News | November 5, 2001

LIGHTech Fiberoptics Rolls out the Smaller Mechanical 1x3-1x5 Switch

San Leandro, Calif. -- LIGHTech Fiberoptics, Inc, the premier, quality source for optical switching components, variable optical attenuators, integrated optical modules and test equipment, rolls out its LT500 1x3-1x5 switch series with the smaller form factor.

This compact LT500 module, measuring 15x50x70mm, operates over the full wavelength range of 1280~1340 and 1520~1580nm. Ultra lower power consumption, lower insertion loss and faster switching speed characterize the LT500 series. Input/output fibers are co-located on a single end of the module to enable optimal space management and simple integration with complimentary optical components. The pin control interface operates at 5 volt and is compatible with all standard printed circuit board assemblies.

The LT500 is designed for use in optical system and wavelength performance monitoring, and OEM network test systems. All configurations are designed to meet Telcordia 1221 performance and reliability standards. The latching mechanical function enables the lightpath to remain intact when input power is off.

LIGHTech supplies fiberoptic switching products to major telecom and datacom systems providers and end-users in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Our production facility in San Leandro, California (ISO 9001 certification completed 11/99) and our manufacturing partner in China ensure that we can ship stock components, integrated modules, and systems to meet demanding specification, delivery and cost objectives. At the same time, our commitment to customer service goes beyond rapid delivery to advancing the state of the art in fiberoptic technology. LIGHTech stands ready and able to create special configurations, custom products, and integrated systems to enable our customers to be successful. For more information, please visit or email to

Gloria Sun
Inside Sales Manager
Tel: 510-567-8307