SOURCE: Padtec


March 20, 2015 08:00 ET

Padtec Recognized by Lightwave in 2015 Innovation Awards

Terabit OTN Muxponder Receives Highest Rating

NEW ORLEANS, LA--(Marketwired - Mar 20, 2015) - Padtec, a global manufacturer and solutions provider of turnkey optical solutions, announces today it received Lightwave's highest rating of 5.0 for its Terabit Optical Transport Network (OTN) Muxponder in the 2015 Innovation Awards. The Innovation Awards are Lightwave's technology innovation recognition program, which ranks companies that drive improvements and innovation in optical technology.

Complimenting Padtec's carrier-class optical platforms, the Terabit OTN Muxponder was designed to help customers manage high-capacity point-to-point transport. Offering high reliability and high density OTN aggregation, the device supports 2Tb of traffic and simplifies data center transport networks. Data centers require ways to quickly and easily support the demands on their cloud environments and benefit from the ultra-compact size of the unit, along with the potential to lower overall CAPEX.

"We are thrilled to receive Lightwave's 5.0 rating for our Terabit OTN Muxponder," says Enrique Lozoya, VP Engineering Sales for Padtec. "This device enables customers to achieve a lower cost of ownership when aggregating multiple data centers. The Terabit OTN supports a variety of applications, including better optical performance and efficiency for high-density, long-haul and metropolitan networks. Padtec looks forward to continuing our innovative approach to developing cost-effective, and reliable optic communication systems."

Padtec's Terabit OTN Muxponder features include:

  • Compact solution offering up to 1 Tbps in a standalone 19" - 1 RU rack mountable Chassis
  • Data Center sensitive power consumption (750W, DC or AC feeds available)
  • Pluggable CFP2 and QSFP28 optics
  • Flexible architecture enabling a low cost Terabit infrastructure
  • 5 x 200 Gbps CFP2 based line-side interfaces
  • 10 x 100 GbE over OTN transparent transport
  • User friendly management system

Lightwave's award program was developed to recognize the top products and solutions available within the optical networking industry as determined by a panel of third-party fiber-optics experts. Judges included industry executives and analysts from a wide variety of service providers, technology developers, industry analysts, and journalists.  

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About Padtec
Padtec is a global manufacturer and solutions provider of turnkey optical solutions. The company offers products that span triple play edge boxes, equipment to empower fiber to the home or business, complete submarine solutions and long-haul multi-terabit networks. Padtec takes you from your desktop to the world, with operations in North America, South America, Central America, Europe and Asia. The company, headquartered in Campinas, Sao Paulo Brazil, is the first and largest Latin American manufacturer of optical networking equipment. With a strong focus on research and development, Padtec develops custom solutions for global networks leveraging pioneering technology and robust mission critical support.

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For more than 30 years, Lightwave ( has delivered trusted technical, application and business insights to senior-level decision makers for optical communications worldwide. Lightwave serves technology vendors, communications carriers and major enterprises with a complete and nuanced picture of the optical communications business environment. Lightwave is a valued information source for information related to FTTx, networking, equipment design, MSO optics, and test and measurement for corporate executives, department heads, project managers, network engineers and others making strategic decisions that are critical to the success of their businesses. Lightwave is a unit of PennWell Corporation.

About the 2015 Lightwave Innovation Awards
The 2015 Lightwave Innovation Awards review and recognize the industry's most unique products and solutions that help optical communications professionals worldwide drive improvements and innovation in optical technology. Executives from Huawei, Verizon, Coriant, ADVA Optical Networking, Oclaro, and JDSU were among the third-party judges for the 2015 Innovation Awards. Criteria used in the Innovation Awards rankings include, first and foremost, unique technology or application thereof, innovation, ease of use, efficiency, reliability and contribution to profitability.

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