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Axsun Introduces High Performance C+L Optical Monitor at OFC/NFOEC 2007

Extended-Range Optical Monitor Broadens Axsun’s Industry Leading Optical Channel Monitor Product Family


Billerica, MA, March 26, 2007 – Axsun Technologies Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced photonic components and subsystems, today announced further expansion of their industry-leading OMx™ optical monitor product family with the introduction of the industry’s first high resolution C+L Band Optical Monitor. Introduced for the first time at OFC/NFOEC conference and exposition in Anaheim, CA, Axsun’s new OMxCL, delivers industry-leading performance across the entire C+L bands in a single compact integrated package.

First field deployed in 2001, Axsun OMx monitors are currently used in over half of all new telecommunications systems employing optical monitoring, covering Metro/Regional, Long Haul and Ultra Long Haul spans.

The OMxCL provides all the performance benefits of the OMx family, while providing more than double the optical bandwidth, up to 100nm, enabling monitoring of hundreds of channels in one rapid scan. The OMx family offers the industry’s highest performance with laboratory instrument class Spectral Resolution (400 MHz), and leading OSNR Accuracy at 50GHz and 100GHz spacing.

“Axsun has grown to be the market leader in optical channel monitoring through innovation in design and rock-solid reliability in the field,” said Greg Smolka, Axsun VP of Sales and Marketing. “With the addition of these new wider bandwidth products, DWDM system providers as well as Optical Sensing Instrumentation manufacturers can now monitor the entire C+L band in a single module, while not compromising on the high resolution and superb OSNR performance they have come to expect from Axsun’s OMx products.”

Samples of the new OMxCL begin shipping in April 2007.

About Axsun Technologies
Axsun Technologies, Inc., a Volcano subsidiary, established in 1998, develops and manufactures MEMS-based optical engines for industrial spectroscopy, optical telecommunications and medical imaging, applications. Through its expertise in micro-optics, packaging and precision engineering, Axsun has pioneered an entirely new class of high-performance, miniaturized instruments and devices enabling a dramatic shift from lab based measurements to on-line, at-line and in-vivo measurements, without compromising performance. Axsun was acquired by Volcano in December 2008.

Contact:

Dale Flanders
Axsun Technologies, Inc., a Volcano company

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Diane Flynn
Business Development
Volcano Corp.

1 Fortune Drive
Billerica MA 01821
Tel 978.262.0049
Fax 978.262.0035
www.axsun.com
www.volcanocorp.com

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