Finisar’s Inaugural Exhibition at Cable-Tec Expo

This blog post is provided by Shawn Esser, Director of Product Line Management at Finisar.

For the first time, Finisar exhibited at the Cable-Tec Expo held at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center from November 15-17, 2011. The overall attendance increased by 24 percent at the premiere trade show of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE); topping 10,000 attendees. In addition to the strong attendance from the United States, international attendance was up 21 percent from more than 60 countries.

Finisar displayed its latest fiber optic products to Multiple System Operators (MSO) and network equipment providers. A live demonstration was shown of Finisar’s EPON ONU SFP which allows service providers to utilize standard switches, routers and other customer premises equipment (CPE) to connect directly to PON networks. The demonstration showed video being carried over an EPON network with 20km of optical fiber being received into Finisar’s ONU SFP installed in a common Ethernet media convertor. Finisar also showed its GPON version of the ONU SFP.

Attendees were also impressed with Finisar’s wavelength tunable XFP modules that cover the entire C-band wavelength range, leading optical passives for PON networks, and RF-over-Fiber products that natively carry RF signals up to 40 GHz.

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Visit Finisar at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo

Coined as the industry’s engineering show of the year, the 2011 Cable-Tec Expo will be held next week in Atlanta, GA (Nov. 15-17) and is sure to be bustling with activity. Put on by the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers, the conference provides access to the latest in cable technology, products, and services with more than 40 technical sessions and exhibitors from more than 50 countries.

Finisar will be located at booth #422, and we welcome you to stop by to hear about our latest developments with EPON, RF-Over-Fiber and Passives products. At the booth, we’ll be demonstrating our EPON stick – Plug and play video transmission over EPON.

See you there!