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Infinera transforms subsea networks to Cloud scale with new DTN-X platforms

Created January 16, 2017

Infinera, a provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, announced new platforms within its DTN-X Family to power cloud scale subsea networks. The company introduced the XTS-3300 and XTS-3600 “meshponders” for subsea networks, and upgraded its DTN-X XTC Series to 12 terabits per second (Tb/s) of non-blocking Optical Transport Network switching with a new 1.2 Tb/s subsea line card.

The solution features dynamic spectral sharing and access to real-time subsea link performance. The new tools enhance Infinera’s open and programmable subsea network architecture, enabling operators to securely monetize their subsea spectrum.



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Telia Carrier builds new route from Stockholm, Sweden, to St. Petersburg, Russia

Created January 16, 2017

Telia Carrier has established a new route stretching from Stockholm to St. Petersburg via Tallinn, and has upgraded multiple submarine cables to future proof its network, bringing lower latency and additional capacity. The new route further diversifies the wholesale carrier’s network and the upgrade enables Telia Carrier to provide 100G+ services to carriers, content and cloud providers in the Baltics, Russia and beyond.



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Harting Technology Group remains on clear path for growth

Created January 16, 2017

Regular ECOC exhibitor Harting Technology group says it “remains on a clear path for growth”, following the announcement of its 2016 trading to the end of September. Sales during the 2015/16 fiscal year rose by 3.4 % to €586 million (previous year: €567 million). Excluding negative currency effects, growth would have amounted to 3.9%, the company stated. Total sales reached a new record high. Growth at the company is thus in line with the forecast made by Harting’s Board Chairman Philip Harting at the annual press conference, at the end of 2015.



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Lumentum to exhibit at four tradeshows between January and March 2017

Created January 16, 2017

Lumentum is to exhibit at no fewer than four tradeshows worldwide over the coming three months. The company will be displaying several advanced products addressing the telecom, enterprise, data centre, and 3D sensing, as well as laser micromachining markets. The company says that by attending these shows it is demonstrating its commitment to and support for these dynamic markets.



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Corning fibre recognised with Technology & Engineering Emmy Award

Created January 11, 2017

Low-loss optical fibre, invented by Corning decades ago, continues to revolutionize broadcast technology in a bandwidth-hungry world.

Corning has been awarded a Technology & Engineering Emmy award from the US National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for its 1970 invention of low-loss optical fibre. The award honours breakthrough innovations that materially affected television engineering.



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Finnish scientists develop plasmonic nanolaser, promising new on-chip photonic applications

Created Janaury 10, 2017

Researchers at Aalto University, Finland, have developed a “plasmonic nanolaser” that operates at visible light frequencies and uses so-called dark lattice modes. The team led by Professor Päivi Törmä says that this achievement “opens up new prospects for on-chip coherent light sources, such as lasers, that are extremely small and ultrafast.”



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New silicon photonics player Elenion announces itself

Created Janaury 9, 2017

Elenion Technologies, a company that is already shipping silicon photonics-based optical engines, has announced itself. Elenion is owned by Marlin Equity Partners, the investment firm that also owns systems vendor, Coriant, and has been active for over two years.

“We are now introducing ourselves as we are getting enough requests that it seemed the appropriate time,” said Larry Schwerin, Elenion’s CEO. “We are developing a platform leveraging silicon photonics but we have other capabilities.”



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Teledyne LeCroy announces new NVMe-MI conformance tests

Created January 9, 2017

Teledyne LeCroy, a developer of protocol test solutions, has announced the availability of a new set of storage conformance tests targeted at testing NVM Express SSDs that support the NVM Express Management Interface specification. NVMe SSDs have enabled high performance storage systems and are now featuring out-of-band management through MCTP using PCIe and SMBus binding protocols.



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Yahoo!Japan deploys Infinera Cloud Xpress for data centre interconnect

Created January 9, 2017

Infinera, a provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, announced that internet company Yahoo!Japan has deployed the Infinera Cloud Xpress to interconnect its data centres in Osaka. The Cloud Xpress enables Yahoo!Japan to interconnect data centres with hyper-scale density, operational simplicity and low power consumption to support delivery of internet services to customers.



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Tektronix wins ACE award for Test & Measurement with its Keithley DMM7510

Created January 9, 2017

Industry’s first graphical sampling multimeter, the DMM7510, features 7½ digit resolution, waveform capture and a touch user interface.

Tektronix, a provider of measurement solutions, has announced that its Keithley DMM7510 Graphical Sampling Multimeter was named a winner in the 2016 UBM Americas ACE (Annual Creativity in Electronics) Awards in the Test and Measurement category. The awards program recognises the people and companies behind the technologies and products that are changing the world of electronics.



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