Lumentis provides WDM network for US stock exchange traffic

March 17, 2004 Stockholm, Sweden -- Lumentis AB has announces that its all-in-one optical wavelength platform has been successfully deployed by OMHEX for stock exchange traffic in the New York metropolitan area.

Mar 17th, 2004

March 17, 2004 Stockholm, Sweden -- Lumentis AB has announces that its all-in-one optical wavelength platform has been successfully deployed by OMHEX for stock exchange traffic in the New York metropolitan area.

The NEBS-certified network solution has been deployed in a 214-km optical add-drop ring providing redundant Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), OC-48, and OC-3 connections between data centers located in New York and various locations around New Jersey.

"We are pleased to have gained the trust of OMHEX as a global supplier for optical network solutions," contends Pär Johanson, director for marketing and sales at Lumentis. "With the Mentis solution, OMHEX has an excellent network to grow the customer base and increase capacity in a smooth and cost effective way. Our success with OMHEX is good example of how Lumentis has recognized the financial and enterprise market as an important and fast growing market segment for optical networking solutions," he adds.

By deploying Lumentis' all-in-one platform OMHEX will be able to adapt their network to higher capacity and changes in topology. The Mentis all-in-one transport system enables both CWDM and DWDM transport technology using the same card cage, same fiber pair, and same management application. Each deployed link will always have the best price-performance without additional overhead costs, claims the company. A variety of plug-in units, combining several traffic streams into single wavelengths, are used by OMHEX to provide higher wavelength utilization. This reduces equipment and operational costs, removes overhead costs, and simplifies network growth plans.

"We have been able to reduce the optical losses in our system architecture so that we can offer un-amplified WDM solutions in the metro with the same scalability as amplified solutions," explains Dr. Ulf Persson, director of system and network design at Lumentis. "That is a key differentiator compared to other suppliers and it opens up networking possibilities that otherwise wouldn't be possible to implement in a real field application."

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