Kailight Photonics announced the Beta release of two new transponders

March 14, 2007

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DALLAS -- Kailight Photonics, an industry leader in the development of advanced optical modules, announced today the Beta release of two new 40Gb/s transponders, the K-WorksTM TRAN-4400 and TRAN-4200, which are currently in trials with several major system vendors. Kailight also announced that it has received purchase orders for its K-WorksTM transponders from major systems vendors.

Kailight’s K-WorksTM family of optical modules are the industry’s most advanced 40Gb/s transponders available in an industry-standard 300-pin MSA packaging. These compact modules set a new standard in price and performance, while offering new functionality currently not available on any existing 40Gb/s transponder. The K-WorksTM TRAN-4400 supports Duo-Binary modulation for long-reach optical networking applications, while the K-WorksTM TRAN-4200 provides a low-cost NRZ solution for client-side networking applications.

“Kailight is very pleased with the level of interest that the market has shown in our K-WorksTM product line,” said Sagie Tsadka, CEO of Kailight. “The recent purchase orders, RFQs and customer trials validate Kailight’s market-leading position in the growing optical modules market.”

In a separate release:

DALLAS -- Kailight Photonics, an industry leader in the development of advanced optical modules, announced today the industry’s first 40Gb/s transponder that supports Differential Phase-Shift Keying (DPSK) modulation in an industry-standard 300-pin MSA package. The development of the new K-WorksTM TRAN-4800 is the latest addition to Kailight’s K-WorksTM product family.

With Beta samples available in 3Q of 2007, the K-WorksTM TRAN-4800 is designed to support long-haul optical networking applications. Kailight’s newest module will be OIF, SFI-5 compliant and will support a number of standards including OC-768, STM-256 and OTU-3. Additionally, the Transponder provides wavelength tunability over either the “Extended-C” or “L” bands.

“Kailight’s new K-WorksTM TRAN-4800 will round out the company’s 40Gb/s transponder portfolio,” said Sagie Tsadka, CEO of Kailight. “Now system venders have a single source that can serve all of their 40G transponder needs. Kailight can support short-reach, metro/regional, PMD-limited or long-haul applications with our full range of K-WorksTM Transponders.”

In a separate release:

DALLAS -- Kailight Photonics, an industry leader in the development of advanced optical modules, today announced that it is currently in development of a 10Gb/s optical transponder as the latest addition to Kailight’s K-WorksTM product family. The K-WorksTM TRAN-1000 is the industry’s first high-performance, tunable 10Gb/s transponder that is available in a Small Form-Factor (SFF).

In an effort to meet the need for smaller, more efficient 10Gb/s optical transponders, many companies have adopted the SFF packaging standard (2.2" x 3.0" x 0.53") that allows a 10Gb/s transponder to fit into the smaller 2.5Gb/s standard MSA footprint. Existing solutions, however, do not address the growing need for tunability. The K-WorksTM TRAN-1000 provides this capability in an OIF, SFI-4 compliant design that provides wavelength tunability over the Extended-C Band.

Unlike other companies that are working to address this market using tunable lasers with integrated Indium Phosphide modulators, Kailight’s unique design uses a high-performance Lithium Niobate modulator that supports longer-reach applications.

“Until recently, Kailight’s main focus has been on 40Gb/s applications,” said Sagie Tsadka, CEO of Kailight. “The TRAN-1000 adds a new dimension to the K-WorksTM family of optical transponders that will allow Kailight to address a new high-growth sector of the 10Gb/s transponder market.”

Kailight Photonics Ltd.

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