JDSU Shares Key Product Updates at OFC/NFOEC 2013
Announces Availability of First Tunable SFP+ Transceiver and
TrueFlex(R) Products; Introduces New PacketPortaL(TM) Micro Ethernet
Probe and Availability of First End-to-End 100G Test Solution
MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/18/13 -- JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU)
(TSX: JDU) today announced that it will highlight solutions from its
leading optical communications and communications test and
measurement portfolios at the Optical Fiber Communication
Conference/National Fiber Optics Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC) at
the Anaheim Convention Center from March 19-21, 2013.
Conference attendees are invited to visit JDSU at booth #2101 during
the event to see its latest technology offerings and learn about
important product updates that include:
-- JDSU is now shipping the world's first tunable SFP+ transceiver.
The new tunable SFP+ transceiver from JDSU is the first solution of its
kind that is now in volume production for tier 1 network equipment
manufacturer customers. It replaces fixed wavelength SFP+ and XFP
transceivers, allowing network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) and
service providers to harness the benefits of tunability in the
smallest form factor and address applications from the data center
all the way to metro networks.
JDSU's tunable SFP+ is receiving positive customer feedback
-- "The tunable SFP+ optical transceiver is an important product for
Tellabs," said Mark Pashan, vice president of Optical Transport at
Tellabs. "It enables our Tellabs 7100 solution to provide leading
performance in 10G DWDM networks with more flexibility and in a
compact form factor when compared to previous SFP+ solutions."
-- "We are excited to leverage the new tunable SFP+ to increase our 10G
network density by two-and-a-half times," said Ron Johnson, director
of Product Line Management at Cisco.
-- "With the introduction of the tunable SFP+ transceiver, JDSU enables
BTI to significantly increase port density while reducing power
consumption. This enables us to continue to deliver the
industry-leading capacity and performance demanded in today's
competitive marketplace," said Robert Keyes, CTO at BTI.
The new tunable SFP+ transceiver also represents the first time that
full C-band wavelength tunability has been successfully delivered in
such a compact and low-power platform.
-- New JDSU TrueFlex(R) products are now in production.
The industry's first twin 1X20 wavelength selective switch (WSS) and
quad optical channel monitor (OCM) are two important elements of the
JDSU TrueFlex portfolio. Both products have gained widespread
customer acceptance and are entering production as planned this
month. These products help NEMs add further agility to their network
infrastructures and create next generation or Self Aware Networks for
In addition, JDSU has secured multiple design wins for TrueFlex ROADM
line cards. JDSU currently has the largest design pipeline for
transport line cards in the company's history, with eighteen active
-- JDSU introduces new PacketPortal(TM) Micro Ethernet Probe (JMEP).
Developed based on decades of optical communications and test
experience at JDSU, the new JMEP transceiver works with the
PacketPortal platform and can be deployed in various parts of a
network where SFP technology is used as a flexible and cost effective
way to measure key performance indicators like throughput, delay,
jitter and packet loss.
JMEP is fully integrated with the JDSU EtherAssure(TM) solution to
help network operators to activate, monitor, troubleshoot and
optimize networks and ensure that service level agreements are met
with their customers. Applications range from business services to
mobile backhaul for 3G and 4G/LTE networks. It is also part of JDSU's
Small Cell Assurance Solution that helps mobile operators ease the
complexity of rolling out and monitoring small cell networks.
-- JDSU is now shipping the first end-to-end CFP2 test system for 100G
CFP2 transceivers are being used by network operators to help reduce
the cost of 100G implementations with smaller and more efficient
optical components that take up less space and use less power. JDSU's
new test system is the only solution designed to verify transmission
all the way from the physical layer and through the Ethernet and IP
services within optical transport network layers simultaneously. The
system will be demonstrated at OFC working in conjunction with a new
CFP2 LR4 module that JDSU expects to offer in the fall of 2013.
-- Additional new test solutions from JDSU to be highlighted at
JDSU is also launching a new optical spectrum analyzer (OSA) specially
designed to support flexible-grid wavelength division multiplexor
(WDM) networks and another new OSA designed to test reconfigurable
optical add-drop multiplexers (ROADMs) while reducing test time from
15 minutes down to 30 seconds.
"State of the Industry" Market Watch Panel
Tom Fawcett, vice
president of Product Line Management at JDSU, will moderate a State
of the Industry panel about the current optical communications
climate with participants that include ACG Research, The Juda Group,
LightCounting, Marlin Partners and Ovum. The panel discussion will be
held on March 19, 12:00-2:00 p.m. PT on the OFC show floor.
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