GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- NANOPTICS, INC.
today announced the formation of a joint venture
with strategic partner SAMYANG CORP. The new company, Digital Optronics
Corporation, will further develop Nanoptics' new method
for mass production of Graded Index Plastic Optical fiber (GRIN POF) for
use in Digital Communications.
GRIN POF is a high bandwidth digital communication medium for
distances up to100 meters (330 feet). It will compete in two primary
markets namely Residential Networking and Optical Backplanes within the
Internet infrastructure.GRIN POF is the ideal medium for these applications as it is
inexpensive, unaffected by electromagnetic interference, is very secure,
stable at high temperatures, extremely resilient, easy to install with
minimal training and is able to transmit data at speeds of up to 2
Truly the fiberoptic medium of the future for these applications,
the project has been appropriately named "Firebase", because of its
blazing speed and potential universal use as a basic networking medium.
Firebase GRIN POF compares well with existing primary media,
i.e. Glass Optical fiber (GOF) and twisted copper wire. Firebase is
substantially less expensive to manufacture and install than both copper
wire and GOF, is faster than copper and significantly easier to handle
and connect than GOF.