Firecomms secures U.S. patent for plastic optical fiber transceiver

July 31, 2009
July 31, 2009 -- Firecomms Ltd. (Cork, Ireland), a developer of high speed plastic optical fiber (POF) transceivers and surface emitting lasers (VCSELs), announced that it has received notification from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that a patent has been granted for Firecomms' OptoLock plastic optical fiber transceiver.

July 31, 2009 -- Firecomms Ltd. (Cork, Ireland), a developer of high speed plastic optical fiber (POF) transceivers and surface emitting lasers (VCSELs), announced that it has received notification from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that a patent has been granted for Firecomms' OptoLock plastic optical fiber transceiver.

OptoLock, a plugless interface for POF, enables an easy-to-use fiber optic link in consumer applications, maintains the company. Ideal for 100-Mbit Ethernet applications with stringent quality of service requirements such as IPTV gateways, set-top boxes and residential gateways, the OptoLock is designed to significantly quicken and simplify the connection of devices in communications and infotainment networks. The design of OptoLock enables the fiber to be cut and terminated to the exact required length on site, allowing even the most novice consumer to quickly and easily terminate bare optical fiber, according to Firecomms.

"Not only does this patent attest to the innovation of the design team at Firecomms, it positions this inventive product for even faster growth," says Declan O'Mahoney, CEO of Firecomms. "As Firecomms has licensed OptoLock technology to several major partners, the patent will assist our partners in protecting their investments in OptoLock-based products."

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