* Stratos drops module pricing
Stratos Optical Technologies said it has reduced the price of its Mini-Metro CWDM modules by up to 30 percent per channel. The modules are used for CWDM applications in cable television, metro telecom networks, storage area networks, FTTx and video broadcast, and for security and surveillance, the company said.
* Packeteer appoints new marketing veep
Packeteer has appointed Alan Menezes as vice president of marketing, reporting to President and CEO Dave Cote. Menezes, a 25-year marketing veteran, for the past 10 years has served as vice president of marketing at a sequence of companies including Wavion, Aperto Networks and AccessLan Communications.