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Photonwares Awarded $15mil Fiber Splicer Contract

PR Newswire (3/27/17):

Photonwares Co., Woburn, Massachusetts, is being awarded a 5 year, $15,699,200 fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the production of a Fiber Optic Repair Set (FORS) in support of the US Navy and Marine Corps. The FORS provides the ability to implement low-loss, permanent splices on damaged fiber optic cabling in aircraft avionics bays and compartments. Work will begin in 2017 in Woburn, Massachusetts, and is expected to be completed in January 2022.

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President of Government Business

15 Presidential Way Woburn, MA 01801

Tel: (781) 935-1200 ext 2654

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Ultra-Mini Fiber Optic Switch – The World’s Smallest

Woburn, Mass. — Photonwares Co., a vertically integrated manufacturer of premium fiberoptic components, announces a technical breakthrough that shrinks the size of an optical switch by over 20 times. Fiber optic switches are widely used to control Internet traffic. This new family of PCB-direct-mountable, Ultra-Mini Fiber Optic Switches promotes greater integration of optics with electronics. The new optical switches are produced with and based on Photonwares’ patented, thermally activated micro-machined mirror, which moves in and out of the optical path. This advanced design offers high stability and high reliability, as well as a low-cost advantage without the charge-induced drift and moisture sensitivity associated with conventional electrostatic micro-mechanical systems (MEMS) switches. The Ultra-Mini switches are Telcordia standard GR1221 qualified. Photonwares provides customized design and modular assemblies to meet a wide range of control and integration applications.