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30 April 2009


Firecomms appoints OXUS as representative for Chile

Firecomms Ltd of Cork, Ireland, a developer of high speed Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) transceivers and Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSELs), has appointed OXUS as its representative to promote and sell plastic optical fiber solutions in Chile.

Headquartered in Santiago, Chile, OXUS will market and sell Firecomms’ full range of POF transceiver products which are rapidly being adopted by developers of equipment for the consumer electronics, industrial, and automotive networks worldwide, says Firecomms.

"Recognized for its technical expertise and creative approach to technology solutions, OXUS is the perfect partner to introduce Firecomms Plastic Optical Fiber home networking solutions in Chile, a country known as an early adopter of new technology," says Firecomms' vice president of sales and marketing for the Americas, Lawrence Thorne. "In addition to the advantages our POF transceivers provide to home networking, these same devices offer numerous cost and performance benefits to the country's many commercial premise networking and rugged industrial applications, making Chile an ideal market for POF."

"OXUS believes that fiber is the future for in-home communications and networks in Chile, with its increasing demand for high-speed home and commercial networks," says Pedro Fuentes, CEO of OXUS. "After researching several solutions, we have concluded that Firecomms POF solution, which features the company’s innovative OptoLock technology, makes the most sense for the Chilean market."

Due to its ease of use, large core tolerances, and low costs, POF is seeing significant growth in a wide range of applications, adds Firecomms. Created for consumer, industrial, and automotive applications in which plastic fiber can be used more easily and at lower cost than copper or glass fiber, POF is now used in millions of small area networks, such as those in use in many car models, and is rapidly gaining ground in home network and point-to-point interconnection.

According to Firecomms, market research firm Information Gatekeepers estimates that the POF market will be worth over $1 billion per year by the end of 2009.

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