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Red-C Racks Up Raman Amps

Intros its new network interfaced product line, comprising all of Red-C's optical amplifiers, in a rack configuration

March 7, 2005

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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- RED-C Optical Networks, a leading provider of state of the art Locally Controlled Subsystems, based on optical amplification technology, introduced today its new network interfaced product line, which comprises all of RED-C's optical amplifiers, in a network interfaced rack configuration.

The Sentior 19000, the first network interfaced module commercially shipped by RED-C, incorporates RED-C's pioneering Sentior 9000, a fully protected Eye-Safe Raman amplifier, which comprises a comprehensive APR mechanisms, classifying it as 1M laser product. It is a rack unit, the size of 430 x 280 x 44 mm, which directly communicates with network's management. The unit also incorporates fans for cooling the Raman module.

The Sentior 19000 can work as a network element, communicating with networks' management via SNMP interface (or TL1). The unit comprises comprehensive monitoring and alarms LED display.

This product line of network interfaced modules is aimed at providing system vendors with enhanced flexibility and design alternatives in implementing their optical networks. It enables the incorporation of optical amplifiers as a new network element with minimal changes to network's hardware and operating software.

Yossi Boker, RED-C Co-Founder and CEO, says: "RED-C continues to innovate the optical amplifiers market with this design of network interfaced module, which adds to an impressive list of pioneering products, such as the Self Managed EDFA which incorporates spectral monitoring capabilities, the Gain-Switched Variable-Gain EDFA which substantially reduces variable-gain EDFA costs and the world-only Class 1M Raman amplifier. All these products are the result of intensive R&D work. We will continue providing our customers with the first-to-market best products, allowing them the competitive edge essential for gaining more business".

Red-C Optical Networks Ltd.

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