LuxN Expands DWDM Access Options

LuxN plans will dip into its recent $55 million in funding to help launch metro access products at Supercomm

April 16, 2001

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LuxN Expands DWDM Access Options

With $55 million in new funding, LuxN Inc., which makes wavelength-division multiplexing systems for the metropolitan access market, is gearing up to announce new access products to be unveiled at the Supercomm tradeshow in Atlanta (see LuxN Finds More Funding).

Agnes Imregh, the company’s vice president of marketing, offered Light Reading a peek at the planned announcements, which indicates the company intends to expand its product line deeper into enterprise connectivity and metropolitan area networks at the same time.

The first set of announcements is centered around software and hardware enhancements to its existing optical networking platforms. The current product line includes: the WavStation, a DWDM access platform designed for carrier points of presence that collects and manages traffic from end-users; the WavFarer, a DWDM platform designed for the basements of multitenant buildings and providing connections among enterprise applications; and the WavPortal, a customer premises device designed to provide affordable WDM connectivity to enterprise customers.

The second big announcement slated for Supercomm is the introduction of a new, higher capacity product designed for the metro core. This new product will most likely put LuxN in the same camp as DWDM metro systems companies like Alcatel SA (NYSE: ALA; Paris: CGEP:PA), Ciena Corp. (Nasdaq: CIEN), Nortel Networks Corp. (NYSE/Toronto: NT), ONI Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: ONIS), and Sycamore Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: SCMR).

The company also plans to announce its optical strategy, providing more detail on product launches through 2002.

“If you look back at what we’ve done so far, we started out in the enterprise and have expanded that out into the access market,” says Imregh. “We plan to go even further and offer a complete set of metro optical products servicing carrier needs from the curb to core.”

For more information on Supercomm 2001, please visit the Light Reading Supercomm 2001 Preview Site.

-- Marguerite Reardon, senior editor, Light Reading

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