Finisar Ships WSS

Finisar announces general availability of 50 GHz wavelength selection switch with dynamic reconfigurability

September 23, 2008

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Finisar Corporation (FNSR - News), a global technology leader in fiber optic solutions for high speed networks, today announced general availability of the industry's first 50 GHz Wavelength Selection Switch (WSS) for 10 and 40 Gb/s telecom and data communication networks. Qualified to Telcordia standards, Finisar's next-generation Wavelength Selection Switches are the only production-qualified devices providing dual and mixed channel spacing for both 50 and 100 GHz channel plans. These highly flexible and reconfigurable devices increase 40G capacity in the network while reducing cost for applications from the core to the edge of the network.

Finisar's WSS devices feature LCoS technology, which extends several advantages over traditional WSS and Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) linecard implementations, including dynamic reconfiguration to meet changes in traffic demand, mixed/dual channel plans, and programmable channel contouring/filter shaping. LCoS increases reliability and enhances bandwidth performance by having no moving parts.

"With our LCoS-based Wavelength Selection Switches, Finisar continues to integrate intelligent features into our WSS and ROADM portfolio to provide customers with the most reliable 40 Gb/s products at the lowest cost," said Dr. Allen Conduit, vice president and general manager of WSS technology at Finisar. "Volume availability coupled with software-defined optical functionality will enable Finisar to target new applications and market segments."

Finisar Corp. (Nasdaq: FNSR)

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