September 28, 2016 3:34 PM ET

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Company Overview of Polatis Incorporated

Company Overview

Polatis Incorporated provides all-optical switch and network solutions for remote fiber-layer provisioning, protection, monitoring, reconfiguration, and test applications worldwide. It offers single-mode optical matrix, multi-mode optical matrix, video all-optical routing, single-mode low loss optical, and compact single-mode low loss optical switches. The company also provides optical layer switching, carrier networking, data center and hosting, testing and measurement, and video distribution solutions. It serves government and defense, business continuity service, video broadcasting, and other markets; and academic and research institutions, telecommunications carriers and equipment manufa...

213 Burlington Road

Suite 123

Bedford, MA 01810

United States

Founded in 2005





Key Executives for Polatis Incorporated

President, General Manager and Director
Chief Financial Officer
Vice President of Operations
Chief Technical Officer and Vice President of Engineering
Vice President of Worldwide Sales & Business Development
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Polatis Incorporated Key Developments

Polatis and Quali Delivers Dynamic Fiber Layer Management Solution

Polatis and Quali announced that it have developed and delivered an integrated fiber layer management solution. Quali's CloudShell cloud sandboxing platform integrated with Polatis' family of fiber layer switching products provides an easy to use and extremely flexible solution for configuring fiber layer connectivity on-demand. The joint solution enables infrastructure vendors, data center operators and network service providers to quickly, and simply, execute complex equipment, system and service testing on high-speed (10/40/100+ Gbps) optical backbones. The integration allows Quali's CloudShell software to control Polatis' all-optical switching products, providing the ability to reconfigure Layer 1 resources dynamically from anywhere in the world. Further, it enables the orchestration needed to seamlessly manage higher layer network elements, and other connected equipment, from a single control point. Quali's visual modelling tool dramatically simplifies the process of modelling and provisioning complex connectivity. The low loss and superior optical performance of Polatis switches enable the most accurate and reliable testing, in a wide range of network applications, with virtually no latency and minimal system impairments. CloudShell's cloud sandboxing and DevOps automation platform manages the entire lab and data center infrastructure: inventory, modelling, provisioning, lab-wide connectivity, resource planning and reporting. Together with Polatis, the result is a highly efficient, multi-tenant system that enables fiber and equipment resources to be easily shared across multiple test topologies simultaneously without concern for conflict.

Polatis and World Wide Technology Partner to Bring Best-In-Class Optical Networking Solutions to Enterprise, Government and Service Provider Customers

Polatis and World Wide Technology (WWT) entered into a worldwide value added reseller agreement. Under the agreement, WWT will integrate Polatis' SDN-enabled optical switching systems into solutions that provide its customers with high-performance, resilient and dynamic optical networks. The first deployment using Polatis optical switches will be in a multi-vendor optical network solution, with Cisco, Polatis and WWT, for a Fortune 100 retailer's enterprise network. In this application, Polatis is ensuring high network availability by protecting each service in a 16-slot, Layer 2/3 multiservice provisioning platform. As a result, the customer can maintain carrier-class service continuity with a compact, cost-effective and high-performance solution. Polatis optical switches ensure high network availability by re-routing data along an alternate network path automatically in the event of optical signal loss caused by physical fiber damage or any other situation that results in optical signal degradation, based on user-defined thresholds. Polatis Series 6000 optical switches can be configured to automatically switch to a protection path in less than 30 ms; and automatically revert back to the working line once a stable signal is detected. In addition to optical layer protection, Polatis and WWT are working together to address service provider video and intelligent cross-connect applications: Service Provider Video. To support the demand for IP video on mobile and fixed platforms, more and more video content delivery sources are located within the metro network, which is dramatically changing traffic patterns. In this application, Polatis and WWT can increase performance on the network by bypassing Layer 2/3 equipment with large traffic flows that don't need to be handled by higher layer network devices. Intelligent Cross-Connect. To support network operators looking for efficient ways to get more from their optical infrastructures, dynamic configuration of the fiber layer is critical. In this application, Polatis and WWT can optimize the network by reconfiguring fiber connections, automatically and in real-time, as traffic patterns change. In Software Defined Network (SDN) applications, the underlying fiber infrastructure can be reconfigured automatically on demand via an SDN control plane using embedded OpenFlow agents on Polatis optical circuit switches. Polatis is integrated into SDN deployments worldwide including the groundbreaking software-defined smart city network initiative in Bristol, UK. Integration of Polatis and Cisco equipment under a common SDN management control plane will be demonstrated at WWT's Advanced Technology Center in St. Louis.

Polatis Provides Optical Switching for the Bristol is Open Initiative

Polatis has been selected as the provider of optical switching for the Bristol is Open initiative. Bristol is Open is a city-wide network that will enable greater interaction between people and places, with more machine-to-machine communications through the Internet of Things, which ultimately gives citizens the ability to engage more fully with their environment. Combining sensors and endpoint devices with agile fixed and wireless networks and high performance computing resources, the smart city will be able to respond intelligently in real time to everyday events including traffic congestion, waste management, energy supply and more. Distributed sensors will supply the network with information about many aspects of city life including energy, air quality and traffic flows; the city’s supercomputing and cloud resources will host and analyse the real-time information flows, providing open, accessible data for the development of a wide range of applications and services to enhance the urban environment. One of the key enablers of the Bristol is Open initiative is an ultra-fast, flexible and intelligent network. Polatis optical switches play a key role in bringing the fibre layer under software control to enable a high-performance, scalable and dynamically reconfigurable optical network. Polatis DirectLight all-optical switches were selected for their proven performance in demanding applications where connection stability, reproducibility, security and low-loss are critical. Polatis’ patented DirectLight technology uniquely enables dark fibre switching because it does not require light to make a connection that is transparent to colour, protocol and speed. The 192x192 fibre cross-connect switches will be deployed at nodes along the Brunel Mile in Bristol, enabling on-demand connectivity between high-performance wireless hubs and compute, creative and sensor systems. The dark fibre network can be reconfigured on demand via a software defined network (SDN) control plane using embedded OpenFlow agents on each optical switch to allow unprecedented dynamic control of resources.

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