Alcoa AFL and Xanoptix partner to deliver end-to-end connections

March 13, 2001
Mar. 13, 2001--Alcoa's AFL Telecommunications business has partnered with Xanoptix, Inc. to provide data users with the ability to go faster with end-to-end MM fiber optic connections.

Alcoa's AFL Telecommunications business has partnered with Xanoptix, Inc. to provide data users with the ability to go faster with end-to-end MM fiber optic connections.

With AFL's end-to-end passive optical solutions and Xanoptix's newly introduced XTM-1 transceiver and innovative 72-fiber connectors, optical networks now have greater flexibility, speed and bandwidth.

At the upcoming Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) conference in Anaheim, CA, Xanoptix will demonstrate the ability to transmit data at 200 Gb/s over more than 1km of 72-channel, 50-micron multi-mode optical cable supplied by AFL.

AFL application engineers were instrumental in helping Xanoptix select and configure the necessary passive components for the OFC introduction. In addition to the XTM-1 transceiver and 72-fiber connectors designed and developed by Xanoptix, key ingredients to the success of this introduction were AFL hardware, assemblies, cables, splicing equipment and engineering expertise.

About AFL:

AFL, an Alcoa business, is a global provider of fiber optic products and services to the electric utility, telecommunications, data communications, and broadband industries. It provides full system solutions from long haul to the desktop.

About Xanoptix:

Xanoptix, Inc. develops high-speed optical connection products for next generation data links and optical communication applications. Xanoptix offers flexible networking solutions for the high-growth data communications and telecommunications markets.