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Press Release -- October 18th, 2010
Source: Ciena
Tags: Ethernet

Ciena Introduces New Product Branding

Linthicum, MD — 10/18/2010

Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ:CIEN, news, filings), the network specialist, today introduced new product designations for select members of its product portfolio.  The naming updates reflect the branding unification of the company’s newly transformed portfolio, and will begin to appear in product documentation and artwork, corporate collateral and company communications during the next several months.

Specifically, Ciena has dropped alphabetical prefixes (i.e. “CN” 4200 and “OME” 6500) in favor of the ‘Activ’ nomenclature.  The below list reflects the updated product names in their respective product groupings. NOTE: Products not appearing on this list were not included in the branding update, however they remain active members of the product portfolio.

Packet-Optical Switching

Old Name New Name
5430 Reconfigurable Switching System ActivFlex 5430 Reconfigurable Switching System
5410 Reconfigurable Switching System ActivFlex 5410 Reconfigurable Switching System

Packet-Optical Transport

Old Name New Name
Optical Multiservice Edge 6500 ActivFlex 6500 Packet-Optical Platform
Optical Metro 6110 ActivFlex 6110 Multiservice Optical Platform
Optical Metro 6130 ActivFlex 6130 Multiservice Optical Platform
Optical Metro 6150 ActivFlex 6150 Multiservice Optical Platform
CN 4200 FlexSelect Advanced Services Platform ActivSpan 4200 Advanced Services Platform
Optical Metro 565 ActivSpan 565
Optical Metro 5100 ActivSpan 5100
Optical Metro 5200 ActivSpan 5200
Common Photonic Layer ActivSpan Common Photonic Layer

Carrier Ethernet Service Delivery

Old Name New Name
CN 3180 Multiservice Delivery Switch ActivEdge 3180 Multiservice Delivery Switch
CN 3181 Multiservice Delivery Switch ActivEdge 3181 Multiservice Delivery Switch
CN 3190 Multiservice Delivery Switch ActivEdge 3190 Multiservice Delivery Switch
CN 3911 Service Delivery Switch ActivEdge 3911 Service Delivery Switch
CN 3920 Service Delivery Switch ActivEdge 3920 Service Delivery Switch
CN 3940 Service Delivery Switch ActivEdge 3940 Service Delivery Switch
CN 3960 Service Delivery Switch ActivEdge 3960 Service Delivery Switch
CN 5140 Service Aggregation Switch ActivEdge 5140 Service Aggregation Switch
CN 5150 Service Aggregation Switch ActivEdge 5150 Service Aggregation Switch
CN 5305 Service Aggregation Switch ActivEdge 5305 Service Aggregation Switch
5410 Service Aggregation Switch ActivEdge 5410 Service Aggregation Switch

For further information about the new product branding, please contact:

Katie Gilroy
(877) 857–7377

Industry Analysts
Patricia Johnson
(704) 844–0567

Gregg Lampf
(888) 243–6223

About Ciena

Ciena is the network specialist. We collaborate with customers worldwide to unlock the strategic potential of their networks and fundamentally change the way they compete. With focused innovation, Ciena brings together the reliability and capacity of optical networking with the flexibility and economics of Ethernet, unified by a software suite that delivers the industry’s leading network automation. We routinely post recent news, financial results and other important announcements and information about Ciena on our website. For more information, visit

Press Contacts:
Katie Gilroy
Ciena Corporation
(877) 857–7377
Investor Contacts:
Gregg Lampf
Ciena Corporation
(888) 243–6223

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