Tuesday, September 22, 2015

September 22, 2015


II-VI Incorporated to Showcase New Pump Laser and Optical Monitoring Products at ECOC 2015

PITTSBURGH, September 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – II-VI Incorporated (NASDAQ:IIVI), a leading provider of solutions for next generation optical networks, today announced that it will showcase the new 1 Watt 980 nm pump laser product as well as the new OTDR+ product platform at the European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC 2015) in Valencia, Spain, on Sep 28-30, 2015, in Booth # 739.

Optical networks are the backbone of the global, regional and local communication infrastructure. Optical network equipment vendors continuously evolve their designs to meet the increasing demands for efficiency, flexibility and increased traffic. II-VI will showcase at ECOC 2015 the latest additions to its broad optical product portfolio to enable next generation optical networks to reach their goals:
  • 1 Watt 980 nm Pump Laser:  The most advanced commercially available pump laser technology in terms of high laser conversion efficiency and low power consumption.
  • OTDR+ Platform:  The first commercially available OTDR specifically designed for embedded monitoring applications in long-haul and regional optical network equipment.
“We are excited about these latest product innovations and we look forward to further introducing them to our customers at ECOC 2015,” said Dr. Sanjai Parthasarathi, Vice President for Product Marketing and Strategy, Optical Communications Group.  “With these new products, II-VI extends a long track record of leadership in pump laser and monitoring technologies to enable the next generation of flexible, reliable and efficient optical networks.”

Both new products are currently in customer trials and will be generally available by the end of 2015.


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

September 2, 2015


II-VI Incorporated Announces the OTDR+ platform for Embedded Network Monitoring Applications 

PITTSBURGH, September 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – II-VI Incorporated (NASDAQ: IIVI), a leading provider of solutions for next generation optical networks, today announced the introduction of its unique suite of Optical Time Domain Reflectometry (OTDR) solutions for embedded network monitoring applications. 

As networks evolve towards greater agility with increased data rates, dynamic re-configurability and centralized control planes using Software Defined Networking (SDN), carriers are demanding increased monitoring of the optical physical layer in real time to support these new capabilities.  Leading carriers deploying next generation networks now require systems with embedded OTDR functionality.  The II-VI OTDR+ platform, powered by patent-pending technologies and associated algorithms, achieves wide dynamic range and high spatial resolution using very low optical power, making it ideal for embedded applications.

“Our OTDR+ platform is specially designed for embedded applications. It achieves instrumentation-level performance in a compact form factor for both central office and field monitoring at a price point that will drive widespread adoption,” said Dr. Sanjai Parthasarathi, Vice President for Product Marketing and Strategy, Optical Communications Group.  “As the current market leader in embedded optical channel monitors, we are once again driving fundamental changes in embedded network monitoring with the OTDR+ platform.”

Products from the OTDR+ platform are currently being sampled by tier 1 optical networking equipment manufacturers.  Reliability qualification is being completed based on Telcordia standards and the product will be generally available in the last calendar quarter of 2015.