SOURCE: Finisar

September 17, 2007 05:00 ET

Finisar Introduces 8 Gbps Long Wavelength SFP+ Transceivers and a Low-Power Alternative to Copper Cabling at ECOC 2007

Optical Technology Leader Leverages Innovation, Integrated Diagnostics, and High-Volume Manufacturing Capabilities to Widen Optical Portfolio

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - September 17, 2007) - Demonstrating its prowess in introducing new low-cost solutions to systems suppliers, Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) today introduced several new products at ECOC including the world's first 8 Gbps long wavelength Fibre Channel SFP+ Transceiver, and a compelling low-power optical alternative to copper cabling. These products provide the industry with innovative and cost-effective solutions for new, high-speed, high-performance communications applications. These products will be on display at ECOC 2007 in Berlin from September 17-19.

8 Gbps Long Wavelength SFP+ Transceiver

Being shown for the first time in Finisar's booth #17048, is the world's first 8 Gbps Longwave Fibre Channel SFP+ Transceiver for advanced storage networking applications. These 1310 nm transceivers support 1.4 km and 10 km transmission over single mode fiber (SMF) and are ideally suited for FICON- and disaster recovery storage applications. Based on reliable edge-emitting laser technology, these devices include Finisar's Digital Diagnostics technology as well as low-power dissipation of less than 1W. Finisar's SFP+ product family now includes shortwave and longwave transceivers at both 8 Gbps and 10 Gbps.

10 Gbps Active Optical Cable

Also being demonstrated in Finisar's booth #17048 is an optical alternative to copper cables for transporting high-speed data in datacenter, video, consumer, and industrial applications. This technology provides low-cost serial connectivity in a lightweight form factor with outstanding power/port efficiency. The elimination of optical connectors and the use of a user-friendly copper connector make it a seamless substitute for existing copper-based cable interconnects.

"Finisar understands that its customers must balance performance, cost, and power across a diverse profile of networks," said Todd Swanson, vice president of sales and marketing at Finisar. "Not only does Finisar offer the most options available on the market to enable developers to optimize their system offerings, its high-capacity manufacturing capabilities and robust laser technology guarantee the highest reliability for the lowest cost."

For more information about these Finisar products and other proven optical solutions, visit www.finisar.com or contact a Finisar Solution Expert at 1.408.548.1000 or sales@finisar.com. For information about ECOC 2007, Europe's largest optical communications event, visit www.ecocexhibition2007.com.

About Finisar

Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) is a global technology leader for fiber optic components and subsystems and network test and monitoring systems. These products enable high-speed voice, video and data communications for networking, storage and wireless applications over Local Area Networks (LANs), Storage Area Networks (SANs), and Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) using Ethernet, Fibre Channel, IP, SAS, SATA and SONET/SDH protocols. The Company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, USA. More information can be found at www.finisar.com.

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