Optical Components are offered in rack-mount packaging.

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Tsunami(TM) Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing (CWDM) optical components and modules, offered for 19 in. and LGX®-compatible racks, facilitate integration of CWDM devices into communications systems. Tsunami(TM) CWDM muxes, demuxes, and OADMs with 19 in. option is available in ½ RU size. Both packaging options are available with industry-standard SC or LC fiber optic connectors. Other connector types are available upon request.



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Stratos Lightwave Announces Rack-Mount Packaging Options for its Tsunami(TM) CWDM Components and Modules



CHICAGO, IL--Stratos Lightwave LLC is announcing the availability of rack-mount packaging options for its Tsunami(TM) brand of Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing (CWDM) optical components and modules. Offered for both industry-standard 19-inch as well as LGX®-compatible racks, these packaging options will make it easier for users of high-performance communications systems to integrate CWDM devices into existing installations.

In metro and access optical communication networks, CWDM products are often deployed along side of conventional optical transceivers, such as GBICs or SFPs, to increase the bandwidth of existing cable infrastructures. The extremely small size of CWDM components has typically required users to configure and assemble for themselves, the necessary hardware to mount these compact sub-systems into the standard racks. Stratos is now eliminating this issue with its new packaging options.

Stratos' Tsunami(TM) CWDM muxes, demuxes, and OADMs can now be optioned for either 19-inch or LGX-compatible racks, including Tsunami MetroChannel(TM) and MiniMetro(TM) modules. The 19-inch packaging option is available in a unique ½-RU size, which offers twice the density of the standard 1-RU box. Both the 19-inch and LGX packaging options are available with industry-standard SC or LC fiber optic connectors and provide very low link loss. Other connector types are available upon special request.

Pricing for the new Tsunami packaging options vary according to the type of rack, number of optical channels and quantity purchased. Approximate price is $125 - $165 per port. Availability ranges from "in stock" to 5 weeks.

For additional information contact Steve Tebo at Stratos International, Inc., 7444 W. Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL USA 60706-4549. Phone: 800.323.6858 FAX: 708.867.4140
E-mail: info@stratoslightwave.com URL: www.stratoslightwave.com

Stratos Lightwave LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stratos International, Inc. Stratos International, Inc. (NASDAQ: STLW) produces electronic and optical subsystems and components for high data rate networking and data storage in enterprise, telecommunications, broadcast, military and industrial applications. In the optical arena, Stratos produces optical transceivers and integrated products in a variety of data rates and communication protocols. Stratos also produces a wide range of fiber optic, RF and microwave components and cable assemblies. Stratos' Tsunami products are components and modules that separate, combine, and route light, for high-bandwidth optical communication applications.

LGX is a registered trademark of Lucent Technologies, Inc.

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