Stratos Optical Expands FTTx OSP Product Offerings


- Offering Service Providers a New Resource for Affordable, High Reliability PON Components, HFOC Series and Light Source Test Instrument Added to Line -

CHICAGO, June 6 -- Stratos Optical Technologies, a leader in fiberoptic system solutions, announced the expansion of their FTTx product line to include a new series of HFOC (Hardened Fiber Optic Connectors) and new handheld optical test instruments. Stratos entered the FTTx market early with an established OEM presence in the central office, enterprise and access markets. Stratos entered the OSP segment in 2005 with the introduction of a complete end-to-end passive optical network (PON) connectivity system specifically designed to address the needs of municipalities, local phone companies, independent service providers and building developers. The entire FTTx line, including the new products, will be exhibited for the first time at the OSP Expo in Chicago, IL June 4-8, 2006 (Stratos booth #67034).

These new products add depth to Stratos' field-proven product line that now includes FTTx dedicated connectors and test instruments. Stratos' engineering excellence and high value manufacturing partner Shinkwang combine to provide leading products that satisfy tough Telcordia reliability standards in service at Korea Telecom, NTT and other leading FTTx customers.

The Stratos FTTx line also includes fiber cabling, inside and outside plant enclosures, splitters, and cabinets -- enabling cost effective solutions for the entire link between the central office and enterprise or home end-users. By combining the best of breed products, supported through local engineering and sales teams, Stratos delivers a customer-oriented, one-stop source for quality outside plant products at highly competitive prices.

HFOC Fiber Connector Series

The Stratos FTTx HFOC fiber connector series is a family of fully ruggedized "drop cable" connectors for single and multiple fiber applications. These connectors allow plug-in installation to single or multiple dwellings. They may be placed in pedestal closures, aerial and buried closures, or equipment located at a fiber distribution hub enclosure or optical network termination unit near customer premises. The physical size of the HFOC easily pulls through conduit and accommodates different cable constructions: oval and round. A visual mating indicator assures installers when a proper connection has been made.

Stratos HFOC products benefit from the company's decades of experience in developing and manufacturing fiber connectors for reliable low-cost installation in hostile environments.

LS420 Optical Light Source for Installation Testing

The LS420 handheld light source and power meter instruments provide all the necessary requirements to measure absolute or relative optical power in the PON. The memory can store 512 measurements with fiber number or location, wavelength, absolute or relative value of insertion loss. All the data is easily exported to Excel, Word or other applications.

This small, robust and low-cost tool is available in seven working wavelengths: 850, 1300, 1310, 1490, 1550, 1625 nm and visible laser source 650 nm. The rechargeable battery ensures field life to a minimum of five years.

Structure for Customer Satisfaction: Large Company Quality with Small Company Flexibility and Service

As a long-time supplier to the telecom and enterprise customer bases, Stratos understands the technical challenges frequently encountered in the course of replacing legacy systems with fiberoptic networks, as well as designing fiberoptic network solutions for new construction. The company has modeled their sales and engineering support organization to provide fast delivery of custom-configured, high-performance networking solutions for indoor and outdoor applications, including existing home developments, buildings, MDUs or businesses.

Both of the new additions to the FTTx product line are currently available. For price and delivery quotations contact FTTx Sales at 708-457-2702 or request information online at fttxinfo@stratoslightwave.com . Product information is also available on the company website www.stratoslightwave.com/ .

About Stratos Optical Technologies

Stratos Optical Technologies is a global producer of optical, electronic and optoelectronic components and subsystems. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Stratos International (STLW). The company headquarters is located at 7444 W. Wilson Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60706-4549. For more information call 800-323-6858 or visit the company website at www.stratoslightwave.com/ .

About Stratos International

Stratos International, Inc. (NASDAQ:STLW) is a leading designer, developer and manufacturer of RF and microwave, as well as optical subsystems, components and interconnect products used in telecom, enterprise, military and video markets.

Stratos has a rich history of optical and mechanical packaging expertise and has been a pioneer in developing several optical devices using innovative form-factors for telecom, datacom and harsh environment applications. This expertise, coupled with several strategic acquisitions, has allowed Stratos to amass a broad range of products and build a strong IP portfolio of more than 100 patents. Stratos currently serves more than 1,300 active customers, primarily in the telecom/datacom, military/aerospace and video markets.

Stratos International shares trade on the Nasdaq market under the symbol STLW. The company headquarters is located in Chicago, IL. For more information call 800.323.6858 or visit the company website at www.stratosinternational.com/ .

CONTACT: Camille Cox for Stratos International, Inc., +1-805-497-6400, camille@onrampcomm.com

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