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Anritsu Earns Two Lightwave Innovation Awards for Product Excellence

Network Master™ Platform and MP1800A BERT Recognized as Leading Test Solutions for Field and Lab/Production Environments, Respectively

Richardson, TX – April 9, 2015

Anritsu Company announces that its Network Master™ Flex MT1100A/Network Master Pro MT1000A handheld transport testers and MP1800A BERT Signal Quality Analyzer have earned Lightwave Innovation Awards. The annual optical communications technology recognition program ranked the MT1100A/MT1000A as leading field test equipment solutions and the MP1800A as one of the top lab/production test instruments.

“Anritsu is committed to collaborating with customers to develop test solutions that meet the ever-evolving needs of optical communications, from research and development to installation and maintenance. This commitment is evident by the MP1800A and Network Master platform earning the prestigious awards from one of the leading media channels in the industry,” said Kim Collins, Director, Americas Marketing, for Anritsu Company.

The MP1800A BERT earned a 4.5 out of a possible 5.0. A product that earns a score above 4.0 is considered to be “superb” and “sets a new standard for performance and provides groundbreaking and new technical milestones.” Of the MP1800A, one judge commented, “There are a few new features that make it an advancement over predecessors, and these new features are crucial to multichannel phase modulation techniques.”

Anritsu has developed a unique synchronization function for the MP1800A. With the feature, up to four Signal Quality Analyzer units can be configured as an ultra-high-speed transmission test system that supports up to 1 Tbit/s.

Earning a 4.0 score, the Network Master Flex MT1100A/Network Master Pro MT1000A transport testers were deemed to be “excellent products with technical features and performance that provide clear and substantial benefits.” According to one judge, the platform’s “combination of flexibility and simplicity minimizes operational expenditures.”

The versatile modular platform of the MT1100A/MT1000A supports bit rates from 1.5 Gbps to >100 Gbps. It supports testing of emerging OTN networks, including ODU0, ODU2e, ODU4 and ODUflex, as well as legacy Ethernet, Fibre Channel, SDH/SONET, and PDH/DSn systems.

A panel of 11 well-respected industry experts ranging from journalists to representatives of industry leading carriers and manufacturers voted on all the entrants. Winners were announced during the OFC 2015 conference and exposition in Los Angeles.

About Anritsu

Anritsu Company is the United States subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for more than 110 years. Anritsu provides solutions for existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems and operators. Anritsu products include wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital instruments as well as operations support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu sells in over 90 countries with approximately 4,000 employees.

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Anritsu Contact:
Kim Collins
Director, Americas Marketing
Agency Contact:
Patrick Brightman
3E Public Relations

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