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 http://www.lightreading.com

StartUpGuy1 12/4/2012 | 8:31:16 PM
re: LuxN Expands DWDM Access Options Luxn has to have a product set that can aggregate from the user sites into the metro core. This would be the obvious place. Their current product does not have the wavelengths needed as an aggregation device.

Their current product addresses cost effective fiber relief, mulit-protocol WDM and easy provisioning. They seem to be saying "keep what you have and augment your infrastructure, dont replace it". Good tact in this time of CapEx cuts and the need to generate revenue from existing offerings.
KJune 12/4/2012 | 8:32:34 PM
re: LuxN Expands DWDM Access Options What does LuxN intend to bring to the market?

Besides some unique technology, how about affordability? LuxN is the ONLY company at the moment that is actually delivering an affordable over all high capacity network solution that meets the needs of small to medium Metropolitan agencies with limited fiber optic resources.
Milano 12/4/2012 | 8:33:25 PM
re: LuxN Expands DWDM Access Options What does LuxN intend to bring to the market? Another me too? With Optera Metro, ONI and Ciena out there, they'd better shoot for a niche if they want to succeed (I'm still not sure what Sycamore and Alcatel niches are, let alone Zaffire, but that's beside the point).

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