Giga fiber Tap
frank at dticonsulting.com
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
Please excuse the noise.
Frank A. Coluccio
DTI Consulting Inc.
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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