Finisar Invades OFC

Finisar announced plans to demonstrate the industry's first fully compliant 10GBASE-LRM X2 optical module at the 2006 OFC

March 7, 2006

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Finisar Corporation (Nasdaq:FNSR), a technology leader and pioneer in gigabit fiber-optics solutions for high-speed data and telecommunications networks, today announced plans to demonstrate the industry's first fully compliant 10GBASE-LRM X2 optical module at the 2006 Optical Fiber Communication Conference & Exposition and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC) this week in Anaheim, Calif. This product enables transmission of high-speed 10Gb/s data traffic at distances in excess of 220 meters over the multimode fiber (MMF) currently installed in most enterprises and buildings. In addition, Finisar will also exhibit the industry's first long distance 4Gb/s Fibre Channel CWDM SFP transceiver targeted at disaster recovery and real-time data mirroring applications, and the recently acquired Kodiak 40Gb/s short-reach transponder. These demonstrations reflect Finisar's proven expertise in enabling innovative fiber-optic solutions for high-speed data and telecommunications networks.

Finisar's 10GBASE-LRM X2 transponder uses Electronic Dispersion Compensation (EDC) technology to enable 220 meter transmission over multimode fiber, and is designed in accordance with the emerging IEEE 802.3aq Draft 3.1 standard. With less than 4W total power consumption, this transponder is ideal for use in networking systems such as Ethernet switches, routers and NIC cards.

Finisar also plans to demonstrate a long-reach 4Gb/s Fibre Channel CWDM SFP, enabling service providers to combine native SAN and Ethernet on a single fiber and transport the data over distances up to 80km. The transceivers are suited for applications such as Fibre Channel switches and multiservice equipment that require 4Gb/s Fibre Channel transport or link aggregation of multiple sources (such as 1/2 Gb/s Fibre Channel and Gigabit Ethernet) over long distances.

Furthering the company's commitment to high-speed optical transport, Finisar's Kodiak 40Gb/s short reach transponder provides outstanding jitter generation and receiver sensitivity performance. The Kodiak 40Gb/s transponder supports VSR client-side applications in systems such as core routers and SONET/SDH transmission equipment, and is fully qualified to meet Telcordia GR-468 requirements. Recently acquired by Finisar, the Kodiak 40Gb/s transponder has been in full production for over 24 months.

Finisar Corp. (Nasdaq: FNSR)

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