Agility and Princeton Optronics Join OIF Laser MSA

May 27, 2003
Santa Barbara, CA; Princeton, May 28, 2003. Agility Communications, a provider of widely tunable lasers, and Princeton Optronics have joined Bookham Technology, GTRAN, Intel, iolon, QDI, Santur, and Vitesse in supporting the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) based OIF Compliant Tunable Laser Multi-Source Agreement (MSA). The OIF Compliant Tunable Laser MSA Group was formed in March, 2003.

Santa Barbara, CA; Princeton, May 28, 2003. Agility Communications, a provider of widely tunable lasers, and Princeton Optronics have joined Bookham Technology, GTRAN, Intel, iolon, QDI, Santur, and Vitesse in supporting the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) based OIF Compliant Tunable Laser Multi-Source Agreement (MSA). The OIF Compliant Tunable Laser MSA Group was formed in March, 2003.

The OIF Compliant MSA offers telecommunication system vendors increased flexibility by enabling them to source components from more than one tunable laser manufacturer. It also allows companies to streamline product designs by setting standards for functionality, size and optical performance, resulting in faster time to market for tunable laser products and solutions.

"We are very pleased that Agility and Princeton Optronics have decided to join the OIF Compliant MSA and help build momentum behind the OIF effort," said Allan Ashmead, Vice President of Business Development at iolon, inc. "Universal standardization removes the final hurdle in the mass adoption of widely tunable lasers, allowing system integrators to second source from a number of credible suppliers."

"Broad backing of the OIF Compliant Tunable Laser MSA is an important step toward industry-wide adoption of tunable lasers in the network," said Arlon Martin, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Agility Communications, Inc "The advent of widely-supported industry standards makes tunable lasers more accessible to telecommunication system vendors, allows for second source availability and enables more efficient design-in of this cost saving technology."

"The extensive commitment to the OIF Compliant MSA confirms that widely tunable lasers are an advanced product which is readily available to be incorporated in system architectures," said Timothy Hays, Vice President of Marketing at Princeton Optronics, Inc. "This partnership marks a significant step toward the much-anticipated advent of truly agile networks."

Technical specifications and a full list of all companies participating in the MSA can be viewed at http://www.TunableLaserMSA.com.

For more information about Agility, visit www.agility.com .

For more information about Princeton Optronics, visit www.princetonoptronics.com .

For more information aboutiolon, visit www.iolon.com .

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