New Polatis 576 – the largest optical circuit switch in the world

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Published: 31st March 2023

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Polatis 576 from Red Helix

Our range of Huber+Suhner Polatis switches provides flexibility, power reduction, and a low and deterministic latency for a wide variety of data centre, broadcast transmission, test automation, and cyber visibility applications.

Made in Cambridgeshire UK, our optical switches do not require cooling and they draw 100 times less power than electrical packet switches – letting you switch 100’s of fibres, each with 100 channels of 100G with just the power of a light bulb.


Introducing the Polatis 576 – the largest non-blocking optical circuit switch in the world!

Adding to our portfolio of 8×8, 32×32, 48×48, 96×94, 144×144, 192×192, and 384×384 port count switches, our new Polatis 576×576 optical switch brings the high-speed connectivity and resilience of our existing switches to high-capacity environments.

With a port count of 576×576, it provides 80% more capacity than any other solution on the market, using just 8RU of rack space.

Advanced resilience

For extra resilience, our new Polatis 576×576 features a redundant architecture to underpin reliability and availability of the switch. This gives you the option to add field-addressable spare ports to further protect mission critical services.

Huber+Suhner Polatis 576×576


Multiple applications

Our Huber+Suhner Polatis switches provide a robust switching strategy for a wide variety of applications, including:

Data centre internet cross-connects
Automate link protection, instantly provision, and switch data on a mass scale at the touch of a button whilst reducing your energy usage and carbon footprint. And don’t forget, switching at Layer 1 means protocol agnostic, so whether you’re working with 1G or 800G, our optical switches provide a future proof strategy with a low cost of ownership.

Broadcast transmission
Moving live, compressed, and uncompressed video requires low latency and the flexibility to change links at the flick of a switch. Our optical switches provide the low latency, high bandwidth flexibility you need whether you’re in production, studio, or broadcasting from live events.

Test automation
If you want to unlock efficiency gains in your test labs, our optical switches enable the one-time clean connection of optical test tools and devices on a mass scale. This lets you bring full automation and 24/7/365 remote access to your test labs to accelerate new releases without introducing risk.

Cyber visibility
When you need to remotely connect and aggregate feeds for cyber monitoring, our protocol agnostic Huber+Suhner Polatis optical switches move with the pace of new network technologies like 5G, 400Gbps and 800Gbps – whilst continuing to deliver feeds from lower speed networks.


See our switches in action!

Whether your objective is to upgrade resilience, accelerate innovation, or reduce costs, our Huber+Suhner Polatis switches provide tomorrow’s capabilities at a fraction of today’s energy usage.

If you have any questions or would like to see our optical switches in action, please complete the short form below and we’ll get straight back to you.

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