Entry level WDM gear?

Mikael Abrahamsson swmike at swm.pp.se
Thu May 9 03:40:40 UTC 2013


On Wed, 8 May 2013, Jeff Kell wrote:

> Ciena/Cyan/etc are way over our non-existant budget...  what is the 
> going recommendation to throw say 4-8 lambdas over a dark pair without 
> breaking the bank?  :)

You purchase a CWDM filter for each end, purchase CWDM optical modules for 
each end for the lambads you want use.

Something like this:

<http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Solid-Optics-CWDM-MUX-DEMUX-8-channel-3-Year-Warranty-Fully-Tested-/200776443874?pt=US_Network_Switch_Modules&hash=item2ebf3567e2>

Prices for optics depends on attenuation for the link, but for instance:

<http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Solid-Optics-XFP-CWDM-ZR-for-Cisco-80km-All-Colors-3-Year-Warranty-/200797543018?pt=US_Network_Switch_Modules&hash=item2ec0775a6a>

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Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at swm.pp.se



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