Basic Info

One Tech Drive Suite 101
Andover, MA 01810
(978) 327 5080
Preferred contact:
  Jeffrey Farmer - President/CEO
Polatis Inc
Business Identifier: Ultra-low optical switching technology
Public Profile:
In August 2005, Polatis of the UK merged with Continuum Photonics Inc. The new entity is focused on delivering cost-effective solutions for optical layer connectivity. The company developed all of its hardware products on a common technology platform - DirectLight. DirectLight is a proprietary beam-steering methodology, using solid-state mechanics for precision tuning of optics. Polatis develops a broad series of products upon the DirectLight platform including a series of non-blocking, fully transparent switches, agnostic to both bit-rate and protocol.Continuum provides optical networking equipment manufacturers with strategic subsystems that enable higher bandwidth products and associated revenue-generating services at a substantially lower cost. As a first step, Continuum Photonics is developing a radically different, operationally and economically beneficial photonic switch that will solve many of the problems associated with delivering and managing optically-transported bandwidth

 Synopsis: Awardee Business Condition
Year Founded 1998 First SBIR Year 1997 Date of Last Award 2000
Employee Range 10-14 VC funded? Yes IP Holdings 15-19
Revenue Range .5M-1M Private/Public Privately Held Exchange/Symbol N/A : N/A
 Most Recent SBIR Projects
Year Phase Agency Dollars Project Title
1999 1 AF $98,971 Development of Active Structural Hybrid Composites


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