Fonds de solidarité FTQ and Gestion AD Invest $3.5 Million in Reflex Photonics

Fonds de solidarité FTQ and Gestion AD Invest $3.5 Million in Kirkland-Based Reflex Photonics

From left to right:
Mr. Charles Sylvestre, Senior Director, Investments - Information Technology, Telecommunications and Environment -Fonds de Solidarité FTQ
Mr. Noël Dubé, President and CEO -Reflex Photonics
Mr. Francis Scarpaleggia, Member of Parliament for Lac-Saint-Louis
Mr. Jean-Philippe Brassard, Regional Director, Greater Montréal Business Office -Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

In order to allow Reflex Photonics to acquire cutting-edge infrastructure and equipment for its continued growth, the Fonds de solidarité FTQ is investing $3 million in the company’s growth. For its part, Gestion AD is investing  $500,000. This co-investment is part of the “Fonds de solidarité FTQ Investissements technologiques partnership” launched in 2012. Total investments of $5.5 million in the company from all financial partners will allow to consolidate 24 jobs and create 14 more. At the same time, Lac-St-Louis MP Francis Scarpaleggia announced a $500,000 refundable contribution from Canada Economic Development. 

Reflex Photonics to present a paper at the 9th NATO Military Symposium

A paper written by Mr. Michel Têtu, Gerald Persaud, Jocelyn Lauzon, and Dave Rolston and entitled On-Board Rugged Optical Interconnects for Embedded Computing Systems in C4ISR applications will be presented at the SET-241 Symposium to be held within the 9th NATO Military Sensing Symposium in Quebec City on May 31st to June 2nd, 2017.

Summary of the article

For military and aerospace applications, the C4ISR approach (Command, Control, Compute, Communicate, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance) is mandatory for almost instantaneous high end decision making. This process requires the collection and processing of signals generated by a large amount of sensors of various configurations like active electronically scanned array radar, high resolution cameras, sonars and so on. These primary analog signals are digitized and transmitted to a high performance embedded computing unit (HPEC) for data fusion and processing through high bit rate communication links.

Symposium on 9th NATO Military Sensing Symposium [SET-241] 
Québec City

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Reflex Photonics will exhibit at OFC 2017

Reflex Photonics will present its latest rugged optical transceiver designs and conduct live demonstrations of harsh vibration and temperature testing.
In addition, new VPX optical solutions including the new LightCONEX VPX Blind Mate Optical connector with integrated transceiver will be presented.

Come visit us at OFC 2017, Booth #3939 from March 21 to March 23 2107.
The Optical Networking and Communication Conference & Exhibition will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Technical Conference
19 – 23 March 2017
21 – 23 March 2017

Reflex Photonics has exhibited at Embedded Tech Trends 2017


Reflex Photonics has presented its latest rugged optical transceiver designs and has conducted live demonstrations of harsh vibration and temperature testing.
Innovative VPX optical solutions including the new LightCONEX VPX Blind Mate Optical connector with integrated transceiver have also be presented.

In addition, a presentation entitled Lighting the Way for Embedded Systems has be made by Michel Tétu.
ETT 2017 has be held January 23 and 24, 2017 at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, LA, USA.

Reflex Photonics presented a paper at AVFOP-IEEE

A paper written by Mr. J. Lauzon, T. Oleszczak, D. Rolston, R. Varano, S. El Kharraz, and N. Safari and entitled Reliability of Connectorized 10 Gbps/channel Optical Fiber Transceivers has been presented at the AVFOP Conference and International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics on October 31 - November 3 2016 at the Hilton Long Beach in Long Beach, California USA.

Summary of the article

10 Gbps/channel fiber transceivers with integrated optical connector were submitted to live traffic vibration and fiber pull tests.
The vibration tests were conducted for all orientations from 20 Hz to 2000 Hz with peak acceleration of 20 g. The fiber pull tests were conducted with weights up to 1 kg.

Avionics and Vehicle Fiber-Optics and Photonics Conference and International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics 
October 31 - November 3 2016

Hilton Long Beach
Long Beach, California USA

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R&M sets new benchmark for 40 Gigabit Ethernet

Wetzikon, Switzerland, September 29, 2011

The Swiss cabling specialist R&M has set a new record for data transmission over fiber optic cabling. At a demonstration in Zurich, the company showed for the first time error-free 40 Gigabit Ethernet (40GbE) data transmission over 550 meter long multimode cabling with nine MPO/MTP® connections. The results are approximately 60 percent above the previous benchmark and exceed the parameter defined by the IEEE 802.3ba standard by a multitude. The test set-up ran for more than six hours. This public demonstration took place at a technical seminar entitled “It’s NOT the Network” in the studios of Swiss national TV. Organizer of the event was the network specialist Emitec.Read more…

CommScope’s OM4 Fiber Enables 100 Gigabit Ethernet to Reach 340 Meters in World’s First Public Demonstration

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– CommScope, Inc., a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, has exceeded industry standards by successfully enabling a 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) data transmission over off-the-shelf 340-meter multi-mode fiber optic cabling with 7 MPO connections. The demonstration took place at Cisco Live! in London using SYSTIMAX® LazrSPEED® multi-mode fiber cabling, in collaboration with Ixia and Reflex Photonics Inc.Read more…

Panduit Successfully Enables 100 Gigabit Ethernet Transmission Over 275 Meters of Multimode Fiber, Significantly Exceeding Standards

Demonstrating Industry Leading Performance and Flexibility of its High Speed Data Transport Solutions for the Data Center

TINLEY PARK, IL (October 12. 2010) Panduit, a world-class developer and provider of Unified Physical InfrastructureSM (UPI) based solutions, participated in the recent interoperability event that occurred at Ixia Corporation’s iSimCity lab in Santa Clara from September 14 – 16, 2010. This event tested interoperability of 40 Gbps and 100Gbps Ethernet equipment compliant with the recently published standard by the IEEE 802.3ba committee.Read more…