automatic / intelligent fiber optic patch panel (iow SDN @ layer 0)
joelja at bogus.com
Thu Dec 11 01:21:03 UTC 2014
On 12/10/14 4:33 PM, Phil Bedard wrote:
> Curious what the use case is where a photonic or L1 switch wouldn't get
> the job done?
> With the robotic system you still need to wire everything up so it's
> available to be xconnected.
We've done electromechanical cross connect termination before on a very
those systems typically don't have the capacity to connect 100% of the
edges at once.
> FiberZone was another vendor who made robotic patch panels, but I'm not
> sure they are around anymore.
their website is still there, I've never seen an AFM live.
> Interesting also Verizon has a patent on automated patch panels, but using
> very specific mechanics.
> On 12/9/14, 11:51 PM, "Arnold Nipper" <arnold at nipper.de> wrote:
>> Am 2014-12-10 00:36, schrieb Andrew Jones:
>> Thank you, Andrew ... while Glimmerglass is really an exciting and
>> excdellent system, these devices are exactly those photonic cross
>> connects I'm _not_ looking for :9
>>> On 10.12.2014 10:21, Arnold Nipper wrote:
>>>> I'm looking for a modular, cost-effective automatic / intelligent fibre
>>>> optic patch panel.
>>>> I'm not looking at these photonic x-connects, but really for something
>>>> which does the patching instead of a technician.
>> Arnold Nipper / nIPper consulting, Sandhausen, Germany
>> email: arnold at nipper.de phone: +49 6224 5593407 2
>> mobile: +49 172 2650958 fax: +49 6224 5593407 9
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