BaySpec Inc. has announced commercial availability of its IntelliGuard optical channel performance monitor (OCPM), now with an enhanced 100-Gb/s modulation format defined by the Optical Internetworking Forum. The bandwidth required by services such as video streaming, online gaming, 100-Mb/s Internet and simplified fiber handling are driving new demand for 100 Gb in the transport network. The OCPM design is expected to ensure the ability to upgrade existing units in the field simply through firmware, enabling operating cost reduction in the metro core market, where demand is strongest. Devices at 100 Gb also are compatible with existing 10-/40-Gb units. The IntelliGuard OCPM is Telcordia GR-1209/1221-CORE-qualified. The company’s monitoring products enable agile optical networking, including coarse wavelength division multiplexing and S-, C- and L-band IntelliGuard OCPMs.