October 22, 2002 - Switching subsystem vendor Lynx Photonic Networks is entering the China market after six months of groundwork. Last week, Lynx Photonic Networks participated in the Asia Pacific Optical Conference in conjunction with their newly appointed distributor, Luster Lightwave. Evaluations of Lynx switches are already scheduled with key Chinese telecommunications systems vendors.
In addition, Lynx has appointed Dr. Reuven Duer as director of physics for Lynx U.S. Operations. Duer will be based at Lynx headquarters in Calabasas, CA. For the past 3 years, he has headed up the development programs of all of Lynx's silica-on-silicon solid-state photonic switches.This underlying technology forms the building blocks of all of Lynx's dynamically reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers (D/R-OADMs) and intelligent protection switches.
Lynx completed development of new DR-OADM prototypes, and has achieved a through-path loss of less than 2.5 dB going through the entire DR-OADM switching matrix. This is a breakthrough in planar lightwave circuit performance. Lynx also recently demonstrated at ECOC, Copenhagen, Denmark, its intelligent, revertive 1:N Protection Switch, in conjunction with ECI's Lightscape Networks' XDM System - showing live protection of transponder shelves.
The company is headquartered in Southern California, with its R&D facility in Israel. Its supply-chain is dual-sourced in Europe and the United States through manufacturing contractors. Investors and strategic partners include ADC Telecommunications, Goldman Sachs, HarbourVest Partners, Infineon Ventures, Morgan Stanley, Telesoft, Walden and others. For more information visit www.LynxPN.com.