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Internet Photonics Taps ADC for Installations

Internet Photonics, a maker of optical networking gear for service providers, has tapped ADC to handle installation and integration of its products.

Neither the value, nor duration of the deal between the Shrewsbury, N.J., and Minneapolis companies was disclosed.

ADC will work with Internet Photonics' LightStack product line, which is used as optical transport platforms for carriers deploying high-speed data, voice, and video services. In all, the Internet Photonics portfolio consists of seven products.

Users include cable operators, incumbent local exchanges carriers (ILECs), InterExchange carriers (IXCs) and others involved in the delivery of broadband services. Most of the firm's customers are in North America.

For example, Cablevision recently bought Internet Photonics' platform to deliver video-on-demand to its subscribers.

"We want to help customers roll-out profitable new services with minimal risk," said Steve Waszak, Internet Photonics' CFO. "ADC's market presence and footprint within our customer base, both cable and carrier, is exceptional."

Internet Photonics was founded in 2000 by five telecom industry veterans. It is privately held and venture-backed by The Sprout Group, ComVentures, Telesoft Partners, AT&T and New Venture Partners, formerly the New Ventures Group at Lucent Technologies.

Last month, the company, which also has offices in Marlborough, Mass., secured a $10 million credit line from Comerica to boost its capacity and increase deployments of its equipment.

Barb Majerus, ADC's vice president of services, said working with Internet Photonics' optical Ethernet and WDM offerings, is an important part of its business strategy.