ADC partners with Novera Optics

JUNE 18, 2007 -- ADC has entered into an OEM agreement with Novera Optics Inc. to deliver a new access transport platform based on PON and DWDM technologies.

JUNE 18, 2007 -- ADC (search for ADC) has entered into an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with Novera Optics Inc. (search for Novera Optics) to deliver a new access transport platform based on PON and DWDM technologies. ADC will feature this product, the PONy Express 16, at NXTcomm 2007 (Booth #5107).

Under terms of the agreement, Novera Optics will supply equipment to ADC for customers in North America, Europe, and South America.

The PONy (Passive Optical Network over wavelengths) Express 16 is designed to use DWDM to provide cost-effective access to business parks, campuses, and multi-dwelling unit/multi-tenant units over a shared network infrastructure without sacrificing security or limiting bandwidth. Up to 16 customers can be simultaneously connected with each having up to 1 Gbit/sec of dedicated, symmetrical bandwidth. The platform is designed to enable service providers to address multiple markets such as fiber-to-the building (FTTB) and fiber-to-the-curb (FTTC) with a single product.

"We are pleased to partner with Novera Optics and offer an exciting economical, high-performance optical solution for our customers to help them overcome the bandwidth bottlenecks in their access networks," said Hilton Nicholson, president of the Active Infrastructure Business Unit for ADC. "By working with multiple ADC business units to integrate the PONy Express 16 into their products, we have developed a compelling solution unique in the industry."

ADC says its PONy Express 16 transport platform offers a broad range of benefits for service providers, including bandwidth of up to 20 Gbits/sec on a single fiber, support for multiple services and mixed bit rates, and ease-of-service upgrades without service interruption to other users. Operationally, each ONT is "colorless," which ADC asserts eliminates the sparing issue that plagues traditional DWDM systems and provides "plug-n-play" system provisioning. Integrated with its FTTX connectivity products, the PONy Express 16 enables the company to offer a complete solution to service providers that is simple and cost-effective to implement while remaining adaptable enough to support existing and future technologies, ADC asserts.

"We are excited about the prospect of working with ADC, one of the leaders in the FTTX market, which will open up new markets for us," said Bernd Hesse, vice president of marketing and business development at Novera Optics. "The PONy Express 16 enables ADC's customers and service providers worldwide to deliver the bandwidth their customers need now and in the future to address multiple markets with one solution."

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