Sumitomo Electric showcases end-to-end optical solutions at OFC

February 26, 2004 Tokyo, Japan -- Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. displayed a broad range of optical solutions at the OFC 2004 Conference in Los Angeles this week. Its three US subsidiaries--ExceLight Communications, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave, and Sumitomo Electric USA--showcased extensive end-to-end capabilities and innovations provided by the Sumitomo brand name.

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Sumitomo Electric Lightwave's Type-65M24 Micro-Mass, v-groove alignment fusion splicer can splice up to 24 fibers in 50 seconds.

February 26, 2004 Tokyo, Japan -- Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. displayed a broad range of optical solutions at the OFC 2004 Conference in Los Angeles this week. Its three US subsidiaries--ExceLight Communications, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave, and Sumitomo Electric USA--showcased extensive end-to-end capabilities and innovations provided by the Sumitomo brand name.

New products include 40-km XFP transceivers, demonstrated by ExceLight Communications Inc. The 10-Gbit/sec pluggable transceivers can operate up to 70 ° C. Ideal for SONET OC-192 IR-2 and 10GBASE-ER applications, the transceivers feature a newly developed mini thermoelectric cooler (TEC), which requires only 60% of the power required by a conventional TEC, say company representatives. ExceLight also showcased its pluggable transceiver family, as well as the latest array of transmitters, receivers, lasers, photodiodes, and passive components.

Sumitomo Electric Lightwave unveiled its PureAccess pigtails and patch cords, which address the industry's need for component miniaturization and tight access wiring for applications requiring tighter routing and higher fiber density. The pigtails and patch cords boast bend radiuses of up to 7.5 mm (0.3 in.)--a 75% reduction in bend diameter from interconnect products utilizing standard singlemode fiber.

To address the need for increased productivity and speed for multi-fiber connectorization, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave's Type-65M24 Micro-Mass, v-groove alignment, fusion splicer sets a new standard for high fiber count applications, say company representatives. The company demonstrated the unit at OFC to highlight the quick 50-second splice time for 24 fibers. They claim the devices also features one of the fastest built-in fiber protection sleeve heaters on the market that can be used for either mass or single splicing applications.

Sumitomo Electric USA, meanwhile, showcased Sumitomo's Z-Fiber, a singlemode fiber with what it claims is the world's lowest transmission loss for use in long-haul submarine cable applications; PureEther-Access bend-insensitive 50- μ m multimode fiber with single and multi-fiber connectors for use in Ethernet applications requiring tight bend radiuses; and a selection of the latest in specialty optical fiber for both telecom and industrial applications. To offer customers the most comprehensive options for both their fiber and interconnect needs, Sumitomo Electric USA also displayed high-density, low-loss, and flame-retardant fiber interconnect solutions.

ExceLight Communications' 40-km XFP transceiver features a newly developed mini thermoelectric cooler (TEC) that requires only 60% of the power required by a conventional TEC.
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