April 26, 2006 Petah Tikva, Israel -- Civcom, a developer and manufacturer of optoelectronic components, modules, and subsystems, announced a reduction in the cost of its 10-Gbit/sec Ultra Long Reach (ULR) line of transponders. The company says the cost reduction comes in an effort to match the market's prices for competitive Long Reach (LR) transponders.
"Civcom has built a solid reputation in the market by providing products that offer cutting-edge technology," comments Haim Laufer, senior vice president of sales for Civcom. "With these cost reductions, we are able to offer an even greater value without compromising the level of quality our customers have come to expect."
In an effort to boost the market's adoption of ULR transponders, Civcom says it will provide products, based on common specifications, with lower market prices. The company claims to be optimizing and perfecting its product line by developing new platforms, miniaturizing components, and integrating more functions into its products, while reducing costs.
As part of its Free-Light series of transponders, the company says its new product offerings include a range of 10-Gbit/sec widely tunable or fixed LR and ULR transponders based on the company's proprietary dispersion compensation technologies.
The company says the new products are designed to integrate with optical duo-binary, optical dispersion compensation, and electrical dispersion compensation technologies, supporting a range of applications for networks spanning from 80 km up to 200 km.