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Polatis Unveils its Expanded Photonic Switch Range Based on its Unique 3D Direct Beam Steering (DBS) Technology

Cambridge, UK - September 4, 2003 - Polatis, the Cambridge (UK) based company developing ultra-high performance optical switches for the telecommunications, defence and test & measurement markets today announced that it is broadening its product portfolio to include smaller scale switches.

The extended range of Polatis switches are available in configurations ranging from 4x4 up to 16x16 ports. Custom solutions are also available that provide multiple combinations of NxM and 1xN switches in a common package providing complete optical circuits. All switches are available as rack-mount variations for plug and play applications or as modules targeted for OEM integration.

“Following the success of the 16x16 switch, our customers are now requesting a more diverse product set. These new products, which expand Polatis’ capability have been specifically introduced to address these needs.” said Dr. Jas Sandhu, Business Development Manager at Polatis. “A great advantage of our unique technology is that it can scale all the way from low port count switches through to 64x64 and beyond whilst maintaining ultra-high optical-performance. It is this flexibility coupled with the ability to satisfy our customer’s needs that is providing Polatis with a real competitive edge.”

Polatis in conjunction with Fiber Systems International will be demonstrating its products at NFOEC, Orlando, Florida, booth #636 and DSEI, London, UK, booth #148, please visit our website for further information.

About Polatis Ltd

Since inception in 2000, Polatis has set the benchmark in ultra-low loss optical switching. Its patented direct optical beam steering technology is powering the creation of highly reliable and compact photonic switching solutions. Polatis delivers a broad range of optical switching products with class-leading performance to customers in the communications, defense and instrumentation sectors. The company is located in Cambridge, UK on the country's foremost Science Park. Polatis is backed by 3i, Alta Berkeley, Prelude and EonTech.

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

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Abbie Clarke
Marketing Coordinator
Polatis Ltd
332 Cambridge Science Park
Cambridge, CB4 0BZ, UK
+44 (0)1223 394807