TeraXion Inc.

TeraXion Inc.

September 11, 2008 11:36 ET

TeraXion Announces Volume Shipment of Over 5 000 Tunable Dispersion Compensators for 40 Gb/s

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 11, 2008) - TeraXion Inc., a technology leader in performance-defining OEM products for the generation and conditioning of light signals in mission-critical applications of Telecom, Defense & Aerospace and Industrial markets, announced today that over 5 000 tunable chromatic dispersion compensation (TDC) modules have been shipped to date for 40 Gb/s applications. TeraXion thus confirms its position as the world market leader in this rapidly growing optical communications market segment.

As optical networks move towards higher line rates and greater reconfigurability, the requirements for more flexible dispersion management solutions become more stringent than ever. The ClearSpectrum™ TDC product line enables high-speed transmission links by managing residual chromatic dispersion at DWDM terminals. The ClearSpectrum™ TDC and the new wavelength-tunable ClearSpectrum™ TDCX have the smallest footprint in the industry and are powered by TeraXion's established and patented multi-channel fiber Bragg grating technology. These tunable dispersion compensators provide large dispersion tuning range, wide bandwidth and low PMD to support any 40 and 100 Gb/s modulation formats for metro, regional and long-haul applications. Moreover, TeraXion's tunable dispersion compensators are also deployed in submarine applications where reliability and accuracy are essential requirements.

Stratalight Communications, the world leader 40 Gb/s OEM, is among TeraXion's major customer and both benefit from a long-term partnership dating back to 2006. "We selected TeraXion because it provides us not only with the performance required, but also with the manufacturing capacity and product reliability needed to meet our customers' expectations in this rapidly growing 40 Gb/s market", said Shri Dodani, CEO of Stratalight Communications. "We look forward to continuing our close partnership with TeraXion for the development of our next-generation transmission platforms at 40 Gb/s and beyond."

"The shipment of over 5 000 TDC for lineside application is a clear indication that 40 Gb/s wavelengths are starting to be deployed on a wide scale by major carriers worldwide" stated Martin Guy, Vice-President Product Management and Technology at TeraXion. "TeraXion is more than ever committed to support our customers such as market leader Stratalight Communications both in terms of manufacturing capacity and shorter delivery time while aligning our R&D efforts to support their next-generation platforms requirements" added Guy.

The ClearSpectrum™-TDCX, TDC and TDCM will be on display during the 2008 ECOC exhibition, September 22-24th in Brussels, Belgium, Booth #304.

Contact Information