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November 29, 2015 12:19 AM ET

Communications Equipment

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

Chief Executive Officer, President 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 2015.

Polatis Incorporated Key Developments

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.

Aurora2 Selects Polatis for UK National Dark Fibre Network

Polatis has been selected as the provider of optical switching for Aurora2. Eleven Polatis DirectLight optical switches will be deployed at nodes across the 800km Aurora2 network to enable researchers to reconfigure the infrastructure on demand via a software defined network (SDN) control plane, enabling unprecedented dynamic control of resources. Dark fibre gives users direct end to end access at the optical level to the entire multi-terahertz bandwidth of single mode optical fibre with no intermediate optical-electrical conversions that could restrict performance. The ultimate transmission capacity is limited only by the physical properties of the fibre. Polatis DirectLight(TM) all-optical circuit switches are the first to support SDN through an embedded OpenFlow agent, together with plug-in support for the OpenDaylight SDN controller, developed in collaboration with the University of Bristol High Performance Networks Group. The patented Directlight(TM) optical circuit switch technology uniquely enables dark fibre pre-provisioning because it does not require light to establish a connection and can switch optical traffic with typical loss of less than 1dB regardless of colour, protocol, direction or line rate. Polatis all-optical switches are routinely used in demanding network applications where connection stability, reproducibility, security and low-loss are critical. Visitors to ECOC 2014 this week in Cannes, France can check out the Polatis SDN-enabled product line together with a emonstration of OpenFlow and direct integration with OpenDaylight at booth #208.

Polatis Introduces 192 Fibre Single Sided All-Optical Switch

Polatis announced general availability of its new 192-fibre reconfigurable single mode optical switch, providing non-blocking SDN-enabled connectivity between any pair of fibre ports with typically just 1dB of path loss. Conventional all-optical switches are dual-sided, making connections between a group of committed input ports on one side and a group of output ports on the other. This design limits configurability in advanced network applications where new, flexible any-to-any port configurations can enable better network performance and more efficient use of capacity. The 192-fibre customer-configurable (192xCC) single-sided optical switch uniquely presents fibre ports which are uncommitted to input or output groups, allowing users the flexibility to make non-blocking connections between any of the 192 fibres. Without rigidly-defined input and output ports, the same optical switch module can be used for any combination of symmetric (NxN) and asymmetric (NxM) switch configurations.

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