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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

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 2014.

Polatis Incorporated Key Developments

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.

Polatis, Inc. to Launch its New Series 6000 Lite 48x48 Optical Switch

Polatis Inc. announced that it will be launching its new Series 6000 Lite 48x48 optical switch at the European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC). The ECOC exhibition will take place on 23 to 25 September 2013 at the ExCeL ICC, London. The 48x48 optical circuit switch is the first in the market to fit in just 1U of rack height with a typical optical loss of less than 1dB and better than 50dB back reflection. It is the latest addition to the DirectLight series, featuring fan-free, energy efficient design and carrier-class reliability while maintaining the unrivalled optical performance of Polatis technology. The Series 6000 Lite features an OpenFlow interface for seamless integration in a Software-Defined Network (SDN) by system integrators, network equipment manufacturers and content providers, enabling optical layer reconfiguration on demand to deploy capacity where it is most needed and reducing costs by making more productive use of network resources. The Series 6000 Lite is based on the patented Polatis DirectLight optical switching technology that has been proven in the most challenging data center, telecom and defense applications, as well as deployments for broadcast video distribution and by major network equipment manufacturers to automate testing of optical components and subsystems.

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