Glimmerglass was founded in March 2000 to develop large true optical cross-connects.
The ability of true optical cross-connects to provide order of magnitude improvements in flexibility, size, heat and power over electrical cross-connects has been understood for over 10 years, but the technology to construct them has proven difficult.
Glimmerglass mastered the technology, earning 15 patents in the process, and began shipping products in 2002. We have now shipped over 20,000 ports of optical cross-connects with a strong reputation for product quality and reliability. Customers range from AMS-IX and US Government, to Cisco, Intel, Siemens, Mitsubishi, Swisscom and NTT. In addition, major telecom suppliers have selected Glimmerglass to supply the cores of their forthcoming telco-grade cross-connect products.
We are currently seeing a boom in the usage of optical fiber worldwide, the creation of a New Optical Internet. This is leading to increased usage of Glimmerglass Intelligent Optical Switches in a broad spectrum of applications ranging from monitoring and protection of complex fiber plants to Dynamic Fiber Management in unmanned sites to flexible provisioning within Telecom Core Networks.
Glimmerglass will continue to lead in the Heart of the New Optical Internet with both innovation and execution.