Sweden's Royal Institute of Technology selects Lumentis for connectivity across the Baltic Sea

MAY 25, 2004 Stockholm--Sweden's Royal Institute of Technology (Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan -- KTH) is selecting Lumentis optical transport equipment for a Gigabit Ethernet link to support the current research needs of Ventspils University College and the BalticOpen.net project at KTH as well as their future expansion in the region.

MAY 25, 2004 Stockholm--Sweden's Royal Institute of Technology (Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan -- KTH) is selecting Lumentis optical transport equipment for a Gigabit Ethernet link to support the current research needs of Ventspils University College in Ventspils, Lativa and the BalticOpen.net project at KTH in Stockholm, as well as their future expansion in the region. BalticOpen.Net is a project which is part of the Communication System Design course at the Microelectronics and Information Technology (IMIT) department at KTH. The project is run by six students and its aim is to establish a link between KTH, Sweden and Ventspils, Latvia for educational purposes, such as distance learning or group meetings. The 400-km Gigabit Ethernet link includes a 175-km un-amplified route across the Baltic Sea.

"By deploying Lumentis equipment in a fiber across the Baltic Sea, we can solve our current communication needs and a vast variety of upgrade options for the future both in terms of speed and geographic coverage. This new project will fit in perfectly in our ongoing research into new standards [e.g. GMPLS] that will enable the open networks philosophy," says Professor Björn Pehrson.

Lumentis offers an all-in-one CWDM, DWDM and SONET/SDH platform. The platform enables the elimination of optical amplifiers without sacrificing network utilization and scalability.

"Lumentis supports KTH in their implementation of high speed connectivity and flexible scalability for Universities in the Baltic," says Pär Johanson, director of marketing and sales at Lumentis. "By deploying Lumentis' all-in-one platform, Sweden's Royal Institute of Technology will be able to secure network and capacity expansion needs for generations to come."

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