Tropic Networks announces Wavelength Tracker technology patent

Dec. 3, 2003
3 December 2003 Ottawa, Canada Lightwave--Tropic Networks is awarded a United States patent for its breakthrough technology, Wavelength Tracker, which delivers maximum manageability and flexibility to core regional and metro-area networks.

3 December 2003 Ottawa, Canada Lightwave--Tropic Networks is awarded a United States patent for its breakthrough technology, Wavelength Tracker, which delivers maximum manageability and flexibility to core regional and metro-area networks. The patent relates to the identification and management of every wavelength traveling throughout the optical network, a critical capability widely recognized as a fundamental building block for all regional-metro wavelength backbones going forward.

"This patent is just one in a set of patents applied for around Wavelength Tracker and other Tropic inventions to date," said Kevin Rankin, president and chief executive officer, Tropic Networks. "Our ability to invent, patent, and implement these types of unique technologies in our optical transport platform allows us to deliver a fully managed, highly flexible architecture for regional and metro-area networks."

Benefits of the patented technology include manageability, simplified operations, flatter networks, reduced need for field engineering, savings in capital expenditures and operating expenditures and flexibility for changing network requirements. The Wavelength Tracker technology is part of the company's TRX-24000 DWDM transport platform. Tropic Networks has more than 80 patents filed for its technologies; seven patents have been issued to date, more are pending.

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