DWDM hardware recommendations

chip chip.gwyn at gmail.com
Mon May 24 13:51:23 UTC 2010

I've been pretty happy with the Adva FSP3000R7 units.  Lots of options for
1g and 10g and they are very helpful with setup and design.  There's a lot
more to it than just coming up with an attenuation budget.


On Sat, May 22, 2010 at 11:52 AM, ML <ml at kenweb.org> wrote:

> I'm in the process of researching DWDM equipment for a new ring I'm
> about to light.  Only two dark fibers to start.  My only experience with
> WDM is a ring lit with MRV CWDM equipment by another provider.  The MRV
> equipment hasn't failed once in the years I've had the service.
> Good/bad/ugly thoughts on MRV?
> What I'm looking for is the ability to drop 10G and 1G channels on the
> same ring.  Upgradability to 40G channels is a plus.  I haven't been
> told I should plan for OC-n but it would nice if I had the option.
> Does anyone have a recommendation that might fit these requirements?
> Thanks

Just my $.02, your mileage may vary,  batteries not included, etc....

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