HUBER+SUHNER Polatis delivers the world’s lowest loss, all‐optical switching solutions for dynamic remote fiber‐layer provisioning, protection, monitoring, reconfiguration and testing, with over 1000 systems shipped worldwide. The company is part of the HUBER+SUHNER group, whose ultimate parent is HUBER+SUHNER AG, based in Zurich, Switzerland. H+S Polatis has R&D and some manufacturing facilities in Cambridge (UK) and further manufacturing facilities located near Krakow (Poland). Over 80% of H+S Polatis products are exported to customers outside the EU.
At the core of Polatis’ switching solutions is its unique DirectLight® technology, which combines piezoelectric actuation with integrated position sensors to provide non‐blocking connectivity between 2D arrays of collimated fibers directly in free space (thus avoiding the performance impairments associated with traditional MEMS devices). Significantly, switching occurs completely independent of the power level, color or direction of light on the path, enabling pre‐provisioning of dark fiber and avoiding concatenation of switching delays across mesh or multi‐stage switch networks.
Polatis’ dependable, field‐proven DirectLight® optical matrix switch technology currently scales from 4×4 to 384×384 fiber ports with typically 1dB optical loss, applying class‐leading performance to telecommunications, datacenter, government, test and video networks.