Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) will showcase the advanced features and capabilities of its Digital Optical Networks architecture in a range of presentations and a joint demonstration with industry partners highlighting advances in 100 Gigabit Ethernet technology at this week's OFC/NFOEC 2010 conference.
At a presentation on Wednesday, Infinera Fellow Steve Grubb will explain how the Infinera architecture enables service providers to achieve greater flexibility and network efficiency, thanks to Infinera's integrated bandwidth management and the capability of Infinera's Bandwidth Virtualization™ to carry a wide range of services over any Infinera infrastructure.
Driving a Truck into OFC
The Infinera Express, Infinera's 80-foot-long mobile demo unit, will be parked on the OFC/ NFOEC show floor, with displays of leading-edge technology. In partnership with Juniper Networks and six other vendors, Infinera is demonstrating 100 GigE data traffic traveling between a Juniper Networks T1600 core router and an Infinera DTN network. The demo, using a prototype 100 Gigabit Ethernet tributary interface module deployed on Infinera's DTN System, brings 100GigE technology significantly closer to real-world implementation. Infinera's demonstrations use 100 Gigabit per second (Gbps) pluggable CFP optical transceiver modules which are available today. The Infinera DTN 100 Gigabit Ethernet tributary interface module in this demonstration is the latest prototype and is fully compliant with the most recent IEEE 802.3ba draft specification.
To showcase Infinera's end-to-end optical portfolio, the Infinera Express also contains the new Infinera ATN metro edge platform and the Infinera Management Suite which leverages Infinera's digital bandwidth management and GMPLS software to offer point-and-click provisioning and other powerful digital features on integrated DTN-ATN networks.
In other presentations, Infinera engineers will discuss advances in the design of photonic integrated circuits (PICs), including the move to higher levels of integration and the use of advanced modulation techniques in future 400 Gbps PICs.
"Infinera is a leader in the race to enable 100 Gigabit Ethernet services, which will play an important role in meeting escalating bandwidth demands worldwide," commented Infinera CTO Drew Perkins. "We believe that our unique set of technologies, including large-scale photonic integration and our software-enabled digital architecture, combined with our partnerships with the key industry players developing 100 Gigabit solutions, gives us a significant advantage in meeting the demands and challenges of the next decade."
Infinera Innovator in Photonic Integration Recognized by OSA
Infinera engineers and technologists continue the tradition of recognition for their technological innovations at this year's OFC. This year, Dr. Fred Kish, Infinera Senior Vice President of Infinera's Optical Integrated Components Group, will be named a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, becoming the fourth Infinera team member to receive this honor. According to the OSA, Dr. Kish is elected a Fellow for his contributions to the development and commercialization of the first practical (commercial) monolithic large-scale InP photonic integrated circuits and the development and commercialization of high-efficiency transparent-substrate AlGaInP LEDs. Dr. Kish joined Infinera in 2001 to lead the development and commercialization of the first large-scale commercial photonic integrated circuits. Last year, the Infinera optical integrated components effort, managed by a team led by Dr. Kish, produced PICs accounting for more than 40 percent of all the long-haul optical transmission capacity shipped worldwide, according to analyst reports.
Infinera Adds to Ottawa Team with Recognized Industry Leader, Continues to Recruit
The Infinera development team in Ottawa has been joined by John McNicol, a senior technologist and engineer well-known for playing a leading role in significant innovations in the wireless and optical networking industries. Over the past decade, Mr. McNicol played an important role in the introduction of advanced modulation techniques into Nortel's optical systems. He will be critically involved in the development of Infinera's next-generation optical networking systems.
At the OFC Career Area, the Infinera human resources team will operate a booth to recruit more industry leaders to the Infinera engineering and manufacturing team. In addition, Infinera will host private meetings at Infinera's company meeting rooms in the San Diego Convention Center.
The OFC/NFOEC conference and exhibition runs from Monday, March 22nd to Thursday March 25th at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California.