ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Nov. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EMCORE Corporation (Nasdaq:EMKR), a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the fiber optics and space solar power markets, announced today the introduction of the OTS-RSU 3 GHz RF Redundancy Switch Units (RSU) for the Optiva platform. The Optiva platform includes a wide range fiber optic transport products for satellite and microwave communications from 1 MHz to 40 GHz. The OTS-RSU series supports satellite signal transport link redundancy applications for 1x2, 1x4 and 1x8 redundant switch configurations when integrated with Optiva RF fiber optic transmitters and receivers.

Optiva OTS 3 GHz RSU's are ideal for minimizing the amount of spare equipment required by broadcast and cable operators while still maintaining link redundancy and back-up for multiple channels. They feature 50 and 75 Ohm BNC or 50 Ohm SMA connector options, dedicated Comm-Link for rapid switching response, and automatic and manual redundancy modes. Additional features include manual position/enable select button, channel status and switch position LED, and LNB power pass-through.

"The launch of the Optiva OTS-RSU 3 GHz Redundancy Switch Units expands the Optiva platform's fiber optic switching capabilities and supplements the existing 2.3 GHz and 18 GHz 1x1 OTS-RSU-1 switch models," said Frank Weiss, EMCORE's Vice President of Advanced Systems. "This makes the OTS-RSU series a complete optical switching platform for our customers," added Weiss.

All Optiva Redundancy Switch Units provide SNMP monitoring and control. They can be housed in the same chassis and monitored by the same Network Management System (NMS) as Optiva HD video, audio, serial data, and USB extension and distribution cards to support the transport of multiple signal formats and frequency bands in a single flexible platform. The OTS-RSU series is CE & CSA certified and RoHS compliant.

For more information about EMCORE's Optiva 1x2, 1x4 and 1x8 Redundancy Switch Units, please visit


EMCORE Corporation offers a broad portfolio of compound semiconductor-based products for the fiber optics and space solar power markets. EMCORE's Fiber Optics business segment provides optical components, subsystems and systems for high-speed telecommunications, Cable Television (CATV) and Fiber-To-The-Premise (FTTP) networks, as well as products for satellite communications, video transport and specialty photonics technologies for defense and homeland security applications. EMCORE's Solar Photovoltaics business segment provides products for space power applications including high-efficiency multi-junction solar cells, Coverglass Interconnected Cells (CICs)and complete satellite solar panels. For further information about EMCORE, visit

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