Test & Measurement

Avanex Announces Optical Amplifier

FREMONT, Calif. -- Avanex Corporation (Nasdaq: AVNX), the global provider of photonic processors that enable next-generation performance for optical communications networks, today announced the introduction of its PowerExpress(TM) Metro Bi-Directional Optical Amplifier. Avanex's newest photonic processor is designed to enable seamless connectivity within metro and access networks. The PowerExpress Metro Amplifier has already successfully completed a field trial with a major communications carrier and successful laboratory interoperability testing with the carrier and with three major OC-192 equipment vendors.

"Our PowerExpress Metro Amplifier offers a number of advanced technical features, proven interoperability, simple and economical operation and low cost," Walter Alessandrini, chairman and CEO of Avanex, said. "It is the latest in a line of next-generation photonic processing solutions that demonstrate the power of connectivity, the power of scalability and the power of efficiency."

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