Transmode, Proximion to demonstrate 10G dispersion management platform at OFC

March 2, 2006 Stockholm, Sweden -- At next week's OFC/NFOEC event at Anaheim, California, Transmode and Proximion Fiber Systems AB announced that they will jointly demonstrate a 10-Gbit/sec network platform using an ultra-low loss and full-band dispersion compensation module.

March 2, 2006 Stockholm, Sweden -- At next week's OFC/NFOEC event at Anaheim, California, Transmode and Proximion Fiber Systems AB announced that they will jointly demonstrate a 10-Gbit/sec network platform using an ultra-low loss and full-band dispersion compensation module.

The companies call the Proximion DCM-FB module used in the demonstration "a next generation dispersion management solution utilizing Fibre Bragg Grating (FBG) technology" to enable systems vendors to provide more cost-effective 10-Gbit/sec network connectivity.

"Our DCM-FB, based on our world-class FBG Technology and demonstrated in the Transmode system, is designed to meet the requirements from the most demanding optical networking applications," says Pär Johanson, director marketing and sales at Proximion.

"As DWDM networks are becoming more and more advanced, the importance of dispersion management is constantly increasing," adds Magnus Öberg, CTO at Transmode.

Transmode provides a range of WDM based optical networking devices that address optical access and optical transport applications; the company recently announced enhancements to its product portfolio to include extended reach capabilities.

"Our aim is to supply xWDM systems that offer the most cost-effective network solutions, including dispersion compensation for 10 Gbit/sec today, whilst also being prepared for our customers' development of more flexible optical networking in the future," continues Öberg. "The advantages of FBG-based dispersion management such as the low loss, the low residual dispersion for any fiber, and the small building practices are enablers towards achieving this."

Transmode says its products are deployed in more than 100 customer networks, addressing a range of applications including long reach networks requiring dispersion management.

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