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Polatis Partners with JDSU in Test & Measurement Market

Companies integrate new Series 2000 optical matrix switches; demonstrate joint solution at OFC/NFOEC

OFC/NFOEC 2009, San Diego March 24, 2009 - JDSU and Polatis, Inc. have signed a distributorship agreement under which JDSU will integrate Polatis products as part of its portfolio of test solutions for the lab and production markets. The agreement expands a distributorship that was originally entered into in 2005 when JDSU and Polatis first began offering the Series 1000 all-optical solutions for automating test and measurement processes.

All-optical solutions from JDSU and Polatis provide instrument-grade performance characteristics for precision test and measurement automation. The addition of Polatis' new Series 2000 all-optical matrix switches enables higher capacity test solutions while maintaining superior signal performance. The Series 2000 all-optical matrix switches will be demonstrated for the first time this week at OFC/NFOEC in JDSU Booth #2015 and Polatis Booth #813.

"Together JDSU and Polatis truly set the bar for test and measurement automation, where instrumentation level optical performance is the gold standard," said Polatis president and CEO Gerald Wesel. "The new agreement, and the availability of our new Series 2000 products, enables us to address a larger market with the same instrumentation-grade quality that our joint solutions are already known for."

"Test automation further reduces costs for our customers, and the release of a high port count switch by Polatis further enables customers to implement JDSU testers in a more cost-effective way," said Gegs Jones, JDSU fiber optic production and lab testing business unit manager. "This agreement allows both companies to take advantage of what each do best and we are excited about the opportunities it provides for our customers."

The Polatis Series 2000 is a high-performance, strictly non-blocking all-optical matrix switch with up to 80x80 ports. In a compact form factor, the Series 2000 provides transparent, bidirectional connectivity on dark or lit fiber with excellent repeatability and with typical insertion loss of under 1dB.

About JDSU

JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU; and TSX: JDU) enables broadband and optical innovation in the communications, commercial and consumer markets. JDSU is the leading provider of communications test and measurement solutions and optical products for telecommunications service providers, cable operators, and network equipment manufacturers. JDSU is also a leading provider of innovative optical solutions for medical/environmental instrumentation, semiconductor processing, display, brand authentication, aerospace and defense, and decorative applications.

More information is available at: www.jdsu.com


About Polatis

Polatis develops and manufactures the world's lowest loss optical switching products for government and defense, telecommunications and data center, test & measurement and video broadcast markets. Through a unique combination of proven technologies and new, innovative architectures, Polatis has achieved class-leading performance and reliability that solve some of today's toughest optical networking challenges. Polatis all-optical switching products are proven in more than 500 networks all over the world.

To learn more please visit our website at: www.polatis.com


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