Kodeos acquires Intersymbol

March 8, 2006 Anaheim, CA -- Kodeos Communications, a provider of 10-Gbit/sec optical transponders and subsystems, announced its acquisition of Intersymbol Communications, a developer of electronic dispersion compensation (EDC) devices.

March 8, 2006 Anaheim, CA -- Kodeos Communications, a provider of 10-Gbit/sec optical transponders and subsystems, announced its acquisition of Intersymbol Communications, a developer of electronic dispersion compensation (EDC) devices.

Kodeos says the acquisition broadens its Marathon and Constellation product portfolios to include products that will feature Intersymbol's SmartCDR EDC product line. Intersymbol says its SmartCDR product, based on Maximum Likelihood Sequence Estimation (MLSE) technology, is considerably more powerful than traditional DFE/FFE approaches.

"As Kodeos is the leading optical duobinary supplier in the world and has leading-edge transmit-side processing capabilities, the acquisition of Intersymbol is synergistic," contends John Wyatt, CEO of Kodeos Communications. "It provides key receive-side technology that will allow the combined companies to have leading-edge expertise in both transmit and receive side processing."

Kodeos says its current Marathon product line incorporates a range of 10-Gbit/sec transponders with long-distance capability and high dispersion tolerance (+/-3200 ps/nm), while conforming to the standard 300-pin multi-source agreement (MSA), as well as the standards of the Optical Duobinary MSA, International Telecommunications Union (ITU), and the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF). The company says that development has already begun on the second generation of the products, including the integration of MLSE technology.

The Marathon products address system requirements for applications including single-channel client, fixed DWDM, widely-tunable C-band, and L-band DWDM systems. The company's Constellation products are based on subsystems for dispersion compensation, amplifications, and other electronic and optical features.

"Kodeos has built a very strong reputation in the industry and is recognized as the leader in extended reach," concludes Andrew Singer, president of Intersymbol Communications. "Intersymbol brings receive side processing to the table and as a single entity, Kodeos will further strengthen its position in the market."


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