April 11, 2011 08:27 ET

EMCORE Announces 10G Family of openGear Video Transport Technology at NAB Show 2011

ALBUQUERQUE, NM--(Marketwire - Apr 11, 2011) - EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components, subsystems and systems for the fiber optics and solar power markets, announced the addition of 10Gb/s optical transport cards for the openGear platform. EMCORE's 10G technology and platform is designed to be the next-generation high-bandwidth fiber optic video transport systems for broadcast and professional audio/visual markets.

With a growing demand for high-speed video distribution technology, EMCORE has expanded its portfolio to include new products that support the television broadcasting and film industry. As demand for bandwidth grows, fiber technology becomes critical to meet such bandwidth requirements as well as enhancing existing infrastructure. The openGear card family supports a modular design with innovative daisy-chain technology at a 10Gb/s bandwidth and allows feature updates remotely.

"At NAB 2010, we announced our partnership with openGear as well as introduced several new products for the broadcast equipment market. We are applying our high-speed design expertise and taking our product line to the next level by introducing new high-speed fiber optic solutions for the fast growing television broadcast and professional audio/visual marketplace. These new enhancements will provide our customers with unparalleled flexibility in deploying fiber optic solutions to broadcast networks and professional audio/visual markets," said Henok Tafese, Director of Business Development for EMCORE's Fiber Optic Video business unit.

Enhancements include:
OPG 3G HD dual link Transmitters/Receivers
OPG DVI Transmitters/Receivers
OPG 16-channel embedder/de-embedder Transmitters/Receivers
OPG L-band IFLs Transmitters/Receivers

The complete breadth of EMCORE products will be on display at NAB 2011, April 11-14, Las Vegas Convention Center at booth N5015.

EMCORE Corporation is a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the broadband, fiber optic, satellite and terrestrial solar power markets. EMCORE's Fiber Optics segment offers optical components, subsystems, and systems that enable the transmission of video, voice, and data over high-capacity fiber optic cables for high-speed data and telecommunications, cable television (CATV), and fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) networks. EMCORE's Solar Photovoltaics segment provides solar products for satellite and terrestrial applications. For space and satellite applications, EMCORE offers high-efficiency compound semiconductor-based gallium arsenide (GaAs) solar cells, covered interconnect cells, and fully integrated solar panels. For terrestrial applications, EMCORE offers concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) systems for utility scale solar applications as well as offering its high-efficiency GaAs solar cells and CPV components for use in solar power concentrator systems. For specific information about our company, our products, or the markets we serve, please visit our websites at and

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