OTTAWA, Canada, April 2 – OZ Optics Ltd, a supplier of fiber optic products for optical networks, announced that it is the proud recipient of the prestigious Ottawa Center for Research and Innovation (OCRI) award for 2001. "It is my pleasure to present this year's OCRI Award to OZ Optics," said Bill Collins, president of OCRI. "This award is presented to a company whose activities and accomplishments significantly enhanced the technological capabilities of the region, and by so doing has raised the international profile of our region as a world-class center of technology." OZ Optics has more than 75,000 square feet of manufacturing, research & development and sales & administration in Ottawa, Canada. OZ Optics also has sales offices in the Boston area, New Jersey, California and Utrecht in the Netherlands, St. Pierre Les Nemours in France and manufacturing facilities in Izmir, Turkey.