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Axsun Introduces Channel Power Monitor product at ECOC 2007

Cost-efficient Optical Monitor Broadens Axsun’s Industry Leading Optical Channel Monitor Product Family

Billerica, MA, September 16, 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 Channel Power Monitor (CPM), Optical Power and Wavelength Monitor. Introduced for the first time at the European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) in Berlin, Germany, Axsun’s new optical monitor product delivers the right balance of performance, scalability and economics needed for cost-conscious metro applications.

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

The CPM provides all the scalability of the OMx family, supporting 50GHz, and even 25GHz channel spacing, with a flexible power detection algorithm suitable for mixed 10G/40G spectra and complex modulation schemes. The CPM will continue to offer industry leading spectral resolution (200 MHz), and performance with a more economic price point.

“Axsun has grown to be the market leader in optical channel monitoring by offering leading performance,” said Dale Flanders, President and CEO of Axsun. “Our new CPM product will still offer the best performance in the industry, at a cost point suitable for Next Generation Metro DWDM systems.”

Samples of the CPM product will begin shipping in October 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.


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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