Company acquires nine patents in integrated photonics, photonic radio systems and other areas of optical networking
Precision OT, the Rochester-based provider of optical transceivers and related active/passive optical components, is once again making waves in the optical networking space. The company’s Advanced Engineering Group has acquired nine patents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in the areas of optical networking, integrated photonics and photonic radio systems, with many more pending. The group of in-house engineers develops innovative solutions that help providers reduce costs while future-proofing their networks.
Precision OT’s Advanced Engineering Group: Innovation, not White Labeling
The optical networking industry is in a golden age of innovation and expansion thanks to increasing consumer and enterprise adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G, HD streaming, AI and other cloud-based applications. Accommodating such bandwidth-intensive technologies within existing or new networks is causing today’s network providers to look for new, powerful solutions that can help them improve and simplify network performance while also reducing costs.
“The Advanced Engineering Group’s objective is to develop new technology that can assist network operators in handling higher data rates across longer distances and generating crucial efficiencies that can positively impact their bottom lines. To that end, we’re proud to have recently earned nine patents by the federal government that have the potential to shape global optical networks for years to come. With many optical component providers on the market simply white-labeling products, our Advanced Engineering Group is a key differentiator for Precision OT. And we not only develop new solutions, but we share our engineering expertise with our partners to help them build the networks that will work for them now and into the future.” – Chris Page, CTO of Precision OT
A Word on P4AR™: An Advanced Engineering Group Breakthrough
Precision OT’s PAM4 Access Reach (P4AR™) solution is a prime example of the Advanced Engineering Group’s function. The existing QSFP28 DWDM DCI solution currently on the market requires external components such as erbium-doped fiber amplifiers, dispersion compensation modules, specialized filters and other transport equipment. In contrast, P4AR is the only commercial 100G DWDM, QSFP28 switch pluggable product that does not require DCM (or other equipment) for transmission up to 40km. As a result, it enables network providers to achieve high capacity with high speed at the edge while reducing costs. With 4TB max capacity and a 40km reach without external equipment, P4AR yields upwards of 76% of CapEx savings, more than 8.5 kW of power savings and 10RU of rack savings. The P4AR transceiver will be available for demo and pre-order in Q1 2022.
Precision OT’s Advanced Engineering Group offers extensive experience in embedded systems, communications theory, signal processing, integrated photonics (both Silicon Photonics and Indium Phosphide), high speed electro-optical integration, and integrated circuit manufacturing. To learn more about the group, visit https://www.precisionot.com/advanced-engineering-group/.