fiber switch for gig
justin at justinshore.com
Wed Apr 2 13:50:42 UTC 2008
Are you wanting hardened devices for an outside cabinet install (if it's
going outside then you'd better want hardened devices) or is this for an
internal environmentally-sound install? What's your definition of "long
distance"? 1800ft, 10km, 20km, 40km, 70, 80, 110? Assuming SMF, do you
need simplex or duplex?
Have you considered talking to a FTTx vendor? We use Occam here and
they make some cost-effective fiber products built with FTTx in mind.
I'm not sure how they compare price-wise with products you listed below
but it might be worth checking out.
Andrew Staples wrote:
> Speaking of running gig long distances, does anyone on the list have
> suggestions on a >8 port L2 switch with fiber ports based on personal
> experience? Lots of 48 port gig switches have 2-4 fiber uplink ports, but
> this means daisy-chains instead of hub/spoke. Looking for a central switch
> for a star topography to home fiber runs that is cost effective and works.
> DLink DXS-3326GSR
> NetGear GSM7312
> Foundry SX-FI12GM-4
> Zyxel GS-4012F
> I realize not all these switches are IEEE 802.3ae, Clause 49 or IEEE 802.3aq
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