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ECI Telecom and NeoPhotonics Announce Use Of Ultra Low Loss PLC ROADMs In ECI Telecom’s XDM® Optical Platforms
New Ultra Low Loss ROADM Meets the Requirements for 40 Gbps Operation in Next Gen Metro and Long-Haul Networks
Brussels – September 23, 2008 – NeoPhotonics and ECI Telecom today announced here at the European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC 2008) that NeoPhotonics’ new Ultra-Low Loss Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) modules are being used in ECI Telecom’s XDM® Optical Networking Platform. The Ultra-Low Loss ROADM incorporates NeoPhotonics’ advanced planar lightwave circuit (PLC) technology to significantly reduce the insertion loss and increase the pass band, thus meeting the requirements for next generation 40 Gbps optical transmission systems.
“NeoPhotonics’ ultra low insertion loss and wide passband PLC ROADM, complementing ECI’s existing WSS ROADM, has enabled us to meet and surpass performance goals for next generation optical platforms, which we are now deploying in metro and long-haul networks around the world,” said Oren Marmur, Vice President, Optical Networking Line of Business of ECI Telecom. “In line with ECI’s 1Net, a comprehensive framework focused on the optimized transition to next-generation networks, NeoPhotonics’ PLC ROADM helped us achieve greater flexibility and cost-effectiveness, while guaranteeing compatibility with future 40 Gbps operations.”
“NeoPhotonics is very pleased to announce that ECI Telecom is a lead customer for our new ultra low loss ROADM modules,” commented Tim Jenks, CEO of NeoPhotonics. “ECI is widely recognized as a leading innovator in next generation optical networks and we feel that the advanced performance of our new ROADM modules will be a good fit for ECI’s architecture.”
“The incorporation of NeoPhotonics’ ultra low loss DWDM MUX/DMUX into the popular ROADM configuration we are currently shipping lowers insertion loss by more than 2 dB, significantly decreases ripple and increases the pass band by >50%, which are critical parameters in cascaded and 40 Gbps DWDM architectures,” said Ferris Lipscomb, V. P. of Marketing at NeoPhotonics. “NeoPhotonics’ ultra low loss ROADM is suitable for any of the popular 40 Gbps coding schemes and can be used in architectures which cascade up to 16 nodes.”
NeoPhotonics’ new ROADM module builds upon the success of NeoPhotonics’ extensive line of Planar Lightwave Circuit (PLC) products, including Arrayed Wavelength Gratings (AWGs) and Variable Optical Multiplexers (VMUXs). First shipped nine years ago, these products have been embraced by customers around the globe and have accumulated more than 300 million device hours in the field.
NeoPhotonics is showcasing here at ECOC, in booth 30, the industry’s most complete portfolio of MEMS and PLC based optical solutions, its extensive portfolio of GPON and GEPON transceivers for FTTH applications and its broad line of telecom transceiver products in SFF, SFP and XFP form factors.
About ECI Telecom
ECI Telecom Ltd. delivers innovative communications platforms to carriers and service providers worldwide. ECI provides efficient platforms and solutions that enable customers to rapidly deploy cost-effective, revenue-generating services.
Founded in 1961, Israel-based ECI has consistently delivered customer-focused networking solutions to the world’s largest carriers. The Company is also a market leader in many emerging markets. ECI provides scalable broadband access, transport and data networking infrastructure that provides the foundation for the communications of tomorrow, including next-generation voice, IPTV, mobility and other business solutions. For more information, please visit www.ecitele.com.
Certain statements contained in this release may contain forward-looking information with respect to plans, projections or future performance of the Company. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, product and market acceptance risks, the impact of competitive pricing, product development, commercialization and technological difficulties as well as other risks.
NeoPhotonics Corporation is a leading developer and vertically integrated manufacturer of photonic integrated circuit (PIC) based components, modules and subsystems for use in telecommunications networks. Our products include active semiconductor, passive PLC and MEMS multi-dimensional switching functions in a single product. This integration is enabled by integration, nanomaterials and nanoscale design and fabrication technologies. Backed by leading venture capital firms and institutional investors, NeoPhotonics maintains headquarters in San Jose, California and ISO 9001:2000 certified engineering and manufacturing facilities in Silicon Valley and Shenzhen, China.
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