18 June 2002 -- Protodel, an optics component developer for the telecommunications, test and measurement and gyro markets, has established a new Telcordia-compliant testing laboratory at its UK headquarters near London.
The lab will enable ProtoDel's product range to be tested for compliance with the Telecordia GR-1221 standard crucial to the penetration of US and Canadian markets.
"The new facility shows our commitment and plans for growth into the US market," said Dr Ian Giles, CEO and founder of ProtoDel. "With this laboratory in-house, we can react quickly to customer needs and ensure that all new products are developed to the Telcordia requirement from the outset".
Products can be tested for a range of conditions, including: high temperature damp storage (85degC and 85% RH); high temperature dry Storage (to 85degC); cold storage (to -40degC); and mechanical shock.
The opening of this facility follows ProtoDel's appearance at the OFC exhibition in Anaheim, California, where the company says it took "a record number" of sales leads.
Also at OFC, ProtoDel launched new products including: a non-invasive power monitor to operate solely within the evanescent field of optical transmission; an all-fibre high power optical shutter; and a Mark III variable optical attenuator (VOA), which the company claims is "the only all-fibre attenuator to cover the crucial wavelength C, L and S bands in the single unit".