Optical Transport Platform

Greetings Everyone..

Here is one for the transport/backbone/data center guys. Can you tell which manufactures you like for optical transport? I am looking for a solution to provide 8 channels of DWDM using tuned optics in my network gear. DWDM transport will be used for multiplexing only (no amplification or wavelength generation). So far, I have been looking at Fiberstore and PacketLight..

Any suggestions?

All feedback is greatly appreciated!



We've had good luck with BTI Systems http://www.btisystems.com/

Check out Ekinops
They have been rock solid with me. They are not as expensive as the others and there's no switching in the backplane. Everything happens on the module cards

Romeo Czumbil
Sr. Network Engineer

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I've been really happy with the Fiberstore muxes/demuxes, although I'm
using CWDM not DWDM.

They do the job, are entirely passive (no power needed), perform well (real
world losses seem to match the test reports to a tee), seem solid enough,
and this sort of stuff doesn't get any cheaper (that I've found).

If you are looking for a 'platform', with _any_ sort of bells or whistles,
they aren't what you are looking for. but, if you just want a cheap way to
squeeze multiple channels onto a strand or two, they rock.


Are you looking for P-OTS or just xWDM? If the first you may want to look
at Cyan, which is what we use.


Transmode have a similar architecture.


We've been using Cyan for our transport/backbone for several years now and
have been very happy with them. Of all the platforms we've used their
element management system has been the easiest to train.

Nick Colton
Director of Network Operations
ALLO Communications
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