Latus Lightworks' Technology to feature Corning wavelength selective switch in optical networking solution

May 30, 2001
May 29, 2001--Latus Lightworks, a long-haul optical backbone systems developer and a part of the Iris Group of companies, will incorporate an L-Band version of the Corning PurePath Wavelength Selective Switch (WSS) in its new ultra-high-capacity optical network architecture.

Latus Lightworks and Corning Incorporated announced that Latus Lightworks, a long-haul optical backbone systems developer and a part of the Iris Group of companies, will incorporate an L-Band version of the Corning PurePath Wavelength Selective Switch (WSS) in its new ultra-high-capacity optical network architecture.

Corning�s PurePath Wavelength Selective Switch platform, a liquid-crystal-based device which can operate in the C-Band or the L-Band, provides access to either individual wavelengths or wavelength bands without pre-defining channel spacing. This spectrum flexibility enables Latus Lightworks to provision, process and add/drop optical signals in either band cost-effectively from a single, remotely configurable device.

Latus Lightworks' next generation transport solutions focus on adding greater capacity, flexibility and reach to data-centric networks. Latus has developed an optical layer transport solution that provides ultra-high-capacity transmission in the network core. Its WaveBand optical add/drop technology provides a streamlined means of routing wavelength bands across the optical transport network without compromising support for traditional optical interfaces and services.

The wavelength manageability of the WSS makes it optimal for network applications that process diverse data. In addition, it has low insertion loss and high channel uniformity that allows systems designers to adopt channel plans that maximize bandwidth.

The PurePath Wavelength Selective Switch and the PurePath Dynamic Spectral Equalizer, Corning's other remotely configurable liquid-crystal-based device with add/drop applications, can accommodate a wide range of channel spacing from 50 GHz and up. Both devices will be manufactured at Corning's Garden Grove facility in 2001 and in the new Fountain Valley facility in 2002.

Corning's Optical Networking Devices division brings together a portfolio of technologies and design capabilities to create solutions for managing wavelengths in metro, long haul and extended reach optical networks. Corning's optical add/drop, optical cross-connect and equalization products are designed to lower network cost and enhance service delivery by enabling optically transparent, remotely configurable system architectures.

About Latus Lightworks:

Latus Lightworks develops packet optimized, data centric, ultra long haul transport solutions for core optical networks. Founded in March of 2000, Latus Lightworks is located in the Telecom Corridor area of north Dallas. Latus is part of the Iris Group of companies, founded to create an end-to-end optical network portfolio.

About Corning:

Established in 1851, Corning Incorporated manufactures optical fiber, cable and photonic products for the telecommunications industry; and high-performance displays and components for television and other communications-related industries. For more information, visit www.corning.com.

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