VPIphotonics announces new release of VPIlinkDesigner, a software tool for optical link engineering including equipment placement and configuration and a thorough system wide performance assessment.
It supports equipment configuration of complex networks including ROADMs and detailed performance calculation of true ring topologies.
Version 2.0 improves the network design workflow and provides new built-in functionality that simplifies and accelerates link engineering tasks.
Ordered list of signal rates available for a design that depends on chosen Span Engineering Rules package
New method for automated insertion of regeneration points to meet heuristic design constraints
New mode of Setup Node Equipment tool for upgrade of Add/Drop equipment configuration
Target Power mode to simplify link loss compensation in ring and mesh networks
Design Assistant mode to simplify and accelerate loss and dispersion compensation process
Problem area notification to report violation of equipment operating limits and design rules constraints
Improved Comparison view to see solutions performance reported with or without performance limit specified in the design rules
User Interface improvements to simplify creation and maintenance of an item library and improve the design workflow