The Polatis VST family of products offers an ideal integration of optical switching, attenuation and power monitoring in a single, compact package. This class of switch is unique to Polatis and delivers significant cost savings for a highly versatile tool with a single, easy-to-use interface.
- Automated component test
- Automated manufacturing test
- Network span emulation
- Systems verification testing
- Centralised optical equipment sharing
- Centralised PON/FTTH test capability
Ideal for test environments, the VST provides physical-layer connectivity for sharing of high value equipment and for automation of test sequences in design verification and manufacturing systems. Its instrument-grade performance ensures the maximum signal fidelity, with ultra-high stability and repeatability. VST integrated power meters permit rapid trouble-shooting across the entire test set without patching in separate meters. The unique VOA function permits easy control of attenuation for trimming power, or ofpreset maximum power levels to protect sensitive downstream equipment.
All ports may be fully configured for power meter and VOA functionality, or you can choose from sub-populated options. Power meter options include Input and/or Output detectors, while optical attenuation options include both Relative attenuation (power drop across switch) or Absolute attenuation (fixed output power).
All Polatis products are based on the patented DirectLight beam-steering technology, giving reliable, high performance, non-blocking switching. Polatis also offers Reconfigurable port and Multimode optical switch systems, as well as a range of optical switch modules and standard backplane optical cards.
The VST is available in both symmetric (NxN) and asymmetric (MxN) port configurations, provided in a standard 19" rack mount enclosure.
- Integrated Variable Attenuation (VOA) option
- Integrated Power Meter (OPM) option
- Instrumentation grade performance
- Ultra-low insertion loss
- High repeatability
- Low polarization dependent loss
- High power handling
- Dark fibre switching
- Bi-directional operation
- Protocol and bit rate independent