Continuum and EdenTree form
optical test partnership
San Jose, California, May 20, 2004--Continuum Photonics
and EdenTree Technologies have formed a strategic partnership to
develop fully integrated solutions for optical test.
The DirectLight IG switches from Continuum are scalable,
non-blocking optical switches, transparent to protocol and line
rate, and designed for physical and protocol layer testing and
automation in manufacturing production and lab environments. The
Connect_ET client/server software from EdenTree allows laboratory
configurations to be quickly created, stored, retrieved, and
automatically connected, managing the company's own mechatronic
switches or third-party switches such as the DirectLight switch. The
solution allows expensive lab equipment to be shared and physical
connections to be remotely switched. A highly secure application
layer protocol built in to EdenTree's applications provides security
for the remote communications.
"EdenTree is committed to offering our customers an operating
system that can manage multiple aspects of network labs, including
physical layer connectivity, multi-user scheduling, and remote
access, managing our switch as well as other switches that our
customers are choosing for their labs," says Roberta Parker,
EdenTree vice president of marketing. "We are pleased to work with
Continuum and integrate our software with their switches, which
provide an attractive combination of switching, optical attenuation,
and power meter capabilities."
Users can schedule and conduct full test plans, whether the lab
is located down the hall or across the country. Using EdenTree's
Connect_ET product, users in San Jose can control the equipment
located at Continuum to power cycle equipment, query and set
connectivity (switch maps) between various equipment ports, conduct
tests, and receive test results.
"This is a powerful example of integration between our respective
products, and highlights the value that can be delivered to the user
through automation of the physical layer connectivity and proper
test management," states Aaron Bent, Continuum's vice president of
marketing. "We are seeing increasing examples of test and
development engineers who realize that automation is critical to
enabling the required level of quality and efficiency demanded of
today's more complex optical components and systems. The flexibility
of the EdenTree products make them a clear choice for partnering in
providing these solutions."
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