EMCORE Announces 3G HD -SDI Module Addition to Optiva® Platform Product Line

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ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico, May 21, 2008. EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), a leading provider of compound semiconductor -based components and subsystems for the video, broadband, fiber optic, satellite, and terrestrial solar power markets, today announced the addition of SMPTE 424M and 425M compliant 3 Gb/s HD -SDI modules to the Optiva® video transport product line.


Each Optiva® OTS -1HDP module transmits two independent 3G video signals. With this signal density, up to thirty (30) 424M compliant video signals may be transmitted through a single 3RU 19" chassis. In addition to full 1080p, 50/60 Hz SMPTE 424M compliant video, the well -established SMPTE 292M and 259M, HD -SDI and SDI video broadcast formats are auto -detected and broadcast as well. Optiva® was designed to maintain quality uncompressed signal. Switching and multicasting the OTS -1HDP over the OptiLinx® Switching Platform is quick and simple, making this solution perfect for digital cinema and video signal intensive production facilities.

"Emcore's OTS -1HDP product line, utilizing previously acquired Opticomm technology, is a high performance, next generation, complete solution for transmitting 3G HD -SDI broadcast video over long or short fiber distances on a single wavelength. Over the next several years, major broadcasters are expected to migrate both fixed production facilities and their mobile O/B facilities to 3G HD, preserving full 1080p throughout the entire production and post -production process", said Henok Tafese, Director of Business Development of Emcore Broadband. "The desire to produce high definition content at 12 -bit color depths and to provide support for R'G'B' and 4:4:4:4 processing, is also driving these higher bandwidth requirements."

The OTS -1HDP is offered in a standard Optiva® insert card form factor. These cards fit easily into the Optiva® 1RU and 3RU 19" rack mount enclosures, or stand -alone desktop enclosures. The 1RU and 3RU rack mount enclosures accommodate up to 4 and 16 insert cards, respectively. The desktop enclosures hold 1, 2, or 4 cards, creating compact, mountable, stand -alone systems. The insert cards are hot -swappable and can be used in any enclosure, providing for future flexibility. Each housing unit operates with an appropriate power supply, and modules are compatible with the OptivaView SNMP Management Suite.

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