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CALIENT and ONPATH Partner on All-Optical Switching Solutions for Cloud Networking and Test Automation Applications

ONPATH to Resell the Calient FiberConnect Platform

Santa Barbara, CA, Nov. 16, 2010 — CALIENT Technologies, Inc., the global leader for photonic switching technology, today announced that it has signed a reseller agreement with ONPATH Technologies, the leading provider of scalable connectivity and monitoring solutions for high-performance networks. ONPATH will serve as the primary reseller of CALIENT’s flagship FiberConnect 320X adaptive photonic switch into test automation and cloud networking applications.

CALIENT’s FiberConnect 320X platform offers the industry’s highest density photonic switch with 640 fiber terminations or 320 ports (transmit and receive). The product has an installed base of 70,000 fiber terminations, is Telcordia proven and has been shipping to Tier 1 service provider and equipment vendors for the last eight years.

The FiberConnect 320X will augment ONPATH’s existing Universal Connectivity System, including its UCS 3900 and 2900 series and HorizON™ software. Through this reseller agreement, ONPATH will now be able to provide an expanded electrical and optical portfolio of solutions for high-performance networking applications.  The key complementing features will be the high-speed, protocol independence and all-optical switching added to the UCS portfolio.

“Calient has a proven history for innovation and scalability in all-optical switching,” said Brian McCann, CEO at ONPATH Technologies. “We are pleased to offer customers new high-speed cross-connect capabilities for new application interfaces such as 16G Fibre Channel, 100G Ethernet, and wavelength division multiplexing.”

“ONPATH is a respected leader with a long history in the networking and growing cloud markets,” said Arjun Gupta, Executive Chairman of CALIENT. “By leveraging the ONPATH partnership, and its dedicated sales force, CALIENT is dedicated to bring world class solutions to these markets.”

In addition to the current partnership, ONPATH will participate in the “CALIENT 3D-MEMS Inside” strategy, where CALIENT will develop a next-generation switch module in a dramatically smaller form factor. ONPATH is evaluating this solution for the new 3900 series of physical layer switching systems.

About CALIENT Technologies

Headquartered in Santa Barbara, Calif., CALIENT Technologies is the global leader in adaptive photonic switching with systems that build service providers, cloud computing, content delivery and government networks for today’s content explosion. CALIENT’s 3D MEMS switches have demonstrated years of reliability, with eight years of successful continuous operation at large companies in diverse markets. With more than 70,000 optical terminations shipped, CALIENT has one of the largest installed bases of photonic switches worldwide.  For more information visit us at or contact us at


ONPATH Technologies is the leading provider of scalable connectivity and monitoring solutions for high-performance networks. ONPATH’s Universal Connectivity System and HorizON Software deliver an advanced platform that automates and secures data center and test infrastructure to help network managers conserve time, increase utilization, and save money compared to manual patching or complex mesh switching architectures. ONPATH currently has over one million installed ports throughout Fortune 1,000 and Government customers. For more information, visit

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