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  • From: Becky Obbema <>
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  • Subject: PRESS RELEASE: ADVA Named Preferred Optical Vendor by The Quilt
  • Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 08:42:09 -0700


Company supports build-out of high-capacity infrastructure for research networks of the future

Mahwah/New Jersey, USA, and Martinsried/Munich, Germany. September 19, 2005. ADVA Optical Networking today announced it has been accepted as a preferred vendor of optical networking equipment in The Quilt's Vendor Information Exchange (VIX) program. The Quilt is a U.S.-based coalition of advanced regional networking organizations in the research and education sectors.

ADVA is the first optical solutions provider to be selected for The Quilt's VIX program. ADVA will offer The Quilt members its Fiber Service Platform (FSP) 2000 and 3000 devices, which deliver high-speed services and network infrastructure to the metropolitan area. The FSP 2000 and 3000 enable deployment of Coarse and Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (C/DWDM) systems, providing high bandwidth and flexibility to organizations at an attractive price point.

“ADVA's Optical+Ethernet networking solutions enable universities, enterprises and carriers to offer competitive services and applications with a low total cost of ownership, independent of the existing network infrastructure," stated Hudnall Croasdale, executive director of The Quilt. "ADVA's products are characterized by their extreme flexibility and scalability, two critical requirements for success in this market sub-segment. To meet the regional network requirements of our members, ADVA offers an excellent best-of-breed, high-speed networking solution."

The Quilt membership consists of 23 research and education networking organizations that include more than 200 universities and research institutions across the United States. Member organizations are involved in leading research projects that span the range of advanced scientific and technological subjects. Driving heavy demand for bandwidth via applications like grid and cluster computing, The Quilt members require low latency, high security and high reliability from the networks that connect them. Fiber optic networks promise relief for these constraints.

"Research and technical universities today require big pipes," confirmed Brian P. McCann, ADVA's chief marketing and strategy officer. "These organizations are quickly moving from 1 Gig to 10 Gig infrastructures, based on their need for higher capacity to run data-intensive applications and research projects. Through this relationship with The Quilt, ADVA is providing access to critical network solutions at special pricing rates. We are pleased to offer technologies that help build the infrastructure today that will meet the needs of this critical industry for the next decade."

ADVA's full FSP portfolio includes products that enable leading technologies like CWDM, DWDM and Time Division Multiplexing (TDM). The FSP systems enable up to 512 applications ranging from speeds of 8Mbit/s to 10Gbit/s to be transported over a single fiber pair more than 600 kilometers. The ADVA portfolio includes the FSP 150, FSP 1500, FSP 2000, FSP 3000 and FSP Management Suite.

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ADVA Optical Networking (FSE: ADV) is a leading global provider of optical networking solutions for rapid and cost-effective provisioning of high-speed data, storage, voice, and video services in the metropolitan area. ADVA's carrier-class Fiber Service Platform (FSP) product portfolio is explicitly designed to enhance services, simplify networks, and reduce the total cost of ownership. ADVA's solutions have been deployed at over 100 carriers and several thousand enterprises worldwide. ADVA's products are sold through an international network of blue-chip distribution partners in addition to its own direct sales force.


The Quilt gathers more than 23 leading research and education networking organizations in the United States to promote consistent, reliable, interoperable and efficient advanced networking services that extend to the broadest possible community; and to represent common interests in the development and delivery of advanced network services. Participants in The Quilt provide network service for more than 200 Internet2 universities and thousands of other educational institutions. Internet2, a university-led research and development consortium, provides organizational support for The Quilt. For more information, see:

ADVA Optical Networking Inc., Mahwah/New Jersey, USA
ADVA AG Optical Networking, Martinsried/Munich and Meiningen, Germany
ADVA Optical Networking Corp., Tokyo, Japan


Christine Keck
t +1 201 258 8293 (U.S.)
t +49(0)89 89 0665 -0 (Europe)
t +81 3 5408 5891 (Asia)


Wolfgang Guessgen
t +1 201 258 8300 (U.S.)
t +49(0)89 89 0665 -240 (Europe)
t +81 3 5408 5891 (Asia)

Thank you for your interest in ADVA Optical Networking

Becky Obbema
Account Manager
Interprose, Inc.
|t| 408.778.2024
|f| 408.776.3092

  • PRESS RELEASE: ADVA Named Preferred Optical Vendor by The Quilt, Becky Obbema, 09/19/2005

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