Oclaro Unveils New Customizable Add/Drop Routing Platform for Next Generation Networks

Oclaro Unveils New Customizable Add/Drop Routing Platform for Next Generation

Platform Features a Broad Array of Optical Communications Technologies that
Customers Can Choose From to Meet their Performance, Cost, Form Factor and
Time-to-Market Requirements

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 13, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Oclaro, Inc. ^ (NASDAQ:
OCLR), a tier-one provider and innovator of optical communications and laser
solutions, today announced a new Add/Drop Routing Platform that includes a
wide range of functions that customers can choose from to design
next-generation multi-degree, colorless, directionless, contentionless, and
flexible-grid (CDC-Flex) ROADM networks. The new Oclaro platform, which
features key technologies such as switching, arrayed amplification, as well as
advanced control and monitoring, can be offered as either a line-card, a
managed subsystem or a super module. This platform is highly customizable yet
yields industry-leading space and cost efficiency while also enabling
customers to include or trade-off specific functionalities to meet their
performance and time-to-market requirements when designing next generation
ROADM network solutions for carrying 100 Gbps+ channels.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130129/SF49903LOGO)

This new platform offers improved density and cost efficiencies for a wide
range of configurations while meeting the performance requirements of next
generation networks. Typical add/drop solutions are targeted at 4- or 8-degree
CDC-Flex node architectures with each unit, whether it is a line-card, a
managed subsystem, or a super-module, supporting up to 16 transponders per
card. Form factors including single-slot are achieved through a high degree of
integration and controller consolidation, which also lowers cost. Such density
is a highly desirable feature for next generation multi-terabit network

"The flexibility of the Add/Drop Routing Platform enables customers to specify
customized subsystems that can meet their cost, density and time-to-market
requirements while giving them the freedom to create truly differentiated
network solutions," said Per Hansen, Vice President of Product Marketing,
Optical Networks Solutions, Oclaro, Inc. "Leveraging Oclaro's recognized
strengths in vertical integration combined with a broad set of optical
networking components and subsystems, this new platform essentially assembles
leading-edge functionalities into a highly-integrated and compact platform

"Our new Add-Drop Routing Platform demonstrates the powerful set of resources
and products that Oclaro has available to its customers to meet their rapidly
changing needs," added Richard Smart, General Manager of the Oclaro Optical
Network Solutions Business Unit. "The market for next generation ROADM network
solutions carrying 100 Gbps+ channels is extremely competitive and the
equipment providers that can respond the fastest with the right solutions will
win the key deployments from the network operators."

About the Oclaro New Add/Drop Routing Platform
The new Add/Drop Routing Platform encompasses a wide range of features and
functions that customers need to future-proof next generation networks. Key
platform components include:

  oHighly-integrated cost- and space-efficient amplified multi-cast switches
    with variable optical attenuation (VOA) functionality for colorless,
    directionless, contentionless and flexible-spectrum add/drop routing in
    multi-degree ROADM architectures.
  oAdvanced arrayed optical amplifier implementations leveraging Oclaro's
    industry leading 980nm pump portfolio that now also includes Oclaro's
    uncooled dual-chip pumps. These pumps offer valuable power reduction and
    enable cost-effective high-density solutions.
  oMulti-port flexible-grid optical channel monitor (OCM) that rapidly
    measures channel powers and frequencies of 8 DWDM input ports with the
    accuracy needed for flexible-grid network solutions. The OCM offers
    enhanced flexibility and incorporates advanced features such as port or
    channel dwelling and prioritization for signal analysis. 
  oEmbedded control features to provide fast transient management and
    advanced signal processing capabilities to support the network
    intelligence required by next generation network solutions while also
    meeting customer's stringent space and power constraints. This platform
    builds on field-proven control architectures enabling rapid and reliable
    development of highly integrated add/drop routing solutions.

About Oclaro
Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR) is one of the largest providers of lasers and
optical components, modules and subsystems for the optical communications,
industrial, and consumer laser markets. The company is a global leader
dedicated to photonics innovation, with cutting-edge research and development
(R&D) and chip fabrication facilities in the U.S., U.K., Italy, Switzerland,
Israel, Korea and Japan. It has in-house and contract manufacturing sites in
China, Malaysia and Thailand, with design, sales and service organizations in
most of the major regions around the world. For more information, visit

Copyright 2013.All rights reserved. Oclaro, the Oclaro logo, and certain
other Oclaro trademarks and logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks
of Oclaro, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the US and other countries. All other
trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Information in this
release is subject to change without notice.

SOURCE Oclaro, Inc.

Website: http://www.oclaro.com
Contact: Kelly Karr, Tanis Communications, Inc., +1-408-718-9350,
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.