Movaz and Bandwidth9 deliver tunable optical network solutions

OCt. 11, 2001--Bandwidth9, a provider of optical transmission subsystems, announced it is working with Movaz Networks to develop and manufacture a key component of Movaz's metro optical networking solutions.

Bandwidth9, a provider of optical transmission subsystems, announced it is working with Movaz Networks (Atlanta, GA) to develop and manufacture a key component of Movaz's metro optical networking solutions. The companies have been working for several months on pioneering tunable architectures for remotely tuning wavelengths in optical networks.

The companies have entered into a development and production agreement that begins by imbedding tunable transceivers, based on Bandwidth9's MetroFlex product line, into the Movaz RAY product portfolio. Movaz Networks has introduced carrier-grade optical networking products for metro edge, access, and core applications. By combining optical transport and switching capabilities as well as a GMPLS optical control plane, Movaz is delivering a product platform specifically designed for managed wavelength services.

MetroFlex transmitters are based on Bandwidth9's vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) and micro electro mechanical structure (MEMS) technologies, which deliver faster, more precise wavelength tuning and stability than other solutions. The Bandwidth9 laser tunes and locks to a specific wavelength in less than 200 microseconds-50 times faster than competing solutions-and it boasts a truly continuous tuning range that brings more deployment and provisioning flexibility to metro carriers.

About Bandwidth9, Inc.:

Bandwidth9 is a designer and manufacturer of precision-tunable optical components and subsystems for metropolitan networks. For more information, visit www.bw9.com.

About Movaz Networks:

Movaz Networks provides next generation all optical solutions for delivery of cost effective wavelength services. For more information, visit www.movaz.com.

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