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HUBER+SUHNER Polatis i-Series Product Family Distinguished in Lightwave Innovation Reviews for Network Test Lab Applications

BOSTON, MA and CAMBRIDGE, UK – March 21, 2018
-- HUBER+SUHNER Polatis, the performance leader in all-optical switching, has been recognized in the 2018 Lightwave Innovation Reviews program as an innovative product in the Lab/Product Equipment category of the competition.
The Polatis i-Series all-optical switch product line was designed specifically for the stringent fiber layer connectivity requirements of network test lab environments. The i- Series products include unique features for the test lab, like dark fiber switching, integrated variable optical attenuation, optical power meters, and a programmable shutter feature. Use of the switches reduces opex and capex while providing greater test coverage, faster response, and improved accuracy.
"The i-Series product line, and our investment in specific, important, and hard to engineer features, demonstrates our commitment to supporting the network test lab. We are honored to be recognized by Lightwave in this market segment that demands a higher level of performance and optical specifications," said Gerald Wesel, president and general manager at HUBER+SUHNER Polatis.
Presented annually by Lightwave, the Lightwave Innovation Reviews program distinguishes top products and solutions available within the optical networking industry as determined by a stellar panel of third-party judges. Judges include industry executives and analysts from a wide variety of service providers, technology developers, industry analysts, and journalists.
"On behalf of the Lightwave Innovation Reviews, I would like to congratulate our finalists," said Lightwave Group Publisher Christine Shaw. "This competitive, unbiased program celebrates the most original and innovative products in the optical networking industry." The Innovation Reviews are judged based on originality, innovation, positive impact on the customer, novelty of approach, and cost-effectiveness. The Lightwave Innovation Reviews judges cited the i-Series product as being "A very useful product with good optical specifications."
About Lightwave
For more than 30 years, Lightwave ( has delivered trusted technical, application and business insights to senior-level decision makers for optical communications worldwide. Lightwave serves technology vendors, communications carriers and major enterprises with a complete and nuanced picture of the optical communications business environment. Lightwave is a valued information source for information related to FTTx, networking, equipment design, MSO optics, and test and measurement for corporate executives, department heads, project managers, network engineers and others making strategic decisions that are critical to the success of their businesses. Lightwave is a unit of PennWell Corporation.
About The 2018 Lightwave Innovation Reviews program
The Lightwave Innovation Reviews is in its fourth year of recognizing and celebrating the industry's most unique products and solutions that help optical communications professionals worldwide drive improvements and innovation in optical technology. Executives at Ciena, Intel, Lumentum, LightCounting Market Research, and Adva were among the third-party judges for the 2017 Innovation Reviews. Criteria used in the Innovation Reviews rankings include, first and foremost, unique technology or application thereof, innovation, ease of use, efficiency, reliability and contribution to profitability.
About HUBER+SUHNER Polatis
HUBER+SUHNER Polatis is the leading supplier of high performance dynamic all-optical switch solutions for software-defined network provisioning, protection, monitoring, reconfiguration and test. The reliable, field-proven DirectLight™ optical switch technology powers the thousands of switches in-service worldwide and has created the industry's broadest range of transparent, bidirectional, dark-fiber optical circuit switches from 4x4 to 384x384 ports. Visit
HUBER+SUHNER is a global company with headquarters in Switzerland which develops and manufactures components and system solutions for electrical and optical connectivity. The company acquired Polatis in 2016. With cables, connectors and systems - developed from the three core technologies of radio frequency, fiber optics and low frequency - the company serves customers in the communication, transportation and industrial sectors. The products deliver high performance, quality, reliability and long life – even under harsh environment conditions. The global production network, combined with group companies and agencies in over 60 countries, puts HUBER+SUHNER close to its customers. Further information on the company can be found at

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