Finisar announces 120-km DWDM SFP transceiver

September 2, 2004 Sunnyvale, CA -- Finisar Corp. today announced a new DWDM small form factor pluggable (SFP) transceiver with enhanced digital diagnostics functions and low power consumption.

September 2, 2004 Sunnyvale, CA -- Finisar Corp. today announced a new DWDM small form factor pluggable (SFP) transceiver with enhanced digital diagnostics functions and low power consumption.

The DWDM SFP transceiver is designed for metropolitan access and core networks, with spans up to 120 km and operating rates from 622 Mbits/sec to 2.7 Gbits/sec. The transceiver is compatible with the latest DWDM SFP multi-source agreement (MSA), established with the help of Finisar. In addition to the digital diagnostics functions supported in all Finisar SFP transceivers, Finisar's DWDM SFP allows system equipment manufacturers the ability to add additional diagnostics functions for enhanced network monitoring.

"Finisar was the first to market with CWDM GBICs, DWDM GBICs and CWDM SFPs," asserts Atikem Haile-Mariam, product marketing manager for WDM transceivers. "With the addition of the DWDM SFP to our WDM product portfolio, we've taken the next strategic step to address higher density applications."

By utilizing the DWDM SFP, telecommunication equipment manufacturers can reduce optical component design complexities, utilize fewer dedicated resources, and improve time to market goals.

Telecommunication service providers, in turn, will have the flexibility to easily add bandwidth on an as needed basis by utilizing individual DWDM SFPs at customer premises as opposed to line cards dedicated to pre-specified wavelengths. The ability to deploy scalable networks quicker will raise the service providers' potential to capture new metro wavelength services and increase revenue, say Finisar representatives.

The company's telecommunication offering includes a wide range of SFF, SFP, GBIC and XFP transceivers incorporating digital diagnostics functionality and covering all SONET/SDH rates (OC-3 to OC-192).

Finisar will demonstrate the new DWDM SFP transceiver next week at ECOC in Stockholm, Sweden, Booth # 203. Volume production shipments will begin in the fourth quarter of calendar year 2004.

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