NEWS RELEASE

Champion ONE Solves Telecom Industry’s Delivery Problem With New Next Day Dense Wave™ DWDM XFP

The Leading 3rd Party Transceiver Company Establishes Another Industry First By Making Any C-band Channel DWDM XFP Available For Next Day Delivery

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – July 12, 2012 – As the leading 3rd party optical transceiver company in the industry, Champion ONE announced today the immediate availability of its new Next Day Dense Wave (NDDW) product line.  This new line of optical transceivers or pluggable optics solves one of the most pressing problems related to building out dense wave division multiplexing (DWDM) networks today, the availability of DWDM optical transceivers in a timely manner.

With Champion ONE’s new NDDW product and service innovation, telecommunication and data communication providers will no longer need to wait the typical 8 to 12 weeks, on average, it takes to acquire the optical components they need to light circuits.  Regardless of the channel, telecom and datacom providers will now be able to immediately meet the needs of their customers.  Whether it’s turning up a new circuit or acquiring a spare, the instant availability of Champion ONE’s Next Day Dense Wave product line will improve the bottom line for service providers by making them more competitive and driving 2-3 months of previously lost additional revenue.

These NDDW XFP modules are ideally suited for metro Ethernet, mobile backhaul, and long haul applications.

Champion ONE’s Next Day Dense Wave product line is available in all of the standard ITUC-band 50GHz spaced channels.  They are amplifiable multi-rate transceivers, capable of supporting 10G Ethernet for LAN and WAN, SONET OC-192, as well as 10G Fibre Channel. They also support FEC (if enabled by the port).  Additionally, the Next Day Dense Wave DWDM hot pluggable XFP optics feature digital diagnostics (DD), also known as digital optical monitoring (DOM). This feature enables network operators to monitor real-time parameters of the XFPs, such as optical output power, optical input power, temperature, laser bias current, and transceiver supply voltage.

The Next Day Dense Wave optics are also MSA (multi-source agreement) compliant, as are all of Champion ONE’s optical transceivers.  These transceivers adhere to the XFP MSA standard, serving as a direct replacement for hot pluggable fixed channel DWDM XFP OEM transceivers.  This allows the use of fiber-conserving WDM solutions in standard switches and routers, eliminating the need for a separate optical transport device.

“Being able to turn up a DWDM circuit in a timely manner is a huge problem for service providers and we wanted to help solve that problem.  As bandwidth demand continues to grow at an exponential rate and 10Gb/s services accelerate, the build out of DWDM networks is a trend that we don’t see slowing down anytime soon.   As a result, our innovative NDDW solution will help our customers meet their growth targets, while allowing them to maintain the QoS standard that their customers have come to expect,” said Bob Cromleigh, Champion ONE director of sales.

Champion ONE’s Next Day Dense Wave product line currently includes the XFP form factor.  Champion ONE plans to release an SFP+ version in the not too distant future.

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About Champion ONE

Champion ONE is a global supplier of standards-based, carrier-grade network solutions for clients in the service provider, enterprise, healthcare, education and government sectors. The company’s transceivers, optical filters and accessories, and optical systems are optimized for use with the industry’s leading OEM platforms. Placing an emphasis on providing In A Class By Itself Service™ to its customers, Champion ONE provides products that are backed by an exceptional warranty and consistently superior support. For additional information on Champion ONE, call 800-860-7466 or visit our website atwww.championone.com.

Media Relations Contact
Keith Lewis
Champion ONE
+1 216.831.1800
klewis@championone.com

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