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11 November 2013

Advanced Photonix receives 100G commitment from major customer

Picometrix LLC, a subsidiary of Advanced Photonix Inc of Ann Arbor, MI, USA (which designs and makes APD, PIN, and FILTRODE photodetectors, HSOR high-speed optical receivers, and T-Ray terahertz instrumentation), has completed its annual negotiations to supply high-speed optical receivers to a leading OEM telecom systems customer, leading to estimated 2014 annual revenue of $4.6-6m from the negotiations.

The 2014 commitment includes the full suite of Picometrix's 100G products, including the new CR-100D with integrated variable optical attenuator (VOA), designed for 100G long-haul communications in dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) systems that use DP-QPSK and DP-BPSK modulation formats. The CR-100D receiver is designed to increase dynamic range, as well as improve optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) performance. The receiver spans the entire extended C- and L-band wavelength range and can be used in ‘colorless’ coherent networks that enable service providers to better manage network capacity. Colorless capabilities allow communication equipment to use any wavelength for any port at the add/drop site, says the firm, allowing faster data throughput and lower costs per bit transport.

“We highly value our strong relationship and close collaboration with this strategic customer and their commitment to work with us this past year as our advanced procurement and engineering teams solved difficult supply chain disruptions in our 100G product offerings in the first half of 2013,” says Rob Risser, chief operating officer of API and general manager of Picometrix. “The demand for 100G coherent equipment is in its early growth stage as bandwidth-intensive applications like full motion video and social media place demands on the networks infrastructure,” he adds. “Virtually every carrier is deploying, or plans to deploy, 100G systems into the long-haul and metro markets over the next several years, and we plan to participate in this growth with our current and future 100G product offerings.”

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