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Evertz Microsystems Selects Ranovus’ 200G CFP2 Direct Detect Transceiver Products to Enhance IP Video Distribution Infrastructure and Services

OTTAWA, Ontario

Evertz is enabling the transition to IP video and is the de facto industry standard for IP infrastructures with over 400 global deployments of its “SDVN” technology

Ranovus Inc., a leading provider of multi-terabit interconnect solutions for data center and communications networks, today announced that Evertz Microsystems (TSX: ET), the global leader in media and entertainment technology solutions, will deploy Ranovus’ 200G CFP2 Direct Detect transceiver product into the Evertz “SDVN” (Software Defined Video Networking) switch and routing infrastructure. Ranovus transceivers are based on innovative quantum dot laser (QDL) and micro-ring resonator Silicon Photonics technologies and are fully-qualified according to the stringent Telcordia GR-468 specifications for opto-electronic devices.

“The explosion in video services for mobile and landline customers and the evolution of new video formats, such as the rise of 4K and 8K UHDTV, show no sign of stopping and our customers demand a state of the art and robust infrastructure to support this growth,” said Rakesh Patel, CTO, Evertz Technologies Ltd. “We currently use the SFP+, SFP28+ and QSFP28 form factor transceivers and Ranovus demonstrated that their 200G CFP2 transceivers work very well in a redundant and scalable switching environment offering format agnostic, non-blocking, and ultra-low latency connections for our applications, while offering a significant cost advantage for our customers.”

With a capacity of up to 38.4 Terabits per rack of equipment, Ranovus products will augment the capabilities of Evertz switch fabrics, which are the overwhelming choice for Broadcasters transitioning to IP infrastructures, which can process thousands of video streams in multiple formats for multiple platforms. Evertz’ customers include telephone, cable TV, satellite and IPTV providers and major broadcast facilities around the world. The Ranovus module will facilitate robust and cost-effective end-to-end scalable bandwidth connectivity on the physical layer of the fiber networks and associated cloud infrastructure connecting the Evertz distribution centers.

“According to the latest industry forecasts, more than 80% of the global Internet traffic will be video by 2022 and the Content Delivery Networks will deliver 90% of this video traffic. We are delighted to work with Evertz, the global leader in the video Content Delivery Solutions, to support the insatiable growth in the video traffic using our scalable multi-wavelength QDL and micro-ring resonator Silicon Photonics platform technologies,” said Hamid Arabzadeh, Chairman and CEO at Ranovus. “Our qualified low latency, miniaturized and power efficient core technology platform will support a new generation of protocol agnostic chip to chip, server to server and switch to switch connectivity for the hyperscale data centers as well as 5G mobility networks.”

Ranovus’ product portfolio has evolved from the company’s innovation in delivering a multi-wavelength Quantum Dot Laser (QDL), Ring Resonator based Silicon Photonic (SiP) modulators, Driver ICs as well as Receiver building blocks. Other features include:

  • Fully compliant with Telcordia GR-468 Standard
  • DCI, metro access, 5G Mobility and multi-access edge computing applications
  • Transmission distances of 15km, 40km and 80km+
  • Platform capable of supporting Industrial Temperature Range
  • 96 DWDM channels in the C-band now and L-band in the future
  • 1.6 Tb/s 1RU Shelf Density
  • Form factor and compatible electrical interface with CFP2-DCO
  • 56Gb/s PAM4 PHY with multiple programmable FEC options to optimize link performance
  • Full diagnostics and self-monitoring capabilities to enable high-reliability networks

Come See Us at OFC 2019
Ranovus will participate at OFC 2019 (Stand #1804) at the San Diego Convention Center, March 5 -7, and will feature a static display showing the Ranovus transceiver in an Evertz switch.

About Ranovus
Ranovus, with operations in Ottawa, Canada, Nuremberg, Germany and Mountain View, USA, develops and manufactures advanced solutions for the next generation of interconnects for the telecommunications and information technology industries. Our team has extensive experience in product development and commercialization of optoelectronics components and transceiver subsystems for the information technology industry. Ranovus’ current disruptive portfolio includes Quantum Dot Multi-Wavelength Laser technology and advanced digital and photonics integrated circuit technologies that sets a new industry benchmark for the lowest power dissipation, size and cost for the next generation of optical interconnect solutions.

The company was founded in February 2012 and has received financing from leading venture capital firms including Azure Capital Partners, Deutsche Telekom Venture Funds, BDC Capital, OMERS Ventures, MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund, Export Development Canada, and funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada. Additional information about Ranovus can be found at www.ranovus.com.

About Evertz
Evertz Technologies Limited designs, manufactures and markets video and audio infrastructure solutions for the television, telecommunications and new-media industries. Evertz provides complete end-to-end solutions to content creators, broadcasters, specialty channels and television service providers to support their increasingly complex multichannel digital, ultra-high definition (UHD) and next generation high bandwidth low-latency IP network environments. Evertz' solutions enable its customers to generate additional revenue while reducing costs through the more efficient signal routing, distribution, monitoring and management of content as well as the automation of previously manual processes. For additional information, visit www.evertz.com.

Mike Newsom (for Ranovus)
LouVan Comms. Inc.
+1-617-803-5385
mike@louvanpr.com

Bob Fung (for Evertz)
Evertz Microsystems
905-335-3700
bfung@evertz.com

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