Optiwave Systems Inc.

Optiwave Systems Inc.

May 13, 2009 07:00 ET

Optiwave Introduces OptiSystem 8.0

Major Software Upgrade Addresses Design Challenges in Emerging Optical Network Technologies

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 13, 2009) - Optiwave Systems Inc., the leading provider of optical component and system design tools, today announced the immediate availability of OptiSystem 8.0, the latest version of its optical communication system design suite. This major release delivers a number of exciting new features, which address the design of advanced passive optical network (PON) architectures using orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM), optical coherent systems, and injection locked Fabry-Perot laser diodes (FP LD).

"OptiSystem 8.0 is a significant milestone in our mission to deliver a fully flexible design suite to meet the demands of today's engineers in the field of optical communication and amplifier design," said Dr. Jan Jakubczyk, President of Optiwave. "This new version enables us to deliver a rich simulation design experience that researchers are demanding today."

With new numerical models such as time-domain Stimulated Brillouin Scattering (SBS) for high-power Ytterbium doped fiber amplifiers, extended digital signal processing modules, additional CSRZ/DPSK transmitter components and much more, OptiSystem 8.0 is a compelling upgrade for users currently running previous versions of OptiSystem.

"One of the reasons why OptiSystem has become such a phenomenon among serious optical network design engineers is that Optiwave built a complete solution with an extensive component library that is fully capable of designing the complete transmission layer for the creation of next generation networks," said Dr. Jackson Klein, Director of Optical Systems at Optiwave. "We thank our worldwide community of users for providing constructive insight and feedback, allowing us to deliver another great product."

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 fifty 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 www.optiwave.com.

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