Lynx-Network.com, October 3, 2005
Lynx Introduces All-Optical Bypass System

Latest LightLEADER Plug-and-Play Switch Lets Carriers and Service Providers Ensure Network Reliability During Power Outages

CALABASAS HILLS, Calif., October 3, 2005 – Lynx Photonic Networks (www.LynxPN.com), the leading photonic switching solution company, has added an all-optical bypass system to its popular LightLEADER™ 3000 series of plug-and-play photonic switches. The new LL-300x system is targeted at carriers and service providers in storm-affected areas where electrical wire breakdowns are common and cause power outages in one or more network nodes.

The system allows a carrier to automatically bypass network sites experiencing power outages, thereby maintaining integrity in the rest of the network. In addition to bypassing failed network nodes, the LL-300x facilitates monitoring of links to the affected site, by establishing a remote loop-back connection, and supports advanced features such as programmable power-up delay. The system can be used in linear network topologies where no node recovery mechanism is available as well as in self-healing rings that can recover only from single network failures.

“In light of the increased awareness of the infrastructure damage caused by natural elements, carriers and service providers are taking a harder look at beefing up their network survivability,” said Lynx CEO Daniel Tal. “Our new bypass system gives them a powerful tool for meeting this mission critical objective.”

The LightLEADER bypass system comprises two models – the LL-3002, designed to bypass two circuits, and the LL-3004, which supports four circuits. The systems are housed in a robust 1U rack-mountable enclosure and can be ordered with or without management features.

About Lynx Photonic Networks
Lynx is the leading photonic communications solutions company, with its own-patented solid-state switching technology, featured in its successful LightLEADER family of add-on plug-and-play all-optical switching systems. The company is headquartered in Southern California, is ISO-9001-2000 certified, and has raised more than $64 million from blue-chip private and corporate investors, such as ADC Telecommunications, Goldman Sachs, HarbourVest Partners, JDSU, Morgan Stanley, Telesoft, and Walden Ventures. More information is available from Lynx Photonic Networks, 26775 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas Hills, Calif., 91301; Telephone: 818-878-7500; or on the Web at www.LynxPN.com.

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