HUBER+SUHNER Cube Optics honored with award in 2019 Lightwave Innovation Reviews Program

05.03.2019 - 16:00 (CET)

HUBER+SUHNER Cube Optics, the global supplier of efficient optical access solutions, wins an award in the 2019 Lightwave Innovation Reviews program for its CUBO Mini 100G Optical Multi-Purpose Tool.

The CUBO Mini 100G product is a compact, stand-alone optical demarcation device for 100G solving a multitude of challenges. Taking advantage of the wide variety of 100G QSFP28 transceivers and covering different distances up to 25km, the solution has two QSFP28 slots implementing a layer 1 optical conversion between the two slots. This approach not only makes the setup simple but also enables full transparency of all higher levels including OTU4 at the lowest possible latency.

Its capability to allow a customer to use the client optics of their choice while giving the network provider the option to all available optics in a small form factor was one of the features highlighted by the Lightwave judges in the review process.

“We are thrilled to have been recognised in the prestigious Lightwave Innovation awards for our work in optical transport systems,” said GM HUBER+SUHNER Cube Optics, Thomas Paatzsch. "100Gig optical access networks have been overlooked - until now. Thanks to our CUBO Mini 100G, service providers no longer have to deploy expensive transponders and CFP transceivers, but can now use a variety of QSFP28 transceivers to lower cost of 100Gig service delivery to their customers."

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

"On behalf of the Lightwave Innovation Reviews, I would like to congratulate our honorees," said Lightwave Group Publisher Alan Bergstein. "This prestigious program allows Lightwave to celebrate and recognize the most innovative products and solutions in the optical networking industry. Our 2019 Honorees are an outstanding example of companies who are making an impact."

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.

About HUBER+SUHNER Cube Optics AG

HUBER+SUHNER Cube Optics AG (Cubo) has a decade long track record of excellence and market leadership in CWDM/DWDM passive optical transport systems and optical components, based on its patented “Color Cube” technology that breaks the size limitation and flexible barriers faced by other wave division multiplexing technologies. Located in Mainz Germany and since October 2014 part of the HUBER+SUHNER Group, Cube Optics has over 40,000 successful network nodes in operation worldwide. Using its stacking cube approach to add features when required, Cube Optics customers have the advantage of cost effectiveness combined with high quality, precision and reliability. Over the last several years, Cube Optics has extended its leadership in optical components with market leading 100Gbps core technology that is being integrated by major transceiver and equipment suppliers. For further info browse our website

About The 2019 Lightwave Innovation Reviews program

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 2019 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 Lightwave

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.

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