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March 10, 2015 05:00 ET

Finisar Introduces WaveShaper Optical Processor With Reprogrammable MxN Port Configuration

Finisar Also Upgrades Functionality of WaveAnalyzer 1500S Optical Spectrum Analyzer

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - March 10, 2015) - Finisar (NASDAQ: FNSR) today introduced the WaveShaper™ 16000S Programmable Optical Processor with reprogrammable MxN port configuration. In addition, the WaveAnalyzer 1500S High Resolution Optical Spectrum Analyzer offers new functionality ideally suited for Research & Development applications.

The WaveShaper 16000S capabilities have been extended by offering additional port configurations. In addition to the standard 4x16 configuration, this instrument now supports 1x19, 8x12 and 10x10 port configurations. User-defined filter functions with arbitrary shape in amplitude and phase can still be applied between any input and any output port. This flexible port allocation is of particular importance to research on Software Defined Networks (SDN).

The WaveAnalyzer 1500S adds enhanced signal analysis capability for Optical Signal to Noise Ratio (OSNR) Measurements in real time with update rates of up to 10 Hz. The WaveAnalyzer's 6-point OSNR measurement technique enables OSNR measurements on densely spaced channels by exploiting the high spectral resolution (150 MHz) of the instrument.

The WaveShaper and WaveAnalyzer instruments can be controlled using Finisar's intuitive graphical user interface packages or simple Application Programming Interface (API). The API is available for both Windows and Linux operating systems and allows integration of the instruments in test system environments.

"With the upgrades of the WaveAnalyzer 1500S and WaveShaper 16000S, Finisar continues to demonstrate its commitment to provide advanced test solutions for leading edge of optical communication technology," said Dr. Simon Poole, Director of New Business Ventures, Finisar Australia. "The WaveAnalyzer 1500S provides real-time OSNR measurements on advanced, densely spaced channel plans, while the WaveShaper 16000S provides a unique platform for research into dynamically configurable networks in Telecom and Storage applications." 

Both instruments are available now for shipping in April 2015. 

The WaveAnalyzer 1500S High Resolution Optical Spectrum Analyzer and the WaveShaper 16000S Programmable Optical Processor will be on display at the Optical Fiber Communications Conference (OFC) from March 24 to 26 at the Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, USA, at Finisar's booth #1403.

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Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) is a global technology leader for fiber optic subsystems and components that enable high-speed voice, video and data communications for telecommunications, networking, storage, wireless, and cable TV applications. For 25 years, Finisar has provided critical optics technologies to system manufacturers to meet the increasing demands for network bandwidth and storage. Finisar is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, USA with R&D, manufacturing sites, and sales offices worldwide. For additional information, visit Stay up to date with Finisar by reading the Lightspeed blog and connecting with us on Twitter, Facebook, and the YouTube Finisar Channel.


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