DSX cross-connect solution

Carlos Alcantar carlos at race.com
Mon May 4 17:44:16 CDT 2009

Digital cross connect is the way to go if you have the budget to do
that.  Turin now force 10 make a good dacs and or the cisco 15454 with a
ds3-12xm card can do it as well.


-----Original Message-----
From: Chatfield, Terry [mailto:Terry.Chatfield at neustar.biz] 
Sent: Monday, May 04, 2009 2:37 PM
To: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: RE: DSX cross-connect solution

	Alternatively, one could use a digital cross-connect.


-----Original Message-----
From: Ricky Beam [mailto:jfbeam at gmail.com] 
Sent: Monday, May 04, 2009 5:23 PM
To: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: DSX cross-connect solution

On Mon, 04 May 2009 16:05:30 -0400, Wallace Keith  
<kwallace at pcconnection.com> wrote:
> I would stick with wire wrap, 66 blocks make an inferior connection.

True, but a 66 block will work.  Usually.  And is easily re-punched.

> If someone cannot deal with wire wrapping, they are not living in a
> telecom world.

Really.  Seriously, who cannot do wire wrap?  It takes, literally, 5  
minutes to learn to do it.  And that's with a "screw driver" wirewrap  
tool. With one of these  
it takes about 10s, and you get a consistent, near perfect wrap every  
time. (yes, it's a bit pricey, but very worth the cost even if you only

use it once to wire a single panel.)


PS: That's just the gun; it'll need a tip/sleeve.  I recommend a

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