ROADMap is a pioneering technology company based at St John’s Innovation Centre in Cambridge, UK. ROADMap was spun out of the University of Cambridge in 2014 in the field of optical telecommunication and data communication switching. The Company is developing unique and novel know-how in wavelength selective switches (WSSs). These switches are currently used to create reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers (ROADMs) which are now a fast growing part of the optical network where they enable the flexible future-proof optical switching at lower cost.

As well as established telecom markets there is, more recently, much interest from data centre providers in adopting the same wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) technology used in the telecom industry for fibre links to connect server architectures.

ROADMap is looking to commercialise its offering on LCoS-based WSSs for telecoms building on a disruptive platform that allows multiple switches to be integrated into a single module. This module can be configured to simultaneously support both 1 x N and N x N WSS functionality. Our platform is based on unique and differentiating technology that is covered by a suite of worldwide patents, granted and pending, covering optical switch architecture, novel materials applications, crosstalk reduction techniques, passband engineering and hologram optimisation algorithms.

Alongside a world-class engineering team and proven commercial and leadership groups, the company’s highly differentiated intellectual property portfolio and technology platform will be game changing in telecom and datacom industries.