CoAdna Intros New WSS

CoAdna Photonics introduces 2x1 Wavelength Selective Switch (WSS)

February 21, 2008

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- CoAdna Photonics, Inc., a leading supplier of WSS modules for ROADM and WXC applications, today announced the introduction of an ultra compact Liquid Crystal-based module – a 2x1 Wavelength Selective Switch (WSS) that enables system providers to build flexible and intelligent optical networks cost-effectively. The 2x1 WSS will be showcased along with its popular WSS 4x1, 8x1, and 9x1 modules at CoAdna’s OFC/NFOEC’08 Booth #2330 at San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA, February 26-28, 2008.

“The 2x1/1x2 WSS is the first module to extend colorless ROADM from the Metro Core to Metro Access and beyond,” said Dr. Jim Yuan, President and CEO of CoAdna Photonics. “Besides the excellent performance characteristic of our WSS product line, the 1X2 for the first time provides drop and continue capability with a fully programmable drop ratio. It allows carriers to meet today’s demanding requirements for triple-play (voice, data, and video) deployments,” said Dr. Jack Kelly, VP and CTO of CoAdna.

The product incorporates all of the functionality and reliability of the LightFlow™ platform that has been demonstrated with successful Telcordia qualification of DCEB™, WSS 4x1/1x4, 8x1/1x8, and 9x1/1x9 modules. These modules have been deployed in large volumes (>3,000 modules at >1,000 nodes), carrying live traffic for Tier-1 carriers in North America and other regions of the world.

CoAdna provides a broad WSS portfolio to cover all areas of ROADM and WXC applications ranging from 1x1 DCE/Wavelength Blocker (DCEB™) to Nx1 or 1xN with N=2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 and higher-port-count WSS modules. These remotely configurable modules enable customers worldwide to expand their offerings of high speed internet services, IPTV, VOD, and other emerging applications with robustness, consistency, compactness, superior performance and the lowest power consumption.

CoAdna Photonics Inc.

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