Optiwave Systems Inc.

Optiwave Systems Inc.

May 14, 2008 07:00 ET

Optiwave Introduces New Version of OptiSystem Simulation Suite for Optical System and Amplifier Design

OptiSystem 7.0 Addresses Design Challenges in Optical Code Division Multiple Access for Passive Optical Networks (OCDMA-PON)

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 14, 2008) - Optiwave Systems Inc., the leading provider of optical component and system design tools, today announced the immediate availability of OptiSystem 7.0 - the latest version of its optical communication system design suite. This major release delivers a number of exciting new features, which facilitate the simulation and design of emerging optical network technologies. This includes Optical Code Division Multiple Access for Passive Optical Networks (OCDMA-PON), a framework which provides cost-effective transport, provisioning, and protection of multiprotocol network traffic.

In addition to new functionality, OptiSystem is now available in a newly designed 64-bit edition, addressing complex computing simulations requiring a significant amount of memory. The optimized code structure results in improved computing performance and efficient memory utilization. Users are now capable of running large scale 'real world' simulations, without the memory restrictions limited to 32-bit operating systems.

OptiSystem 7.0 includes a variety of new component models, including reflective semiconductor optical amplifiers (RSOA) for wavelength division multiplexed passive optical network (WDM-PON) architectures.

"Researchers in the field of optical communication and amplifier design see OptiSystem's capabilities as a valuable tool to help meet their complex research demands," said Dr. Jackson Klein, Director of Optical Systems at Optiwave. "This new edition of OptiSystem delivers an unprecedented array of simulation design features, and with the introduction of new component models addressing OCDMA-PON design, bolstered by the 64-bit edition, we see this release as our best work yet."

About Optiwave Systems Inc.

Optiwave is the leading provider of essential design tools for photonics, hosting an unparalleled suite of award-wining simulation software products. Optiwave provides a comprehensive variety of optical component and system design tools to hundreds of leading high-technology businesses and academic institutions. An established community of over one thousand scientific users in over forty countries worldwide supports Optiwave's hallmark of achievements in Canadian business for over a decade.

Optiwave is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada with an established distribution network throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. To download a free evaluation license, please visit Optiwave's online resource centre at optiwave.com.

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    Richard Rambaran
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