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Axsun Introduces Family of Advanced Tunable Components at ECOC 2007

Billerica, MA, September 16, 2007 - Axsun Technologies Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced photonic components and subsystems, today announced a family of Tunable Filter products. Based on Axsun Technologies’ industry-leading optical integration platform, Axsun Tunable Filters offer the industry’s highest resolution tunable filter performance in a compact footprint, enabling optical subsystem OEMs to integrate high resolution filtering into compact next-generation optical modules.

"Tunable filters are a key building block for reconfigurable optical network elements, and are also experiencing strong demand from fiber bragg grating based optical sensing, and test and measurement applications," said Dale Flanders, President and CEO of Axsun "These tunable components are a logical extension of Axsun’s dynamic optical module products."

Axsun’s Tunable Components provide high-resolution tunable filter capabilities, with more integrated functionality in compact industry-standard packages. Because Axsun Tunable Filters are based on the same technology used in AXSUN’s Telcordia-qualified optical monitor products, customers are assured of telecom grade reliability, backed by more than 100 Million field device hours.

"Many companies developing products in telecommunications and test and measurement markets, require high performance tunable filters with a small footprint,” explained Karen Scammell, Director of sales at Axsun Technologies. “With Axsun’s integrated solutions, customers can reduce the overall design footprint and eliminate the additional labor and reliability concerns related to multiple discrete components.”

Axsun is currently shipping Tunable Filters with component evaluation boards and software to several customers.

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.


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

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