News > Press Release 2007
Boston Applied Technologies Incorporated Announces
the Introduction of Nanona™ Ultra-fast & Low-loss Optical Switch

Woburn, MA, November 06, 2007 -Boston Applied Technologies Incorporated (BATi), a leading provider of high performance optical devices has introduced its newest development - the Nanona™, an ultra-fast fiber optical switch with a switching speed less than 50 ns.

BATi's Nanona optical switch is based on BATi proprietary OptoCeramicTM technology; it adds one more device family to its product portfolio on top of Eclipse™, Acrobat™ and Equinox™. The Nanona™ switch has no moving parts and organic materials, it has lower optical insertion loss, much faster speed and more reliable switching compared to competing optical switching technologies. The switches provide solutions to managing fiber optic connections, monitoring optical performance and sharing vital resources for a wide variety of applications in telecommunication networks, defense/government, medical/bio-technology and instrumentation industries.

BATi has shipped Nanona™ switches to its first-tier (Fortune 500) customers.

A brief history on the naming of Nanona™
The NANONA optical switch is primarily named after "onona," a composite word of ancient Balkan words "on" & "ona" that has similar meaning as the Chinese composite word "yinyang" (yin & yang), which in turn has a famous symbol often colored in black and white. The optical switch's two optical states, dark and bright, were first related to the symbol of yinyang, and later the word onona. It was then further revised to NANONA to include the new switch's feature of fast switching speed in NANO seconds.
About BATi
Boston Applied Technologies, Incorporated (BATi) was formed in 2002 by the key management and technical team formerly with Corning Applied Technologies, a subsidiary of Corning Incorporated. With many years' development effort and a group of industry pioneers, BATi has established a unique leading position in designing, manufacturing and marketing a variety of light and polarization management components for the telecommunications and instrumentation markets.
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