The 16G market has arrived and we are happy to announce that Finisar is shipping lots of 16 Gb/s Fibre Channel transceivers. We have now shipped 16 Gb/s transceivers in volumes of multiple tens-of-thousands. Our portfolio includes both shortwave and longwave modules; these provide an important part of the core foundation of next-generation Storage Area Network (SAN) equipment for 100 meter and 10 km applications. With the achievement of this milestone, Finisar is well-positioned to continue to serve as the foremost supplier of transceivers for the SAN market.
Finisar’s 16 Gb/s Fibre Channel SFP+ transceiver modules provide superior value to customers:
• IC integration gives way to the industry’s highest performance module with the lowest power dissipation
• MSA-compliant while supporting special customization to enhance customer system value
• Total solution – Finisar is the only supplier offering both shortwave and longwave solutions in volume.
We have leveraged our experience in delivering 8 Gb/s Fibre Channel transceivers in high volume to develop and manufacture our 16 Gb/s transceivers. With in-house IC capabilities, high volume capacity, and vertical integration technology, Finisar offers customers the security of supply continuity by eliminating the single-source availability issues faced by its competitors.
As a long-time and valued customer, Brocade’s Lisa Loscavio, VP of Supply Chain Operations, commented:
“Finisar provides the high performance, power efficiency, and volume capacity we need to meet the rising demand of the market for next-generation SAN equipment. We look forward to continuing our relationship with this market leader.”
Thank you, Brocade, for your long-standing commitment to Finisar. We are proud to serve you and the 16G market.
Finisar Australia’s Flexgrid™ technology has won another award – a National Engineering Excellence Award from the Institute of Engineers Australia. Fresh from winning the coveted Bradfield Award for best engineering project from the Sydney division of the IEAust, Flexgrid™ was one of only 6 national awards presented this year. The award was received by Steve Winnall, Director of Product Engineering, at a black-tie awards dinner in front of 600 guests at Parliament House in Canberra last month.
To quote the judges: “With the exponential growth of data capacity on the internet, the demand for more flexible and efficient optical network services from telecoms carriers is ever increasing. Finisar has met this demand with its new Flexgrid technology. Flexgrid is a unique software enhancement which allows telecommunications carriers to deploy bandwidth, flexibly and dynamically in their networks. Well ahead of their global competitors, Finisar have overcome several engineering challenges and have now successfully launched Flexgrid to the market.”
A video of Steve’s acceptance speech can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPvnMeLIJdI
Finisar was also represented at the ceremony by Andrew Bartos, Steve Frisken and Simon Poole, who, along with Steve Winnall and the MC for the evening, Sally Dominguez from the New Inventors TV Show, are shown in the photo below.
Congratulations to all involved in the Flexgrid™ program – and thank you for your hard work and dedication which have made the project so successful.
This blog post is provided by Shawn Esser, Director of Product Line Management at Finisar.
For the first time, Finisar exhibited at the Cable-Tec Expo held at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center from November 15-17, 2011. The overall attendance increased by 24 percent at the premiere trade show of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE); topping 10,000 attendees. In addition to the strong attendance from the United States, international attendance was up 21 percent from more than 60 countries.
Finisar displayed its latest fiber optic products to Multiple System Operators (MSO) and network equipment providers. A live demonstration was shown of Finisar’s EPON ONU SFP which allows service providers to utilize standard switches, routers and other customer premises equipment (CPE) to connect directly to PON networks. The demonstration showed video being carried over an EPON network with 20km of optical fiber being received into Finisar’s ONU SFP installed in a common Ethernet media convertor. Finisar also showed its GPON version of the ONU SFP.
Attendees were also impressed with Finisar’s wavelength tunable XFP modules that cover the entire C-band wavelength range, leading optical passives for PON networks, and RF-over-Fiber products that natively carry RF signals up to 40 GHz.
If you would like to discuss your application using these products, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org