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Tektronix Upgrades Optical Tester

Tektronix's entry into DWDM physical layer testing sets performance pace for optical component test

March 18, 2002

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BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Tektronix, Inc. (NYSE: TEK), a leading innovator in optical communication technologies, today announced a new series of physical layer measurement applications for its proven optical test system, setting new performance benchmarks in accuracy, resolution and throughput for optical equipment manufacturers of Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) components and network elements. Today, optical equipment manufacturers are challenged with making more efficient use of installed fiber to vastly increase available bandwidth while reducing the cost of deployment. Passive optical components for All Optical Networks are a key solution to this challenge, however, until now, test solutions have been unable to keep pace with manufacturers' needs when addressing the physical layer. The OTS9600 Series of optical test modules, a new product category for Tektronix' Optical Test System (OTS) Product Family, is a swept wavelength measurement system that specifically addresses physical layer testing for passive optical components. The OTS9600 Series enables companies to make great advances in optical research, development and manufacturing through industry-leading resolution, picometer level accuracy, and high dynamic range. It optimizes test time and assures equipment quality for manufacturers delivering optical products that cost-effectively increase network bandwidth and maximize fiber capacity. "Optical equipment manufacturers look to Tektronix to provide innovative test solutions that will help them deliver high-quality, low-cost optical products as the market resumes its growth," said Rick King, Vice President, Optical Business, Tektronix. "Prior to the OTS9600 Series, there was no physical layer test solution with sufficiently high wavelength resolution to address the narrow channel spacing of next-generation DWDM components while delivering the high dynamic range needed to fully characterize the component design." Tektronix Inc.

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