OTTAWA, June 4 /CNW Telbec/ - BTI Photonic Systems Inc., a global supplier of microWDM networking solutions for the delivery of gigabit services, today announced it placed 5th in the 19th Annual PROFIT 100 ranking of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies by PROFIT Magazine. Over the past five years, BTI has experienced rapid revenue growth by offering service providers microWDM solutions for the economical delivery of data-intense broadband services in metropolitan Edge networks. "The PROFIT 100 companies are the new heroes of Canadian business, creating jobs at home and products used around the world," said Ian Portsmouth, Editor, PROFIT Magazine. "They've accomplished this by building great employee teams, exploiting export markets, and rapidly responding to the customer's fast-changing needs." Ranking Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies by five-year revenue growth, the PROFIT 100 profiles the country's most successful companies. Published in the June issue of PROFIT and online at PROFITguide.com, the PROFIT 100 is Canada's largest annual celebration of entrepreneurial achievement. "We are honored to be named one of Canada's fastest growing and successful companies," said Lance Laking, President and CEO, BTI Photonic Systems. "This award recognizes BTI's dedication to delivering outstanding innovation in the optical networking arena." BTI is committed to advancing the delivery of high bandwidth services for companies servicing regional or metro networks. Its microWDM platform, the Netstender, combines optical layer functions into an easily managed system that extends reach and fiber capacity. The future-proof solution is scalable and protocol-independent combining multiple streams of information for transmission across a single fiber. About PROFIT PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success, offers news, strategies, tips, interviews and other resources to entrepreneurs leading Canada's growing companies. Each year PROFIT - which currently reaches 373,000 readers nationally - hosts a number of events that bring together business leaders in the fast-growth segment and champions the interests of those leaders. PROFIT was founded in April 1982 as Canada's first national magazine geared to entrepreneurs. Visit www.PROFITguide.com About BTI Photonic Systems BTI Photonic Systems helps service providers respond rapidly and cost-effectively to the skyrocketing demand for bandwidth in today's gigabit world. The BTI Netstender™ platform-the industry's first microWDM system with an open photonic-layer architecture-extends high-bandwidth transport services to the metro network's edge. By consolidating key transport capabilities (DWDM/CWDM, optical multiplexing, amplification, dispersion compensation and wavelength translation) within a single network element, Netstender delivers industry-leading capital and operational savings while future-proofing networking capabilities. Addressing the needs for fiber relief and reach extension-and enabling 10G, 1G, and metro Ethernet service overlays-Netstender allows carriers to deliver gigabit services economically while dramatically increasing their overall market footprint. For more information, visit www.btiphotonics.com.