Xlight Claims 10 Gig First

Says it's first to offer a 10Gb/s 300 pin MSA transponder capable of tuning over the entire C-band with wavelength spacing of 50GHz

September 15, 2002

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XLight Photonics, a manufacturer of tunable fiber-optic subsystems for metro and long-haul DWDM systems, announces the availability of the world's first "Widely Tunable, 10Gb/s 300 Pin MSA Transponder" at the opening of NFOEC 2002 in Dallas, Texas. The XL-UFTT10G is a widely tunable 10Gb/s 300 Pin MSA transponder that is capable of tuning over the entire C band with wavelength spacing of 50GHz. The transponder is designed specifically for metro and long-haul DWDM applications and offers the immediate benefit of cost savings both to system vendors and service providers through sparing and inventory reduction. Other enabled applications include dynamic wavelength provisioning, backup and protection. The XL-UFTT10G also supports an optional ultra fast wavelength tuning mode. This mode enables Optical Packet Switching applications and dynamic network scaling and provisioning. To support Optical Packet Switching applications, the transponder also includes a burst mode receiver with an ultra fast locking CDR. XLight Photonics is presenting the newly released, widely tunable transponder at the NFOEC 2002 Exhibition, booth number 508. "With the introduction of our tunable transponders, carriers and system vendors can immediately reduce their sparing and inventory costs on a plug-and-play basis by replacing existing fixed-wavelength transponders with XLights' tunable ones", said Prof. Dan Sadot, XLight's Co-founder and CTO. "Currently, many of the system vendors are forced to allocate precious human resources and expertise in order to design a tunable transponder functionality in-house," he said. "Our 300 Pin MSA form factor will allow system vendors to introduce wide tunability while at the same time saving space and increasing system density" said Ilan Brillant, Director of Business Development. "By offering an MSA transponder, Xlight bridges the technological gap exist between laser suppliers and system vendors and thus simplifies the implementation process of tunability within systems and accelerates the penetration rate of tunability into optical networks," Ilan added. Xlight Photonics

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