SEPIANet is an EU funded collaborative research and development project, the aim of which is to develop technology solutions for embedded optical architectures in access network head-end systems in order to allow both a significant reduction in power consumption and increased energy efficiency, system density and bandwidth scalability.
During its 2.5 year duration, the SEPIANet project consortium comprising Seagate, Fraunhofer IZM, ILFA, TerOpta, V-I Systems and Conjunct, has tackled the substantial challenges associated with bringing to fruition a disruptive optical PCB technology and supporting eco-system.
These efforts have culminated in the successful development and demonstration of system embedded planar glass waveguide optical backplane and pluggable optical interconnect technologies
Funding scheme: EU Piano+ (link: http://www.pianoplus.eu/)
Duration: 1st July 2011 – 31st of December 2013