SOURCE: Optelian


November 08, 2011 09:27 ET

Optelian Honored by IEEE Ottawa

Company Recognized for Leadership in Optical Communications

OTTAWA and MARIETTA, GA--(Marketwire - Nov 8, 2011) - Optelian, a trusted designer and manufacturer of SMART™ optical transport systems, today announced that it has been named Outstanding Information and Communications Technology company by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Ottawa Section. Optelian received this award during the organization's 67th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Banquet "for successfully leading the design and manufacture of optical transport systems and providing optical performance solutions."

"Optelian is a fast growing R&D and manufacturing optical networking technology company in the Ottawa area. They are in a strong growth phase and have been creating engineering and manufacturing job opportunities for graduates in the Ottawa area," said Sreeraman Rajan, PhD, SMIEEE Chair, IEEE Ottawa Section. "Amongst the several nominees for the IEEE Ottawa Section Award in the area of Information and Communication Technology companies in the Ottawa region, Optelian stood out in its technology and capabilities, increase in revenue, and employment creation. The committee was impressed by its growth and its continued efforts to keep the manufacturing presence in Ottawa."

The IEEE Ottawa Section presents its annual awards to local companies/organizations involved in technology development in the area(s) of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Environmental (CleanTech) and Clean Energy. The candidate companies are selected based on the input from the IEEE membership, the wider engineering community in the Ottawa region, and the Ottawa Carleton Research Institute (OCRI).

"We are very honoured to be acknowledged with this award from IEEE Ottawa," said Dave Weymouth, co-founder, President and CEO, Optelian. "We are extremely proud of our entire team of employees who, design, develop and manufacture our products and supply and service our customers worldwide."

The IEEE Ottawa Section Award Committee selected recipients based on a number of factors, including:

  • Innovation and patents
  • Products and technology
  • Benefits and services for the region, province, and country
  • Employment
  • Market driven strategy for the local and international industry

About Optelian
Optelian, a trusted designer and manufacturer of optical transport systems, serves some of the world's largest network operators. With more than 11,000 systems and over 216,000 wavelengths installed, the company is known industry-wide for its exceptional product quality, speed of delivery, superior customer support and custom-design capabilities. Since 2002, Optelian's portfolio of optical solutions has enabled telecom, multi-service operator (MSO), utility, and enterprise customers to expand their fiber capacity so they can increase revenue, cost-effectiveness and efficiency. The company's Sales, Marketing and Service operations are located in Marietta, Georgia, with in-house development and manufacturing based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. For more information, visit

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