Oclaro Delivers Dynamic Spectrum Capabilities on Its 2×1 Wavelength Selective Switch

September 15, 2010

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ — Oclaro, Inc.( )(Nasdaq: OCLR), a tier-one provider of innovative optical communications and laser solutions, today announced a new dynamic spectrum wavelength selective switch that provides telecommunications operators an upgrade path to deliver increased bandwidth in the future without having to replace costly networking equipment. While in the past, operators were limited to WSS with fixed bandwidth plans, the Oclaro dynamic spectrum 2×1 wavelength selective switch (WSS) is designed to support multiple and future modulation schemes for different filter widths, enabling operators to quickly, easily, and inexpensively meet the increasing demand for higher transmission speeds. The dynamic spectrum 2×1 WSS are fully compatible with the Oclaro 2×1 WSS modules currently shipping to customers.

“Consumer demand for higher bandwidth continues to grow at a steady rate and operators worldwide are scrambling to provide the highest speeds at the most affordable price points,” said Dr. Krishna Bala, EVP WSS Division at Oclaro. “We designed our dynamic spectrum 2×1 WSS to meet these needs by enabling an easy and inexpensive way to increase bandwidth in the network without having to change out the WSS. We are also developing dynamic spectrum for Oclaro’s high port count WSS to extend this capability to all ROADM applications.”

Oclaro Speaking on WSS at ECOC

On September 22, 12:20 p.m. at the ECOC show, Dr. Bala will speak on a panel titled “Packet Optical Transport: Implications for Optical Component.” In his talk, Bala will describe how the insatiable demand for applications such as video and data storage are driving a fundamental shift in optical core networks from fixed-rings to integrated packet-optical meshes. He will also discuss how this market situation is driving two fundamental requirements for optical components:

  • The development of devices that support 100 Gb/s and beyond transport; and
  • The development of next-generation WSS/ROADMs that include the ability to support colorless, directionless and contentionless functionality.

About Oclaro

Oclaro, Inc. (Nasdaq: OCLR) is a tier-one provider of optical communications and laser components, modules and subsystems for a broad range of diverse markets, including telecommunications, industrial, scientific, consumer electronics, and medical. Oclaro is a global leader, dedicated to photonics innovation with cutting-edge research and development (R&D) and chip fabrication facilities in the U.K., Switzerland and Italy, and in-house and contract manufacturing sites in the U.S., Thailand and China. To support its diverse and global customer base, Oclaro maintains design, sales and service organizations in each of the major regions around the world. For more information visit http://www.oclaro.com.

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