BTI Photonic Systems changes name to BTI Systems, opens new design center

OCTOBER 17, 2007 -- According to the company, the name change reflects its momentum and expertise in delivering systems that combine optical, Ethernet, and SONET/SDH into a single, flexible platform optimized for the network edge.

OCTOBER 17, 2007 -- BTI Photonic Systems (search for BTI Photonic Systems), supplier of packet-optical edge networking equipment for the delivery of gigabit services, today has changed its company name to BTI Systems. According to the company, the change reflects its momentum and expertise in delivering systems that combine optical, Ethernet, and SONET/SDH into a single, flexible platform optimized for the network edge. To support the continued investment in packet optical equipment, BTI Systems is opening a design center in Marlborough, MA, that will focus on expanding the company's next generation of packet-optical networking products.

"BTI delivers flexible and affordable optical edge networking for service providers seeking to quickly build out networks beyond the core," explains Lance Laking, president and CEO of BTI Systems. "With our new design center and streamlined focus on microWDM and packet solutions, we are pushing forward to lead the development of data networking solutions that support increasing demand for the delivery of bandwidth-intense applications over a fiber infrastructure."

Packet optical networking (search for ) is expected to grow into a multi-billion dollar market by 2012, according to Heavy Reading. This shift will represent a 115% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2008 to 2012, say Heavy Reading analysts. Packet optical equipment would represent about one half of all growth in metro/regional optical transport during the next five years.

Since 2001, BTI Systems has focused on delivering flexible equipment for the optical edge, enabling carriers to provide subscribers with the most advanced data delivery system, says the company. The BTI platform combines optical layer functions into one platform that can seamlessly integrate into existing networks, extending reach and fiber capacity, note BTI representatives.


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