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Anritsu Test Solutions Honored by 2016 Lightwave Innovation Reviews


Four Anritsu Instruments Receive High Marks in Annual Award Rankings

Richardson, TX – March 17, 2015

Anritsu Company announces that its MP1861A/MP1862A MUX/DEMUX, Network Master™ Pro MT1000A, Network Master™ Flex MT1100A, and BERTWave™ MP2100B have been recognized by the 2016 Lightwave Innovation Reviews. Out of a possible 5.0 score, the MP1861A/MP1862A and Network Master Pro each received a 4.5, while the Network Master Flex earned a 4.0, and BERTWave received a 3.5 score.  

Presented annually by Lightwave, the Lightwave Innovation Reviews program distinguishes top products and solutions available within the optical networking industry as determined by a stellar panel of third-party judges. Judges include 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. We are pleased to celebrate Anritsu Company’s meaningful contribution to the optical networking industry.”

“Anritsu has a large fiber optic testing portfolio for all stages of the evolving high-speed networking ecosystem. The four products recognized in the Lightwave Innovation Awards are clear indications of our strong commitment to provide the finest solutions for R&D, manufacturing, and installation and maintenance,” said Kim Collins, Director, Americas Marketing for Anritsu Company.

The compact, battery-powered and easy-to-use MT1000A tester has everything needed to install and maintain communication networks from 1.5 Mbps to 10 Gbps. The all-in-one Network Master Flex MT1100A supports all the latest communications network technologies. Selecting and installing up to two modules from a range of three module options supports all-in-one R&D, manufacturing, installation and maintenance tests of network and transport equipment operating at bit rates from 1.5 Mbps to 100 Gbps.

Combining the 56G/64G bit/s MUX MP1861A and 56G/64G bit/s DEMUX MP1862A with an MP1800A Signal Quality Analyzer (SQA) BERT supports generation of serial NRZ data up to 64 Gbit/s, as well as BER and jitter tolerance measurements. The BERTWave MP2100B is an all-in-one test set with built-in BERT and available sampling oscilloscope supporting evaluation of optical modules.


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 2016 Lightwave Innovation Reviews

The Lightwave Innovation Reviews is in its third 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 from Verizon, LightCounting Market Research, Cisco, Lumentum and Huawei were among the third-party judges for the 2016 Innovation Reviews. Criteria used in the Innovation Awards 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 instruments, as well as operation support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance applications. 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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Anritsu Contact:
Kim Collins
Director, Americas Marketing
Agency Contact:
Patrick Brightman
3E Public Relations

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