translucent OXC - Computer Definition
A hybrid that can function as both an opaque OXC and a transparent OXC. A transparent OXC is a digital cross-connect (DXC) that can be characterized as optical-optical-optical (OOO), as it performs the switching function without converting the optical signal to electronic format. An opaque OXC requires that the optical signal be converted into electrical format before being switched by the electronic DXC, then converted back into optical format before being placed back on the fiber optic transmission system (FOTS). See also DXC, OEO, OOO, opaque OXC, OXC, and transparent OXC.