automatic / intelligent fiber optic patch panel (iow SDN @ layer0)
bedard.phil at gmail.com
Wed Dec 17 13:35:27 UTC 2014
Not for basic xconnect, they use MEMS arrays (mirrors). You need power to change things and some do offer more advanced stuff like VOA, protection, etc requiring power.
From: "Tom Hill" <tom at ninjabadger.net>
Sent: 12/17/2014 5:30 AM
To: "nanog at nanog.org" <nanog at nanog.org>
Subject: Re: automatic / intelligent fiber optic patch panel (iow SDN @ layer0)
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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