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Alphion Unveils FTTx Amplifiers

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J. -- Alphion Corporation, a leader in innovative discrete and integrated components for photonic regeneration, amplification, signal conditioning, wavelength management, photonic routing, performance monitoring and passive optical networking (PON), announced today, the introduction of two new semiconductor optical amplifiers. These devices are specifically designed to address amplification of FTTx networks. The new products, based on the Alphion proprietary QLight(TM) photonic technology platform, are available in an industry standard 14-pin butterfly package. Alphion will be introducing these new products to potential customers at the 2006 ECOC Conference and Exposition from September 25th to 27th in Cannes, France (Booth #606).

The QLight(TM) 1310nm amplifier is designed to amplify the upstream traffic while the QLight(TM) 1490nm amplifier is designed to amplify the downstream traffic. These amplifiers are both protocol and data-rate independent and can be used as a transmitter power-amp, a receiver pre-amp or as an in-line amplifier.

Chris Peterson, Alphion Vice President of Marketing, is confident about the market potential for these new devices. "These two new QLight(TM) amplifiers address the needs of the next generation of networks by expanding the limits of current GPON, EPON and BPON architectures. Not only do these amplifiers extend the reach of current technology, they allow PON systems to support increased numbers of users per node and faster data-rates. Amplification also allows customers to consider new PON architectures that further extend the capabilities of FTTx networks."

Alphion Corp.

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