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Polatis to Exhibit with Jenco Technologies at Satellite 2012 - Industry partner to demonstrate RF over fiber distribution for Ground Station signal routing applications

ANDOVER, MA and CAMBRIDGE, UK - March 9, 2012 - Polatis Inc., the performance leader in all-optical switch technology, and Jenco Technologies, a leading provider of information technology and professional services, today announced they will jointly showcase Polatis' all-optical switch technology at this week's Satellite 2012 show, March 12-14, in the Jenco booth #558, Washington, DC. During the show, Jenco will demonstrate the use of Polatis' all-optical switches in a broad range of RF over fiber distribution applications.

In related news, Polatis recently announced its new Series 6000 Optical Matrix Switch - a fully non-blocking, all-optical singlemode fiber cross-connect for up to 192x192 fiber ports with less than 1dB typical optical loss.

Jenco CEO Kent Carlson said "The addition of the Series 6000 product brings all the time proven performance advantages of the Polatis, non-dithered, switch technology to RF distribution applications requiring fiber port counts up to 192x192." The modular design of the Polatis switches allow both symmetric (NxN) and asymmetric (MxN) matrix configurations as well as a versatile customer-configurable option allowing any-to-any fiber connections.

DirectLight® Optical Switch Technology

Like the Polatis Series 1000 and Series 2000 product lines, offering up to 96x96 ports, the Series 6000 is based on Polatis' patented DirectLight® beam-steering technology which uses piezoelectric actuators to connect light directly between switch ports to achieve the best possible optical performance independent of the color, direction or power level of light on the fiber path. "DirectLight® is the industry benchmark for dynamic routing of RF signals over fiber networks," said Nick Parsons, CTO of Polatis, Inc. "It has been proven in numerous mission critical defense communications and intelligence collection systems. Polatis offers the highest performance optical switching technology, with port counts now ranging from 4x4 to 192x192, at competitive price points."

Mission Critical Reliability

The Series 6000 optical switch features a resilient control architecture designed to maximize availability through use of distributed processing together with dual redundant control interfaces and power systems. Network interfaces provide support for SNMP, TL1 and SCPI protocols to allow seamless integration with higher-level management systems. An intuitive secure web browser GUI enables simple setup, provisioning, monitoring and control. Software can be easily upgraded in the field without affecting inservice switch operations.

About Polatis

Polatis delivers the world's lowest loss all-optical switching solutions for remote fiberlayer provisioning, protection, monitoring, reconfiguration and test, with over 1,000 systems shipped worldwide. Dependable, field-proven DirectLight'® optical matrix switch technology scales from 4x4 to 192x192 ports, applying leading-edge performance to provide dynamic optical networking for telecommunications, datacenter, government, test and video markets. To learn more please visit our website at:

About JENCO Technologies

JENCO Technologies is a leading provider of information technology and professional services, with a focus on Fiber Optic delivery and Switching solutions, RF Test & Measurement, and IT systems. Key customers include the Military, Federal and State Governments, CATV, Broadcast, Education, and Enterprise clients. To learn more please visit our website at:

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Joanne Turner
Proactive PR
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Stew Robbins
Jenco Technologies Inc,

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