Inneos began as a start-up called Blaze Network Products in 1998. Blaze invented a technology (CWDM) that deployed multiple wavelengths of light on a single fiber strand to increase the speed and distance of fiber optic solutions.
The concept of multichannel optics was not new, but it was prohibitively expensive for commercial or consumer use. Blaze’s approach significantly lowered the cost by spacing channels farther apart. Blaze secured several early patents on CWDM optical subassemblies, as well as the manufacturing processes associated with CWDM.
Today CWDM is widely used in both telecom and datacom to expand the bandwidth and increase the distance these solutions can carry over fiber.