March 02, 2011 08:30 ET

JDSU Introduces Multi-Port Test Module for ONT-600

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - March 2, 2011) - In conjunction with the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC), JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) today introduced the ONT-600 Multi-Port Test Module (MTM) for the successful development of today's next generation of high-capacity optical network elements delivering carrier Ethernet, optical transport networks (OTN) and 100G services.

The JDSU ONT-600 MTM promises to revolutionize the transport test market by bringing unparalleled value with comprehensive multi-protocol, multi-rate support and industry-leading port density up to 10G rates.

To meet the need for increasing bandwidth demand, network equipment manufacturers are building increasingly higher port density into their network elements. As such, they require an increasing number of test equipment ports with minimal budget. To address this trend, the MTM's port density and comprehensive feature set reduces capital expenditure (CAPEX) and operating expense (OPEX) by eliminating the need to purchase, manage and maintain multiple test sets to achieve the same job.

"With the immense surge in high-bandwidth services, the proliferation of video and need for high-capacity networks, JDSU test tools help manufacturers accelerate time to market with uncompromising quality," said Lars Friedrich, vice president and general manager, JDSU Communications Test and Measurement business segment. "The JDSU ONT-600 MTM's port density and diverse test capability for high-bandwidth Ethernet, OTN and SONET/SDH services ensure the rapid design and verification of network elements at a fraction of the cost."

System verification and production users in particular will benefit from the MTM. The ONT-600 MTM maximizes efficiency and minimizes production time by allowing up to four users to simultaneously and independently use one module. With up to 12 modules supported in a single ONT-600 mainframe, users can make the most out of their shared resource by enabling up to 48 independent tests. Operationally, the MTM's advanced high port density design also enables users to reduce infrastructure and power consumption costs by providing a design that is 4 times smaller and with 50% less power consumption than today's test solutions.

Complementing the MTM, JDSU also introduces the new ONT-600 platform. Built on the market leadership of the ONT-500 platform, the ONT-600 maximizes scalability and flexibility through the support of 1G to 100G technologies for all stages of the product development lifecycle, research and design, system verification testing, and network element production testing.

JDSU won the 2011 Global Market Leader award by Frost & Sullivan for SONET/SDH, which included OTN and Ethernet (jitter/wander) capabilities. JDSU will be exhibiting the ONT-600 MTM and additional enterprise test and measurement solutions at OFC, booth #1401, March 8-10, 2011 in Los Angeles.

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 twitter at