Congratulations OFC 2004 Winners

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Lightwave is pleased to recognize the winners of its fourth annual Attendees' Choice Awards, held at the 2004 Optical Fiber Communications Conference in February. The awards are designed to provide a "grass roots" view of what's hot and what's not, and many OFC attendees took the time to tell us which products impressed them the most at the show. Look for additional Attendees' Choice Awards opportunities at the upcoming NFOEC 2004 in September.

Product information on the more than 60 product nominees that participated in the OFC Attendees' Choice Awards is contained in the February issue of Lightwave and available at 148672

The OPTera Metro 3500 next-generation SONET platform enables the creation of new differentiated storage and Ethernet while leveraging existing infrastructure. It provides multiservice aggregation through a wide range of interfaces, including DS-1/-3, Transmux, STS-1, OC-3/-12/-48/-192, 10/100Base-T and 100Base-FX Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, and storage (Fibre Channel and Ficon), for optical broadband networking.
Nortel Networks, St. Laurent, QuebecTh 148673

An athermal VPG-based optical-spectrum-analyzer spectral engine, the IntelliGuard optical-channel performance monitor (OCPM-050-080) is designed for embedded network test applications. For OEM subsystem integration, the Telcordia GR-1209/1221-qualified DWDM meter provides ±50-pm absolute wavelength accuracy, ..60-dB dynamic range, ±0.5-dB channel power accuracy, low power consumption, no moving parts, and <50-msec response time.
BaySpec, Fremont, CATh 148720

For the calculation and analysis of band structures of 2-D and 3-D photonic crystals (PCs), BandSOLVE includes advanced layout utilities for both standard and arbitrarily complicated PC structures and .. fibers. It also features fast and accurate simulation engines based on both the PWE and FDTD algorithm for all types of materials and is complementary to the FullWAVE FDTD-based simulation tool for PBG devices.
RSoft Design Group, Ossining, NYTh 148674

The OVA optical vector analyzer provides complete characterization of optical components and submodules. It is available ..with an external tunable-laser option or comes in a multiport version designed for volume testing.
Luna Technologies, Blacksburg, VATh 148675

The MAX CI-03 fiber-optic cleaver requires single action for one cleave of fiber with fine square endface. For multiple applications—from fiber-optic component and device manufacturers to cable installers—it has a compact design and user-friendly outfit.
Ilsin Precision, Tae Jeon, South KoreaTh 148676

For PC and APC 2.5-mm ferrules in the field or on the production floor, Ferrule Mate can clean connectors plugged into the backside of a panel or inside an enclosure. Its dust cap has a flip-open end for inserting any ferrule or connector for Features include a spring-loaded tip for consistent cleaning and an adjustable head for angle-mounted adapters.
Seikoh Giken USA, Norcross, GA

For SONET/SDH systems operating from 9.9 to 11.3 Gbits/sec, the VSC8477 16:1 SerDes transceiver includes an integrated multiplexer, an input equalizer, an adaptive demultiplexer, a clock recovery unit, and a clock multiplier unit. A VGA front-end programmable input-signal gain and bandwidth equalization is integrated with the transceiver. It adjusts the threshold and phase sampling points on two internal independent sampling channels. The two-channel architecture enables relative bit-error-rate monitoring without affecting the active data channel's integrity.
Vitesse, Camarillo, CA

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