optical interface

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interface, optical

A plane or surface forming a common boundary between two optical media.
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Nevion highlighted this new group of SL-3GHD video routers with both electrical and optical interfaces supporting 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI and DVB-ASI.
An agreement reached on a new global standard for very short reach optical interfaces intended for intra-office applications is in making optical technology economically effective.
Among other findings, the report concluded that next-generation SONET and metro DWDM equipment will converge as transport and service layers unify, allowing carriers to deploy the most cost-effective solution while eliminating complex network management systems, expensive optical interfaces and unnecessary network elements.