Timbercon Completes Delivery on Phase 1 of the FiberSTAR Project


PORTLAND, OR – February 20, 2004 – Timbercon, Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of fiber optic products has completed fulfillment on phase 1 of the FiberSTAR project, consisting of the first 29 FiberSTAR modules to be placed in-use by Lockheed Martin-Information Systems.

With phase 1 complete, Timbercon has begun work on solutions for the additional phases of the FiberSTAR project. Each of these additional phases, represent potential for a lengthy and prosperous future between Lockheed and Timbercon over the life of the project.

Designed as a component of the LM-STAR avionics test equipment set, the FiberSTAR unit will work in conjunction with other fiber optic and fibre channel modules to complete the LM-STAR sets for use in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) ground support program. Specified by Lockheed Martin-Information Systems, the FiberSTAR is a custom built Timbercon Optical Test and Measurement Module (OTMM).

About the OTMM
The Timbercon OTMM is a test module, available in both standard and custom configurations. Ideal as a stand alone unit or used as a component of larger test sets, the OTMM can incorporate electronic variable optical attenuators (EVOAs), manual variable optical attenuators, integrated optical tap(s), and multiple control interfaces with various multi-channel configurations.

To fully support this contract, Timbercon has selected DiCon Fiberoptics Inc. as its key strategic technology partner for the FiberSTAR project. “DiCon has been providing innovative, high quality components to the optical industry for over 17 years. Their track record, broad product line, and customer service made the qualification and final selection process smooth and remarkably quick.” said Meslow. Robert Schleicher, DiCon Fiberoptics’ Vice President of Business Development, added, “DiCon is very pleased to have been selected by Timbercon as their primary technology partner, in support of the FiberSTAR project. The combination of Timbercon’s strong integration capabilities and our component technology created a winning solution for Lockheed Martin.” 

Delivery of the first FiberSTAR Modules to Lockheed Martin represents a strong start to the multi-million dollar project.

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