automatic / intelligent fiber optic patch panel (iow SDN @ layer 0)

Tom Hill tom at
Wed Dec 17 10:28:38 UTC 2014

On 15/12/14 12:17, Peter teStrake wrote:
> Automated cross connects are one of the challenges they are looking
> to address so it would be interesting to understand why this would
> not work.

Aren't all of these photonic switches active devices? i.e. Lose power
and your light disappears.

The robotic device linked earlier in the thread, specifically states
that all you lose in the event of a power outage is the ability to make


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