APRIL 29, 2008 -- Cable network provider PrimaCom AG has deployed a DWDM metro optical network in Saxonia, Germany based on OpVista Inc.'s (search for OpVista) OpVista2000 Optical Transport System. An additional metro optical network, also based on the OpVista2000, will be installed in Thuringia by the end of May 2008.
PrimaCom says it selected the OpVista2000 Optical Transport System for its innovative architecture optimized for digital video transport, as well as its patented Microwave Photonics technology for delivering high-bandwidth services on existing optical networks with incremental capacity expansion on a wavelength-by-wavelength basis.
The OpVista2000's widely-deployed Microwave Photonics technology uses densely-packed multiple optical carriers for the highest capacity on existing networks without costly re-engineering, explain OpVista representatives.Â With Microwave Photonics technology, OpVista2000 says it can deliver deployment cost savings of up to 50% compared to conventional DWDM equipment
"The OpVista2000 Optical Transport System gives us the bandwidth we need, now and in the future, to meet the rapidly increasing demands for advanced video, Internet, and telephone services from our subscribers," contends Markus Schmid, CEO of PrimaCom AG.
"OpVista is pleased to be working with a forward-looking operator such as PrimaCom," adds Karl F. May, president and CEO of OpVista. "Their innovative vision of packages of triple-play subscriber services is among the most advanced in Europe, and OpVista will help PrimaCom meet their service objectives by cost-effectively providing the rapidly growing metro optical network bandwidth they need."