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LIGHTech in the News: Press Release Oct. 5, 2001

LIGHTech Fiberoptics, Inc. Unveils the Smart VOA Array


San Leandro, Calif., October 5, 2001 -- LIGHTech Fiberoptics, Inc, the premier, quality source for optical switching components, variable optical attenuators, integrated optical modules and test equipment, unveils the LT3500 Smart VOA Array product series.  The Smart VOA product series integrates up to 8 VOA’s per module with a built-in attenuation control circuit and calibration data storage device.  A single RS 232 interface allows for easy integration into complex network systems.  

The LT3500 eliminates the requirement for the system developer to design and implement custom VOA calibration, data storage and control circuitry.  Systems incorporating LIGHTech’s newest VOA product will benefit from the improved repeatability and reduced VOA failure rate offered by the integrated functions of the Smart VOA product series.  LT3500 features insertion loss of 0.35dB, precise attenuation resolution of <0.1dB and low wavelength dependent loss of <0.2dB.  Wavelength windows from 1280nm to 1340nm and from 1525nm to 1565nm are available. The LT3500 family is designed for use in power management applications including optical Add/Drop Multiplexers, Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers (EDFA), and channel balancing in DWDM systems.   

“Our Smart VOA Array series provides our clients an extremely cost-effective and simple method to incorporate the VOA function,?said Richard Burroughs, LIGHTech’s Director of Sales.  “Our clients only need to connect a RS232 interface and a 5 volt power supply, and our smart VOA is ready to go.  In today’s extremely competitive market, system companies want and need to focus the use of their resources on their competitive value add and prefer to leave the VOA function to LIGHTech’s engineering team.?lt;/span>

 LIGHTech supplies fiberoptic switching products to major telecom and datacom systems providers and end-users in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Our production facility in San Leandro, California (ISO 9001 certification completed 11/99) and our manufacturing partner in China ensure that we can ship stock components, integrated modules, and systems to meet demanding specification, delivery and cost objectives. At the same time, our commitment to customer service goes beyond rapid delivery to advancing the state of the art in fiberoptic technology. LIGHTech stands ready and able to create special configurations, custom products, and integrated systems to enable our customers to be successful.  For more information, please visit or email to


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The information set forth in this document reflects our best knowledge at the time of issue. The document is subject to changes pursuant to new developments and findings, and a similar reservation applies to the properties of the products described. We undertake no liability for results obtained by usage of our products and information. 10/2001

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