Finisar Intros 1x20 WSS

Finisar introduces first 1x20 high port count wavelength selective switch with Flexgrid technology

September 13, 2011

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) today introduced the latest member of its industry leading ROADM product portfolio, a 1x20 high port count WSS with Flexgrid™ technology. The 1x20 WSS with Flexgrid™ is specifically designed to enable telecommunications carriers to migrate to higher data rates (400 Gb/s and beyond), interconnect more fiber directions at each node, and offer colorless, directionless and contentionless (CDC) ROADM operation. This new product will be demonstrated for the first time at the European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC) in Geneva, September 19-21, in Finisar's booth #1118.

In rapidly expanding telecom networks, Finisar's 1x20 WSS high port count device is designed to enable carriers and service providers to increase the level of meshing within the network through higher nodal capacity while offering superior performance across express (through traffic) ports. This helps to minimize end-to-end system penalties and maximize the number of ports available for CDC add/drop modules. Enhanced filter bandwidth technology integrated into these products is designed to enable current and future high speed signals to travel longer distances and through more ROADM nodes. The intended benefit is increased network flexibility and lower cost per gigabit per second per mile.

"The introduction of Finisar's 1x20 WSS with Flexgrid results from Finisar's ongoing commitment to provide the solutions our customers need to address the next generation of ROADM and wavelength cross-connects in optical networks," said Eitan Gertel, Chief Executive Officer, Finisar Corporation. "These important enhancements to our WSS product portfolio are fully compatible with Finisar's Flexgrid capabilities introduced earlier this year and will give network designers the tools to provide cost effective flexible network architectures."

Finisar Corp. (Nasdaq: FNSR)

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