MARCH 20, 2007 -- Alloptic Inc. (search for Alloptic) has announced receipt of its first patent from the Chinese government. With this patent Alloptic extends its intellectual property portfolio in passive optical networking to include the Chinese marketplace. The patent is for Alloptic's Point-to-Multipoint PON that utilizes variable-length packets (ZL 01 8 21736.2).
"We are pleased that the Chinese government has granted patent approval for this technology," said Tom Warner, CTO for Alloptic. "This patent is an important step for Alloptic as it provides broad intellectual property protection for Alloptic in China, as the patent covers the transmission of variable length packets over passive optical networks, including those carrying IP based traffic and those using packets formatted according to the IEEE 802.3 standard."
Alloptic says it was the first company to develop an Ethernet-based PON product. Its systems are in use around the world and offer years of operational experience. With a patented ability to support traditional TDM over an Ethernet-based platform, Alloptic asserts it can provide the full suite of emerging and legacy services for the complete range of voice, data, and video applications.
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