14 March 2017
Luna’s Picometrix division enters into vendor-managed inventory agreement with Chinese telecoms equipment provider
Luna Innovations Inc of Roanoke, VA, USA (which manufactures fiber-optic sensing and test & measurement products for the telecoms, automotive, aerospace and defense markets) says that its Picometrix division has entered into a vendor-managed inventory (VMI) agreement with a leading Chinese telecoms equipment and network provider that will integrate Picometrix more closely into the customer’s supply chain and manufacturing processes. Picometrix will maintain in Hong Kong a dedicated inventory of 100G integrated coherent receivers and other future approved products, which its customer can draw into manufacturing on a ‘just in time’ basis.
“Being pulled closer into the sourcing and manufacturing processes of this significant customer demonstrates a strengthening strategic relationship between our two companies,” believes Luna’s president & CEO My Chung. “This relationship is a major success factor in our corporate key strategic initiative for growth in the high-speed optical receiver markets.”
Following the execution of the VMI agreement, Picometrix received a new order for the supply of coherent receivers for 100G optical transport network equipment. The order totaled about $1.4m, to be delivered through June.
Under the VMI agreement, Luna expects to supply both its first-generation CR-100D product and its next-generation (Gen 2) CR-100F coherent receivers. As the firm’s newest-generation 100G coherent receiver, the CR-100F is compliant with the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) standard ‘Implementation Agreement for Integrated Dual Polarization Micro-Intradyne Coherent Receivers’. The CR-100F is about quarter the size of the first-generation CR-100D, with additional features including signal detect and a variable optical attenuator (VOA). It will be deployed in both the long-haul and metro applications to support the continued increase in global bandwidth demand.
Picometrix and Luna are displaying their product lines in booth #2511 at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference & Exhibition (OFC 2017) in Los Angeles (21-23 March).