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Cisco ONS 15454 Splitter-Combiner Unit Optical Service Channel Card

The Cisco ONS 15454 optical filter cards are plug-in modules that take advantage of the proven Cisco ONS 15454 carrier-class features to deliver multiservice transport platform (MSTP) capabilities with the flexibility to access network bandwidth from a single DWDM channel all the way to 32 channels, to support the requirements of service provider and enterprise networks.

The Cisco ONS 15454 Optical Service Channel (OSC) management cards are plug-in modules that take advantage of the proven Cisco ONS 15454 carrier-class features to maintain management connectivity for the Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP intelligent DWDM network. The CISCO ONS 15454 Optical Service Channel with Splitter-Combiner card (OSC-CSM) provides an inter-node communications channel for management and an User Data Channel (UDC), allowing network level communications to support intelligent DWDM implementation without the use of client transponder data communication overhead. It integrates an optical splitter/combiner filter to add and remove the OSC wavelength to and from the other wavelengths DWDM grid. The OSC-CSM is used in nodes without a Cisco ONS 15454 Optical Booster Amplifier (OPT-BST) card or where both the OPT-BST and the cross-connect cards are required. This card provides integrated variable optical attenuators to leverage the Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP's intelligence to automatically control the power levels for the entire DWDM network.

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