APA Optics, Inc. (Nasdaq: APAT) announced that new orders for its dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) products have been received from two existing customers. One order is for four 56-channel DWDM devices, while the other covers 20 8-channel DWDM units. This is the second order that APA has received for 20 or more units.
"APA's patented bulk diffraction grating technology is ideally suited to support increasing channel counts. We believe the competitive advantages of our technology, including low insertion loss and compact device size, are enhanced as channel count increases," said Anil K. Jain, APA's president and chief executive officer.
Bulk diffraction grating technology also lends itself to flexible wavelength designation in that devices can be adjusted to the customers' desired channel frequency very late in assembly. "Our device can be tuned to different sets of channel frequencies by simply adjusting the orientation of a key component," said Terry VanderWert, APA's general manager for fiber optic products.
The Company believes that bulk diffraction grating based DWDMs also have the ability to compete in the lower channel count segment of the market.
Significant progress has been made on meeting Telcordia standards, despite a delay in formal testing and building units for evaluation, according to VanderWert. In order to focus on fulfilling production orders, the Company has delayed the production of DWDM units for testing under Telcordia standards.
About APA Optics:
APA Optics, Inc. manufactures and markets advanced products for the fiber optic communications, optoelectronics and laser industries, including dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) components, ultraviolet (UV) detectors, nitride epitaxial layers and custom optics.