March 23, 2010 08:30 ET

JDSU to Increase Agility of Optical Networks; Develops ROADM and Tunable XFP Innovations

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - March 23, 2010) -  JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) today announced that it is continuing to expand its family of reconfigurable optical add drop multiplexer (ROADM) and tunable XFP optical products to increase the agility of optical networks. JDSU will introduce a series of these new products over the next six months to network equipment manufacturers (NEMs).

"Bandwidth capacity requirements continue to increase, requiring a great degree of flexibility in the network. To support this level of agility, all of the components within an optical network must also be agile," said Craig Iwata, senior director of Marketing for the CCOP business segment at JDSU. "We've collaborated with our customers on a mix of new products that will help them get the most agility out of every network node in the most cost efficient way possible."

As businesses and consumers use more on demand applications such as video, increasing volumes of network traffic are entering networks in unpredictable ways. NEMs and service providers are evolving their networks to more sophisticated architectures that can flexibly support this traffic.

New products from JDSU will enable colorless and directionless architectures, essentially enabling any add/drop port to be switched to any degree in the ROADM node.

ROADM Innovations
ROADMs add, drop, and switch wavelengths within an agile optical network. JDSU will introduce new ROADM products over the next six months tailored to meet various requirements that include:

  • Mini 50 GHz High Port Count WSS -- Will offer an increased port count of 23 ports with the same size and performance as the 1x9 Mini 50 WSS. This will enable increased cost efficiencies in a compact form factor for applications requiring high numbers of add/drop ports and colorless and directionless applications.
  • Mini 100 GHz Low Port Count WSS -- 1X2 and 1X4 WSSs designed to provide high performance but lower cost points for smaller-sized 100GHz applications.
  • Mini 50 GHz Low Port Count WSS -- Will offer 1X2 and 1X4 WSSs designed for high performance at lower cost points for smaller-sized 50 GHz applications.

Tunable XFP Innovations
Tunable XFP transceivers, products responsible for sending and receiving signals within agile optical networks, provide a dramatically smaller, pluggable and cost effective solution compared to older transceiver products. They are transforming available fixed XFP ports into tunable interfaces. New tunable XFP products from JDSU will provide performance enhancements and include:

  • Linear Tunable XFP+ Transceiver -- Will provide extended reach of 200km and enhanced tolerance to fiber impairments.
  • Enhanced Tunable XFP Transceiver -- Will provide increased power for metro and regional applications and improved OSNR performance.
  • Zero Chirp Tunable XFP Transceiver -- Designed to support long haul applications.

To see JDSU's new products and its entire AON portfolio, visit Booth # 2015 at OFC-NFOEC 2010 in San Diego, CA from March 23 - 25, 2010.

About JDSU
JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) enables broadband and optical innovation in the communications, commercial and consumer markets. JDSU is the leading provider of communications test and measurement solutions and optical products for telecommunications service providers, cable operators, and network equipment manufacturers. JDSU is also a leading provider of innovative optical solutions for medical/environmental instrumentation, semiconductor processing, display, brand authentication, aerospace and defense, and decorative applications. More information is available at

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