Giga fiber Tap

Frank Coluccio frank at
Fri Nov 30 17:45:13 UTC 2007

I guess I mis-read Chiyoung's shorthand, 
i.e., "giga fiber", which I took to mean 
beaucoup fibers. 

Please excuse the noise.

Frank A. Coluccio
DTI Consulting Inc.
212-587-8150 Office
347-526-6788 Mobile

On Fri Nov 30 11:43 , Sean Donelan  sent:

>On Fri, 30 Nov 2007, Frank Coluccio wrote:
>> Unless I'm misreading the requirement, this
>> sounds like a job for a Calient or a Glimmerglass
>> optical switch, capable of non-intrusive bridging
>> and/or insertion. For large jobs, in any case.
>> A demo of the Glimmerglass device can be viewed
>> on the company's "Government Signals Monitoring
>> and Analysis" page:
>This is probably bit more than would be needed for the apparent 
>application of monitoring a particular routing point for a LAN.  A
>simple passive fiber tap may be sufficient.
>An optical switch may be more suitable when you have large numbers of
>sources and need to dynamically monitor a subset of different fibers
>on a regular basis.  Installing a switch is less useful if you need to 
>check a particular fiber on a permanent basis.
>Of course, if you already have an "optical DACS" in your network, then
>it makes sense to use it instead of installing something else.

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