November 03, 2011 08:30 ET

JDSU Earns High Marks in Broadband Technology Report Rankings

Innovative JDSU Broadband Test Solutions Ranked 4.0 and 4.5 out of Possible 5.0 in 2011 Diamond Technology Reviews

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 3, 2011) - JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) announced today that three of its innovative communications test and measurement solutions received high scores in Broadband Technology Report's 2011 Diamond Technology Reviews for the role they play ensuring consumer quality for advanced broadband service deployment. JDSU test products consistently rate very high in this annual program, now in its seventh year.

The JDSU DSAM Field View QAM™, SmartID™ Advanced Coax Probes and PathTrak™ WebView™ 3.0 solutions were awarded scores of 4.0 or higher out of a possible 5.0 with high acclaim from top industry executive judges. Key factors included technical usefulness within broadband networks for problem-solving, simplifying test processes, reducing costs and expenses, improving subscriber experience and simplifying technicians' tasks.

"Over the years, our high ratings reflect JDSU's ability to deliver innovation expertise to our customers that comes from close collaboration with service providers helping to drive cost-efficiency, quality and subscriber loyalty," said Koji Okamoto, director in JDSU's Communications Test and Measurement business unit.

The Diamond Technology Reviews 2011 judges' evaluations and comments included the following:

  • The JDSU DSAM Field View QAM solution, which rated a 4.5 out of 5.0, was said to "put the field technician back in charge… its single-ended troubleshooting and time-of-day testing is a real plus." The solution enables users to troubleshoot live DOCSIS upstream carriers in real time and eliminates the need for network operations center support for field group testing. It pinpoints problem sources, speeds repair and improves customer satisfaction.

  • JDSU's industry exclusive SmartID Advanced Coax Probes, which rated a 4.5 out of 5.0, was called "the first product of its kind to deliver practical comprehensive testing of the entire home during installations, reconnects and trouble calls." It certifies, or locates problems in, in-home cable networks for triple-play and multi-room digital video recorder (MoCA®) services in less than 2-minutes.

  • PathTrak WebView 3.0, which rated a 4.0 out of 5.0, was declared "an excellent 'next step' tool that helps operator field technical teams tightly focus on two of their most valuable resources -- their upstream spectrum and their field technicians' time." The solution delivers real-time visibility into the upstream performance of cable networks and monitors subscriber service quality.

The Diamond Technology Reviews evaluated 42 products submitted by 25 companies. The panel consisted of engineering executives from Bright House, Charter, Comcast, Cox, Suddenlink, Sunflower Broadband and Time Warner Cable.

JDSU will exhibit these and other communication test and measurement solutions at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, booth #864, November 15-17 in Atlanta.

About JDSU
JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) innovates and markets diverse technologies that enhance the way people experience the world every day. We enable fast, high-quality communications, secure financial transactions, reliable consumer electronics, green energy, differentiated brands and a host of other solutions. We provide these solutions through three business segments: Communications Test and Measurement, Communications and Commercial Optical Products, and Advanced Optical Technologies. To learn more about JDSU, please visit and and follow us on JDSU Perspectives, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

About the Diamond Technology Review program

The BTR Diamond Technology Reviews ("the Diamonds") is a renowned industry program that was developed to recognize some of the top products and solutions available to the cable industry as determined by a stellar panel of MSO engineering experts. Engineering executives from Bright House, Charter, Comcast, Cox, Suddenlink, Sunflower Broadband and Time Warner Cable served as third-party judges for the 2011 Diamonds. Every year, BTR invites vendors to submit written information about products/solutions that have been released or upgraded since the previous year's SCTE Cable-Tec Expo (October 2010). Criteria used in the Diamonds rankings include, first and foremost, unique technology or application thereof, innovation, ease of use, efficiency, reliability and contribution to profitability.

About Broadband Technology Report
Broadband Technology Report (BTR), celebrating its 7th anniversary in 2011, is the cable and telecom industry's premier source for product and technology news, and is the most successful and fastest growing online outlet for product information and deployments; reviews and rankings; technology expertise; and buyer/seller facilitation. BTR's portfolio includes online, print and video assets, all designed to help network operators build, upgrade and maintain high-performance communications networks. BTR, backed by over 70 years of combined industry experience, delivers its email, online, print and video production services to more than 21,000 subscribers. If you are interested in subscribing, consult BTR is owned by Hermes Media, LLC.