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Finisar Introduces First Wavelength-Tunable RF-over-Fiber Transmitter in Small Form-Factor Module

Wide-Band Tunable Wavelength Capability Brings New Operational Flexibility

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/03/14 -- Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) today introduced the industry's first 3 GHz RF-modulated, wavelength-tunable optical transmitter in a Small-Form Factor module. With its wide RF dynamic range, this transmitter is optimal for applications such as cellular backhaul, distributed antenna systems, and GPS signal distribution. It saves up to half the space and power consumption over today's non-tunable solutions. The pluggable XFP-RF transmitter installs into Finisar's rack-mount system that hosts up to 10 transmitters in one rack-unit, and enables network equipment providers to design these ports into existing optical platforms. The transmitter complies with the interface specifications for XFP-RF transmitters (SCTE 195 2013) published by the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE). Finisar will display its wavelength-tunable 3 GHz XFP-RF transmitter at the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition in Washington, D.C., March 11-13 in booth #7138.

Finisar's XFP-RF optical transmitter module is optimal for Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) applications, which dramatically increase bandwidth over existing fiber infrastructure by combining multiple optical signals onto a single fiber. The transmitter module provides wide-band wavelength tuning up to 88 different wavelengths across the entire C-band. This eliminates inventory of transmitters at fixed wavelengths and eases the provisioning of complex DWDM networks.

"As a leader in optical communications, Finisar continues to advance optics for RF-over-Fiber systems," stated Shawn Esser, Director of Product Marketing for RF-over-Fiber products at Finisar. "The 3 GHz XFP-RF transmitter saves customers space and power. Its pluggable Small Form Factor and tunable wavelength capability provide increased flexibility for various applications such as backhaul for small cells and distribution of L-band satellite signals."

Samples are available now for customer evaluation. For more information about Finisar's XFP-RF optical transmitter, contact us by email at [email protected]. For information about the Satellite Show exhibition, visit their website at http://www.satellite2014.com/.

About Finisar
Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) is a global technology leader for fiber optic subsystems and components that enable high-speed voice, video and data communications for telecommunications, networking, storage, wireless, and cable TV applications. For 25 years, Finisar has provided critical optics technologies to system manufacturers to meet the increasing demands for network bandwidth and storage. Finisar is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, USA with R&D, manufacturing sites, and sales offices worldwide. For additional information, visit www.finisar.com. Stay up to date with Finisar by reading the Lightspeed blog and connecting with us on Twitter, Facebook, and the YouTube Finisar Channel.

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