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Finisar Demonstrates Dual 1x20 Wavelength Selective Switch at OFC/NFOEC 2013

Finisar Demonstrates Dual 1x20 Wavelength Selective Switch at OFC/NFOEC 2013 
New Module Extends Industry's Broadest WSS Portfolio With Enhanced
Flexgrid(TM) and Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) Technology to
Increase Capacity in Telecom Networks; Finisar Also Demonstrates
Industry's First DML-Based Triplexer OSA for 10G-EPON Applications 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/19/13 --  Finisar Corporation
(NASDAQ: FNSR), the world leader in flexible optical technology,
today demonstrated several new products for telecom applications,
including a Dual 1x20 Wavelength Selective Switch (WSS) incorporating
the Flexgrid(TM) functionality pioneered by Finisar and the
industry's first DML-based PRX40 OSA for 10G-EPON. Finisar's WSS
devices enable networks to dynamically evolve with changing standards
so that systems equipment OEMs can provide the performance, dynamic
flexibility, and scalability required for both today's and tomorrow's
networks. Demonstrations will take place during OFC/NFOEC in
Finisar's booth #2405 at the Anaheim Convention Center, March 19-21,
The WSS demonstration shows a single device with dual independent
1x20 and 20x1 wavelength selective switching in a compact module for
high degree and colorless, directionless, contentionless (CDC)
Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) nodes. This
device, as well as the entire WSS portfolio, features wide passbands,
low insertion loss and, Flexgrid(TM) technology including hitless
widening/narrowing of channels and intra-channel attenuation for
equalization across a super channel with high-resolution control. The
Dual 1x20 WSS is the same size as the current 1x20 WSS and also built
upon Finisar's Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) technology.  
Finisar also demonstrated the Triplexer OSA, the industry's first
DML-based PRX40 OSA for 10G-EPON. With a transmission reach up to
20km, the Triplexer OSA will cost-effectively provide both higher
optical power (5dBm to 9dBm) than current EML devices and a higher
link budget to enable split ratios greater than 1:64. The Triplexer
OSA is shown in an XFP module, but can be packaged into any form
factor required. 
The Dual 1x20 WSS will be the latest addition to the industry's most
comprehensive portfolio of Flexgrid(TM) modules. Finisar provides WSS
technology to meet the needs of every application, with switching up
to 20 ports using a single device, small form factor options ideal
for low-cost network edge applications, and wide channel plan support
(10G, 40G, 100G, 400G) for current and future high-speed
Finisar's Flexgrid(TM) WSS devices are also ITU G.694.1 flexible DWDM
grid compliant to prevent network operators from being locked into
existing 50 and 100 GHz ITU grids and therefore unable to deploy
emerging technologies in a timely and cost-effective fashion.
Flexible grid technology also provides a reliable means for systems
equipment OEMs to enable greater spectral efficiency no matter how
technology advances by dynamically supporting more narrow channel
spacing while maintaining data rates or, where appropriate, wider
channels to accommodate higher data rates, including 400G. In this
way, network administrators can reallocate spectral resources and
optimize channel spacing to address the needs of legacy and new
equipment using a single WSS. 
"Finisar is a long-standing leader in this industry, with a rich
history of innovation and the market's broadest portfolio of products
tailored to meet the increasing demands of operators across telecom,
service provider, and enterprise optical networks," said Ken Falta,
senior marketing director of WSS products, Finisar. "Our WSS products
provide the flexibility networks need to meet the changing demands
placed upon them without requiring frequent and higher infrastructure
investment to increase capacity." 
In addition to the Dual 1x20 WSS and Triplexer OSA, Finisar is
demonstrating several emerging datacom technologies, including new 10
km CPF2 optical transceiver modules. Finisar will also have on
display optical products from its wide portfolio, including its
latest optical transceivers, active cables, WSS devices, advanced
optical components, amplifiers, and passive devices. 
About Finisar 
 Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) is a global
technology leader for fiber optic subsystems and components that
enable high-speed voice, video and data communications for
telecommunications, networking, storage, wireless, and cable TV
applications. For 25 years, Finisar has provided critical optics
technologies to system manufacturers to meet the increasing demands
for network bandwidth. Finisar is headquartered in Sunnyvale,
California, USA with R&D, manufacturing sites, and sales offices
worldwide. For additional information, visit  
Victoria McDonald
Finisar Corporation
(408) 542-4261