Real-Time Fiber Monitor
Jun 2010M2 Optics Inc.Request Info
RALEIGH, N.C., June 2, 2010 — M2 Optics Inc. is offering customers the ability to monitor optical fibers in real time, without interrupting network activity. With a growing focus on sending data via optical networks, the fiber monitor is able to instantly identify a wide variety of common issues including broken fibers, degraded connections and data theft/tapping attempts.
It uses patented C-OTDR (correlation optical time-delay reflectometry) technology to provide greater sensitivity and precision than conventional OTDR systems.
The system helps network providers and data centers in the financial, military/government, health care and public transit markets to ensure service availability at all times. By providing real-time alerts and pinpointing issues to within a few meters along the entire fiber span, it can reduce servicing downtime. It also adds an extra layer of security for transmission of sensitive data.
The fiber monitor is sensitive enough to detect attempts to tap into the fiber and generate an alert, aiding companies in their efforts to maintain security compliance. This can be useful in smaller enterprises because it provides a high level of data security, even without costly encryption in place.
The monitor is easy to install and maintain, making it suitable for a wide variety of applications. Each chassis can monitor up to 16 active or dark fiber lines simultaneously, with maximum distances up to 60 miles long. The unit connects to installed optical networks without requiring any rerouting or additional cabling within the data center.
Its built-in web-based monitoring software is accessible from any location and performs straightforward analysis of network activity. This accessibility provides networking systems with an opportunity to automatically react to fault conditions as well as to respond to intrusion attempts by triggering alarms.