Vapor IO streamlines edge network deployment with Smartoptics’ open line system

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Oslo, Norway – February 18, 2021 – Smartoptics, a leading provider of optical networking
solutions, announced today that US-based Vapor IO has chosen Smartoptics’ open line
networking solutions to streamline deployment and management of its edge networks. The
new solution is based on Smartoptics’ DCP-M open line system for low-latency, scalable and
low cost-100G connectivity.

Vapor IO’s Kinetic Edge® platform addresses challenges at the network edge by bringing applications
and services closer to users. Vapor IO is actively deploying its Kinetic Edge architecture in 36 major
US metro areas to support the rollout of 5G and the next generation of applications. To support this
rapid rate of expansion, Vapor IO chose the Smartoptics for its optical edge networks. The
Smartoptics products are fast and easy to deploy in edge environments and deliver high-performance
optical networking that supports Vapor IO’s mission to eliminate latency between user and
application.
The Smartoptics DCP-M 8 channel DWDM open line system offers intelligent automation features like
automatic power balancing and automated dispersion compensation, which make it ideal for remote
operation in Vapor IO’s lights-out edge environments. The Smartoptics solution is easy and costeffective
to manage. Its embedded optics and broad switch compatibility enable significantly faster
installation times while giving Vapor IO the ability to grow bandwidth as needed in the future.
“We are building out our next-generation Kinetic Edge network in many locations across the US
simultaneously, and time is of the essence. With the Smartoptics solution, our team does not need to
spend precious time on manual tasks like individually tuning for any changes to the span and
attenuating links. We have been impressed with how quickly we got the Smartoptics system up and
running with high degrees of automation. We see a bright future for Smartoptics solutions in the edge
networks of tomorrow where even lower latency will be critical to the adoption of groundbreaking
technologies like autonomous driving,” says Frank Basso, VP of Technical Operations at Vapor IO.
“The substantial improvements in scalability and deployment times that Vapor IO has seen with our
DCP-M open line system demonstrate the success of our strong focus on ease of use and
automation. The solution’s low latency and embedded approach are also key differentiators for
expanding edge network providers like Vapor. At Smartoptics, we are proud to support Vapor IO’s
next-gen edge network infrastructure that will unleash the full potential of 5G and transform society,”
says Magnus Grenfeldt, CEO of Smartoptics.

For more information please contact:
Magnus Grenfeldt
CEO
Smartoptics
Telephone: +47 214 174 00
Email: marketing@smartoptics.com

About Smartoptics
Smartoptics provides innovative optical networking solutions and devices for the new era of open networking. Our customer base includes thousands of enterprises, governments, cloud providers, Internet exchanges as well as cable and telecom operators. We have an open networking approach in everything we do which allows our customers to break unwanted vendor lock-in, remain flexible and minimize costs. Our solutions are used in metro and regional network applications that increasingly rely on data center services and specifications. Smartoptics is a Scandinavian company founded in 2006. We partner with leading technology and network solution providers such as Brocade, Cisco, HPE and Dell EMC and have a global reach through more than 100 business partners. 

For additional information about Smartoptics, please visit https://www.smartoptics.com/

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We are building out our next-generation Kinetic Edge network in many locations across the US simultaneously, and time is of the essence. With the Smartoptics solution, our team does not need to spend precious time on manual tasks like individually tuning for any changes to the span and attenuating links. We have been impressed with how quickly we got the Smartoptics system up and running with high degrees of automation. We see a bright future for Smartoptics solutions in the edge networks of tomorrow where even lower latency will be critical to the adoption of groundbreaking technologies like autonomous driving
Frank Basso, VP of Technical Operations at Vapor IO.