JDS Uniphase Selects National Instruments LabVIEW for Its Fiberoptic Instrumentation Platform

3/26/2003 - National Instruments announced that its LabVIEW graphical development software has been selected by JDS Uniphase Corporation as the preferred environment for use with the JDS Uniphase Multiple Application Platform (MAP) fiberoptic test product line. MAP and LabVIEW easily integrate to provide a broad set of test and measurement capabilities to fiberoptic component manufacturers. The optical acquisition and conditioning capabilities of the MAP combined with the analysis and presentation capabilities of LabVIEW significantly reduce development time and increase system performance. Both companies will include live MAP/LabVIEW demonstrations in exhibits at the Optical Fiberoptic Conference in Atlanta from March 25 to 27.

"We are pleased to select NI LabVIEW as the preferred environment for maximizing the potential of the JDS Uniphase MAP system," said Al Wargo, vice president of JDS Uniphase Instrumentation. 'Using LabVIEW, our customers can spend more time designing optical test and measurement systems and less time reinventing analysis packages."

The open graphical development environment of LabVIEW software is well-suited for rapid prototyping and easily adding new test functionality with the integration of MAP hardware. In addition, the numerical analysis and presentation tools in LabVIEW give customers efficient access to the measurement capabilities of the MAP.

"The combination of LabVIEW and the MAP makes it easy for optical design and test engineers and scientists to develop applications for next-generation optical technologies," said Mihir Ravel, NI vice president of technology and corporate development. "We are pleased that JDS Uniphase Instrumentation selected LabVIEW for its customers and look forward to continuing a strong relationship with them."

JDS Uniphase's MAP was designed with ActiveX drivers, an interface that is included in the standard LabVIEW offering. LabVIEW simplifies control, analysis and presentation of the data that the MAP acquires in fiberoptic test and process monitoring applications such as DWDM components and subsystems, optical amplifiers, 10 Gb/s transponders and network line cards.

Specifically designed for measurement and automation systems, NI LabVIEW graphical development software boosts productivity through rapid development while increasing system performance with powerful, built-in measurement analysis capabilities. Thousands of engineers worldwide successfully use this software to acquire, analyze and present measurement data throughout every stage of development, from design to manufacturing test.

The companies will demo the solution at OFC 2003 in Atlanta, Georgia at both the JDS Uniphase booth (#2842) and the National Instruments booth (#1923).

About JDS Uniphase
JDS Uniphase, a worldwide leader in optical technology, designs and manufactures products for fiberoptic communications, as well as for markets where its core optics competency provides innovative solutions for industrial, commercial and consumer applications. JDS Uniphase's fiberoptic components and modules are deployed by system manufacturers for the telecommunications, data communications and cable television industries. JDS Uniphase also produces products for display, security, medical/environmental instrumentation, decorative, aerospace and defense applications. More information on JDS Uniphase is available at http://jdsu.com.

About National Instruments
For more than 26 years, National Instruments (http://ni.com) has revolutionized the way engineers and scientists work by delivering virtual instrumentation solutions built on rapidly advancing commercial technologies, including industry-standard computers and the Internet. NI increases productivity for customers worldwide by delivering easy-to-integrate software, such as the NI LabVIEW graphical development environment, and modular hardware, such as PXI modules for data acquisition and instrumentation. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 3,000 employees and direct operations in 40 countries. In 2002, the company sold products to more than 25,000 different companies in more than 80 countries around the world. For the past four consecutive years, FORTUNE magazine has named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America.

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