TeraXion ships fixed dispersion compensators to Siemens Networks

March 15, 2007
MARCH 15, 2007 -- Siemens Networks is using TeraXion's ClearSpectrum DCX in its SURPASS hiT 7300 and SURPASS hiT 7500 DWDM transmission platforms.

MARCH 15, 2007 -- TeraXion Inc. (search for TeraXion) today announced the commercial deployment of its fixed dispersion compensation products, the ClearSpectrum DCX, on Siemens (search for Siemens) DWDM transmission platforms SURPASS hiT 7300 and SURPASS hiT 7500.

Siemens and TeraXion say they have accomplished significant achievements in their joint development work. "I am very pleased about our relationship with TeraXion," reports Uwe Fischer, vice president of DWDM product management at Siemens Networks. "It is an integrated part within our next-generation optics strategy. SURPASS hiT 7300 allows the carriers to build their network capacity as bandwidth demand dictates, starting from very small deployments and upgrading in service to complex, all-optical meshes carrying up to 3.2 Tbits/sec per fiber pair," he explains.

With TeraXion, supplier of fixed dispersion compensators designed for 10- and 40-Gbit/sec optical systems, Siemens says it is now able to deliver a competitive product offering. Siemens considers ultra-low insertion loss among the key benefits of TeraXion's ClearSpectrum DCX. This product suite also reduces initial capital expenditure by replacing conventional dispersion compensation fibers (DCFs) and eliminating the need for mid-stage access amplifiers, say Siemens representatives. In this way, Siemens SUSRPASS hiT 7300 and SURPASS hiT 7500 are able to offer competitive first-build costs without compromising any upgrade capabilities.

"We are delighted to have developed a strong partnership with Siemens," adds Dr. Martin Guy, vice president of product management and technology at TeraXion. "TeraXion's efforts in supporting Siemens team over the past two years have definitely set a new industry benchmark for high performance systems at the lowest possible cost," he contends.

In the last year TeraXion says it has shipped more than 1,000 units of fixed dispersion compensators to Siemens.

The ClearSpectrum-DCX will be on display in Booth #3157 during the 2007 OFC/NFOEC exhibition, to be held March 27-29, 2007, in Anaheim, CA.

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