly proven in the field, Polatis switching platforms have been deployed over the past ten years in a wide variety of mission-critical government and defence applications so organizations can confidently build secure, all-optical networks. Switching in the optical domain avoids electrical regeneration - so data stays secure. Polatis switches are immune to electronic countermeasures, with no opportunity for signal emission, blocking or intrusion so that government and defence organizations can rely on dependable and secure high-performance communications for mission-critical networks. 

Each application for government agencies and defence organizations is unique, and Polatis offers a wide range of solutions for government and defence that help cut operational costs while improving the overall security, reliability, manageability and performance of the optical network. 

 

Advantages 

  • Superior Optical Performance 
    • Impairment free, all-optical switching preserves sensitive signal characteristics. 
    • Ultra-Low loss minimizes the need for amplification. 
    • Best available return loss minimizes network impacts. 
    • Low crosstalk enhances security by only sending signals where they are intended to go. 
    • The only all-optical switch suitable for distribution of analog based, RF over fiber signals.. 
    • Polatis provides the best performing switch family available today, enabling new applications and architectures. 
  • Powerful and User Friendly Control Interfaces 
    • SDN interface enables the optical switches to coexist with packet switches under centralized management control for efficiently orchestrating topology changes. 
    • SDN enabled with NETCONF and RESTCONF control interfaces allow government Data Center operators to reconfigure networks on demand to deploy capacity where it is most needed and make the most productive use of network resources at the lowest cost. 
    • Carrier class SNMP and TL1 interfaces available. 
    • Intuitive Web based GUI for manual operation. 
  • High-Reliability for Mission Critical Applications 
    • A high reliability architecture with no single point of failure means that government operators can rely on Polatis switches for mission-critical applications. 
    • The accumulated actuator life on field-deployed switches from Polatis exceeds a billion hours with no failures. 
    • The Polatis Series 6000s 192x192 switch projected Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) exceeds 20 years. 
  • Dark Fiber Switching 
    • Dark Fiber Switching (DFS) enables a connection to be made and held without light on the fiber. 
    • DFS simplifies turning up or restoring services where signals may be intermittent. 
    • DFS allows Polatis' switches to work with a wider range of optical signals and signal powers. 
    • Polatis offers the only true dark fiber switches on the market. 
  • Competitive Pricing with Superior Performance 
    • Polatis offers solutions that provide best-in-class performance at an attractive price and offers scalable, high-capacity, low-latency optical switching that allows government organizations to future-proof their communications infrastructure. 

Read more about test and measurement here.

Network equipment manufacturers need to deliver higher-quality products faster and more efficiently, and they need more reliable test results and increased testing efficiency. Similarly, telecommunications service providers need to be able to measure upstream and downstream traffic to ensure network performance and meet Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and efficiently troubleshoot, isolate and resolve any network issues. Polatis optical switches can help. Available in a wide variety of standalone and OEM form factors, Polatis optical switches augment existing test infrastructures to enable network equipment manufacturers and service providers to efficiently test performance over the network and measure and optimize performance. 

Polatis optical switches can do a lot-in small, power-saving standalone and OEM form factors. Not only can they enable a variety of optical connectivity options, like integrated monitoring and testing and automated fiber distribution; they also can accommodate any speed (including 100Gbs) and any protocol anywhere and anytime. This makes an investment in Polatis switches for testing one that will last. Additionally, Polatis low price points and diverse form factors make it easy to integrate optical switch technology into an almost unlimited range of applications, equipment and management platforms. 
 
Polatis optical switches not only have the lowest loss of any optical switch on the market, they also are 100Gbs ready today. That means that network equipment manufacturers can use Polatis technology to test 40Gbs and 100Gbs implementations simply, smoothly and reliably, and optical transceiver manufacturers can effectively utilize high-performance testing. Polatis low-loss characteristics ensure reliable and accurate test results and very fast switching speeds to ensure efficient and effective test processes. Polatis optical switches can be used to augment existing Layer 1 test equipment to increase test bandwidth. 

 

Advantages

  • Superior Optical Performance 
    • Polatis offers superior optical performance for test and measurement. 
    • Low loss minimizes impact of test results per connection. 
    • Low return loss minimizes impairments of higher bit rate signals and low crosstalk enhances security. 
  • Pure Physical Layer Optical Fiber Matrix Switch Technology 
    • DirectLight beam-steering fabric with piezo actuation absolute position sensors enables the highest performance and reliability characteristics of any optical switch without the drawbacks of traditional optical switch architectures. 
    • Switching is independent of light color, direction or power level. 
    • Polatis systems support the connection of dark fibers. 
  • Modular Fabric Scales from 4x4 to 192x192 
    • Polatis optical switching platforms offer common building blocks for maintaining linear economics across a broad product range, with rack-mount chassis. 
    • Module form factors available for OEM integration. 
  • Carrier-Class Software & Interfaces 
    • Polatis offers broad range of software and interfaces so developers can efficiently manage, control and scale network resources. 
  • High-Reliability Architecture 
    • A high reliability architecture with no single point of failure means that customers can rely on Polatis switches for testing under stringent requirements. 
    • The accumulated actuator life of on field-deployed switches from Polatis exceeds a billion hours with no failures. 
    • Polatis Series switches are NEBS 3+ certified and its projected Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) is in excess of 20 years. 
  • Dark Fiber Switching 
    • Dark Fiber Switching (DFS) is where a connection can be made and held without light on the fiber. 
    • Polatis offers the only true dark fiber switches on the market. 
    • DFS simplifies turning up or restoring testing where signals may be intermittent. 
    • It minimizes the delay in turning up tests across multiple test scenarios 
  • Competitive Pricing with Superior Performance 
    • Polatis offers test and measurement solutions that provide world-class performance at an attractive price and offers scalable, high-capacity, low-latency optical switching that allows service providers and network equipment vendors to future-proof their test and measurement capabilities.