Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ:OCLR) Part Of CWDM4 Group For 2KM 100G Links


Dallas, Texas 04/01/2014 (FINANCIALSTRENDS) – Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ:OCLR) is one of the leading optical technology network and component solutions provider with a global footprint. The company has been one of the industry’s bench marker’s, bringing out as it does, innovative, key products which are in a range of their own. Its industry leadership has meant that it has been part of consortiums which study feasibility of adoption of new industry standards.

CWDM4 MSA Objectives

It’s latest such participation has been in the New Consortium – CWDM4 MSA- which has been addressing the technical requirements to implement datacentre infrastructure. The objective is to promote increased use of ‘interoperable 2km 100G interfaces over duplex single-mode fiber (SMF).’

As per latest reports of the consortium, Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ:OCLR) along with other participants such as Avago Technologies, Finisar Corporation, and JDSU have arrived at the conclusion that, “duplex-fiber 100G optical interface to address the 2km link distance,” would solve technical issues and offer low-cost alternatives for datacentre expansion requirements.

Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ:OCLR) and other participants of the consortium aimed at ensuring the adoption of technology which is far more advanced in comparison to current standards but also provided the platform’s participants such as the supply chain to offer diversified products and ensure competitive and compatible products for data center ecosystems.

Industry defining move

Oclaro, Inc. Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ:OCLR) and other consortium member conclusions, according to analyst Dale Murray, who heads LightCounting Market Research, “The IEEE standardized a cost-effective 100m solution known as ‘SR4’. Beyond 100m, there is only the ‘LR4’ standard, which is targeted to achieve10km. Customers, particularly hyperscale data centers, are looking for solutions up to 2km.”

He concluded that, “The industry is now coming together, through this MSA, to provide a cost-effective data center reach of 2km. This solution will smooth the process of getting to 100Gb Ethernet.”