CAPELLA ACHIEVES ISO 9001:2008 CERTIFICATION
Globally Recognized Quality Management System Give Customers Piece of Mind on Reliability
SAN JOSE, CA – April 6, 2011 - Capella, the leading provider of wavelength selective switch (WSS) technologies for use in reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer (ROADM) and optical cross connects, today announced that it has been recertified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard by Det Norske Veritas Certification, Inc., an ANAB accredited registrar. This voluntary achievement demonstrates Capella's unwavering commitment to quality-of-service standards, and lets customers know that the company adheres to documented processes and procedures that ensure ongoing improvements in delivering global customer support.
"Operational excellence is of paramount importance at Capella and is why we pursued ISO 9001:2008 certification," said Dr. Harvey Trop, Capella’s vice president of quality and reliability. "We’re delighted to have earned the ISO 9001:2008 registration, but more importantly, we’re pleased to have in place the global processes necessary to continuously improve Capella’s service quality on a quantifiable and demonstrable basis. As the ROADM market matures, more and more of our customers are demanding proof of our processes and systems. This certification is a huge step in the direction to not only meet, but exceed our customers' expectations."
ISO 9001:2008 certification represents an international consensus on good management practices. It ensures the use of effective processes, which are consistently monitored and continually improved, with the aim of ensuring that an organization can repeatedly deliver products and services that meet the customer's quality requirements. As part of the certification process, Capella demonstrated to its auditors an enterprise-wide understanding of the ISO 9001:2008 standard and sound, documented management processes.
About Capella Intelligent Subsystems
Capella is the industry leader of wavelength selective switch (WSS) technology for use in reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers (ROADM) and optical cross connect (OXC) applications. Capella's patented CRx® and WavePath® products provide the best performing WSS on the market offering dynamic, remote reconfigurability with fully integrated optical channel monitoring (OCM) for simplifying network operations and planning, while dramatically reducing costs. Capella's products are used in both metro and long haul applications. Founded in 2000, Capella is a privately-held company located in San Jose, California. For more information, go to www.capellainc.com.
Rebecca B. Andersen
Pacific Bridge Marketing