Designed to work in dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) optical networks that can transmit data at a heady 4-Gbps rate, the PHD interconnect system is well-suited for use in next-generation high-bandwidth communications systems and datacomm equipment. The new, multi-channel optical interconnect is said to offer significantly improved signal integrity and the lowest insertion loss of any similar connector presently on the market. The PHD system uses small-form-factor optics that permits design of densely packed interconnects. It has a scaleable architecture that allows the interconnects to be easily modified for use in a broad range of communications equipment. ITT INDUSTRIES, CANNON, Santa Ana, CA. (714) 557-4700.