CAPELLA INTELLIGENT SUBSYSTEMS ANNOUNCES NEW ADDITION TO CR-X FAMILY:
The CR-EX 1x20 WSS
SAN JOSE, CA – September 16, 2011 – Capella Intelligent Subsystems, the leading provider of wavelength selective switch (WSS) technologies for use in reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer (ROADM) and optical cross
connects, today announced the next member of the CR-X family of WSS products with the CR-EX. The CR-EX is a
1x20 total wavelength management solution with integrated monitoring capability. The CR-EX is characterized by
wide passbands, high extinction ratio, low cross talk and insertion loss for all 21 ports. Consistently high quality
optical performance on all ports enables complete ROADM architecture flexibility, while maximizing the number of
cascaded nodes, and minimizing amplification costs. Using Capella’s proprietary technology, the CR-EX fits in the
same footprint as the CR50 and CR100 and supports either fixed attenuation or constant power mode allowing the
DWDM equipment manufacturer to select the best network control solution for their application.
Pat Day, Capella’s VP of Engineering and Product Development stated, “Our CR-EX offers best in class optical
performance, the lowest profile and the lowest power consumption on the market today. The CR-EX, with it’s
integrated optical channel power monitor, and 1x20(drop) or 20x1(add) functionality or combined add/drop in a
single module is the complete WSS solution for route and select ROADM architectures.”
The CR-EX, like the CR50 and CR100, features an optional integrated Optical Channel Power Monitor (OCPM)
eliminating the need for standalone optical monitoring solutions resulting in reduced cost and foot print within the
DWDM chassis. The integrated OCPM provides a power monitoring subsystem with Capella’s patented
Wavelength Connectivity Confirmation.
The CRx family of products has now successfully passed the required reliability and quality standards and is
generally available and shipping in volume to multiple customers.
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