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Sunrise Enhances SunSet Tester

Sunrise Telecom enhances its Optical Time Domain Reflectometers with new affordable modules for its SunSet Modular Test Toolkit platform

June 23, 2005

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Defining the next generation of Optical Time Domain Reflectometers (OTDRs), Sunrise Telecom(R) Incorporated (Nasdaq: SRTI), a leader in testing and monitoring solutions for voice, video, data services and next-generation digital multi-media, today added two new versions of its Micro OTDR modules to its industry-leading SunSet Modular Test Toolkit (MTT) handheld platform. These new multi-mode OTDRs deliver the powerful performance and features expected from Mini-OTDRs in one of the industry's smallest packages -- only 5.0"x 3.5"x 0.9" (126 x 90 x 22 mm) for the module -- at lower cost, allowing outside plant and network installation and maintenance managers to expand their test gear, eliminating the need for technicians to share equipment and boosting productivity. In tandem with the Sunset MTT platform, the new SSMTT-35C and SSMTT-35D Micro OTDRs form an all-in-one solution for telecom and enterprise testing.

"As demand for bandwidth increases while fiber cost continues to decrease, enterprises, telecom and cable TV companies zealously install more fiber throughout their corporate and access networks. These installations typically are comprised of high quantities of relatively short fiber creating unique and demanding installation and maintenance scenarios," said Charlie Songpetchmongkol, product manager at Sunrise Telecom. "To meet these challenges, technicians and engineers require an extremely small, portable and inexpensive OTDR. This need is precisely what drove Sunrise Telecom to develop the Micro OTDR series."

Designed around proven technology specifically to test optical fiber in access and corporate (IT) networks, the SSMTT-35C Micro OTDR module for Multi-mode 50/125 um fiber and SSMTT-35D Micro OTDR module for Multi-mode 62.5/125 um fiber both support dual wavelengths at 850 nm and 1300 nm. In combination with Sunrise Telecom's single-mode OTDR modules, the Micro OTDR series addresses a wide range of OTDR requirements in access networks from LAN and metro optical networks to FTTP (Fiber-to-the-Premises).

The Micro OTDR modules offer many advanced features including LSA (Least Square Approximation) to improve the accuracy of splice loss measurement, dual markers to determine fiber section loss and distance, and standard Bellcore GR-196 format for storage. Simplifying and speeding testing, the new Micro OTDR modules allow technicians to secure a complete measurement automatically using a single AUTO button. The results can be stored in a standard MMC card and transferred to a personal computer effortlessly for further detailed analysis and reporting.

Sunrise Telecom Inc.

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