Chemoptics announced a polymer-based external cavity tunable SFP+ for CWDM wireless fronthaul network in 2009. Now, Chemoptics' tunable SFP+ transceiver can reduce opex significantly, since it can be used to support any DWDM channel regardless of the allocated wavelength via the colorless nature of its tunable laser. Moreover, it supports the plug-and-play operation, which enables fast, easy, and cost-effective installation and maintenance.
Judge's comment: "Very innovative and there is potential market demand. Having low cost tunable lasers for front haul applications is a problem and this product offers a solution."