VPIlinkConfigurator provides a streamlined interface for component placement and performance analysis with maps displaying many different parameters including optical power, OSNR, dispersion and nonlinear distortion levels for XPM, SPM and FWM.

The combination of an intuitive graphical presentation and a powerful scripting interface makes this platform a fully customizable automated link design and analysis tool.

All aspects of the design process, including the equipment libraries and characteristics, all link engineering rules and methodologies are controlled, thus making optical network designs uniform across an organization.

VPIlinkConfigurator enables rapid response to RFPs without mobilizing the entire engineering team.

Various network topologies such as linear links, hubbed rings, branched networks, ring and mesh networks are supported natively. The Topology editor in VPIlinkConfigurator provides a convenient interface for creating or editing the model of the topology or traffic demands even in complex mesh networks.

In VPIlinkConfigurator, the user may explore the system on a node-by-node basis. Using this feature, higher degree nodes or nodes containing banded or WSS ROADM structures may easily be visualized and manipulated.

A powerful API enables interfacing with third-party software such as common office applications and databases in addition to custom applications. Using this automation approach, network topologies, channel plans etc. can be extracted from other applications. Similarly, the results of the design process, including equipment configuration and detailed performance, can be supplied to other applications to generate BOMs or any other reports.

This enables you to develop very sophisticated design automation, reporting and analysis tools using applications such as MS Office.