MAY 29, 2007 -- OpVista (search for OpVista) has renamed its recently launched "AnyWave" family of optical networking products to "nWave." OpVista made the move to avoid potential dispute with Vanu Inc.'s use of the "AnyWave" terminology.
Vanu provides software radio technology and has a registered trademark on the term "Anywave."
Despite having to adopt a second naming choice, OpVista asserts the new nWave brand "perfectly expresses OpVista's product capabilities, invoking the image of exponentially raising the power of a carrier's existing optical networking infrastructure." Featured in the May 2007 issue of Lightwave under its original name, nWave technology is designed to enable carriers to boost existing single 2.5-Gbit/sec wavelength capacity to 10 Gbits/sec, overall network capacity from 40 Gbits/sec to 800 Gbits/sec, and increase 10-Gbit/sec networks up to at least 4 Tbits/sec.
Carriers such as Cox Communications and Time Warner Communications are transforming their existing metro infrastructure to OpVista nWave networks to meet end user demand for high-bandwidth services, the equipment supplier asserts.
"The nWave network is designed to create reliable and robust carrier Ethernet networks quickly and cost-effectively. OpVista's nWave products fit easily into current networks, creating scalable anywhere capacity, as well as the network resilience carriers need to deliver true business services," said Karl May, president and CEO of OpVista.