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Optametra Joins Georgia Tech 100G Consortium
March 20th, 2010
Verona, Wisconsin – (BUSINESS WIRE) Optametra, a leading supplier of coherent lightwave signal analyzers, has joined the eleven member companies of the Georgia Tech 100G Consortium as a Supporting Member, providing its industry-leading OM4106B Coherent Lightwave Signal Analyzer system. To date, more than $2.9 million in support has been designated for this facility by the consortium’s founding research members–ADVA Optical Networking, Ciena, OFS, and Verizon–and by other supporting members Centallax, Oclaro, Hitachi, IBM, Nistica, RSoft, and Picometrix.
The consortium and facility allow academic and industry personnel to perform multidisciplinary research in all aspects of 100-gigabit-per-second transmission and beyond, supported by the diverse and complementary strengths of the industrial partners and faculty members. Research topics range from fundamental studies of 100G optical transmission to assessment of optical and electronic technologies that will be used in such high-speed optical networks.
Several network architectures are studied, including realistic impairments found in regional and ultra long haul links. These efforts also actively support the upcoming IEEE 100G standard for short reach, client-side transport in the local area network and future IEEE standards for short reach transmission over laser-optimized multi-mode fiber in data centers.
“Our partnership with Optametra creates a unique opportunity for students and industry to define and validate the enabling technologies necessary for 100G networks, particularly those using the advanced functionality of the Optametra solution,” Stephen Ralph said, the consortium’s director and a professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE).
“We are excited to be working so closely with the consortium, as this partnership will further ensure that Optametra stays on the cutting edge of 100G and beyond,” said Daniel van der Weide, Vice President of Optametra.
Additional information is available at www.optametra.com
About the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is the largest of nine schools and departments in the College of Engineering and the largest individual school at the Georgia Institute of Technology. All ECE undergraduate and graduate programs are in the top 10 of the most recent college rankings by U.S. News & World Report. More than 2,300 students are enrolled in the School’s graduate and undergraduate programs, and in the last academic year, 698 degrees were awarded.
Optametra, LLC is a privately held company dedicated to developing instrumentation that enables customers to develop, manufacture, install, and monitor complex modulation transceivers. Optametra: complex measurements made simple. To inquire more or review these products, you will receive the quickest response to inquiries by contacting Daniel van der Weide.
Daniel van der Weide
Vice President of Engineering