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Anritsu Test Solutions Honored with 2017 Lightwave Innovation Review Awards


Network Master™ Flex MT1100A and PAM BER Test Solution Earn High Rankings From Panel of Industry Leaders

Richardson, TX – March 8, 2017– Anritsu Company announces that its Network Master™ Flex MT1100A and PAM4 BER test solution featuring the MP1800A BERT and G0361A 64G baud DAC have been recognized by the 2017 Lightwave Innovation Reviews. The Network Master Flex earned a score of 4.5 and the PAM4 BERT test solution recorded a 3.5 out of a possible 5.0.

Presented annually by Lightwave, the Lightwave Innovation Reviews program distinguishes top products and solutions available within the optical networking industry. The stellar panel of experienced third-party judges includes 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 Anritsu Company,” said Lightwave Group Publisher Rob Stuehrk. “This competitive, unbiased program celebrates the most original and innovative products in the optical networking industry.”

The Innovation Reviews are judged based on the following criteria:

  • Originality
  • Innovation
  • Positive impact on the customer
  • How well it addresses a new or existing requirement
  • Novelty of approach
  • Cost-effectiveness

“Anritsu is committed to developing innovative test solutions that help move technology forward and meet the ever-emerging needs of the marketplace. Earning high scores in the Lightwave Innovation Reviews is particularly gratifying because they are determined by industry leaders who help shape the industry,” said Paul Innis, Vice President and General Manager of Anritsu Company. “The MT1100A and MP1800A exemplify how Anritsu is developing comprehensive, flexible solutions to address market and customer requirements with the scalability to expand capability as technologies evolve.”

The Network Master Flex MT1100A supports all the latest communications network technologies. By selecting and installing up to two modules from a range of three module options, the all-in-one solution supports R&D, manufacturing, installation and maintenance tests of network and transport equipment operating at bit rates from 1.5 Mbps to 100 Gbps.

The PAM4 BER solution is comprised of the MP1800 BERT and G0361A 64Gbaud 2-bit D/A Converter (DAC) with MUX. It generates exceptionally clear eye diagrams at up to 128 Gbps per channel for 400G applications, helping engineers verify high-speed devices, modules and networks systems per industry standards such as 400 GbE and CEI-56G.


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 2017 Lightwave Innovation Reviews

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 Anritsu

Anritsu Company is the United States subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for 120 years. Anritsu’s “2020 VISION” philosophy engages customers as true partners to help develop wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital solutions for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance applications, as well as multidimensional service assurance solutions for network monitoring and optimization. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. The company develops advanced solutions for 5G, M2M, IoT, as well as other emerging and legacy wireline and wireless communication markets. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu has approximately 4,000 employees in over 90 countries.

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Eric Fauxpoint
Director - EMEA Business Development
Anritsu EMEA
Tel: +33 1 60 92 15 50
Janice Ashton
Napier Partnership Limited
Tel: +44 (0) 1243 531123

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