fs.com dwdm equipment
briansupport at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 18 19:47:10 UTC 2019
I have purchased over a thousand SFPs from Fiber Store. I can recall less than 5 having problems when we received them (not all even DOA) and I know less than 10 dead even after deployment. Some we have ad running for 4+ years. We have done very little with their SFP+ equipment, really only testing and a few lower priority links.
The only downside to the SFPs that we found was the variance of power. Say an Adtran, Cisco, Juniper, HP SFP is rated from -3dB to -8 db (all units I have used them with), the equivalent FS direct SFP we have seen as hot as 3dB and as weak as -15dB. These extremes are fairly rare but we have still seen them.
80% SM single fiber SFPs (mostly 10km - 40km, some 60km & 80km)
7% 1Gb Copper
5% MM SFPs
5% SM dual fiber SFPs
3% others (SFP+, GPON, testing, etc)
I have not used them for any DWDM applications and only used them a few times on an older CWDM link that used standard SFPs into a MUX. This was not over great distances (less than 40 miles). With WDM SFP power consistency was important so we did not play much with it, granted most of the SFPs I am purchasing are in the $10-$25 range so take the extremes with a grain of salt.
Their sales has always been very responsive and helpful. The support/engineering, the few times I worked with them, were helpful but the language barrier was harder here.
From: NANOG <nanog-bounces at nanog.org> on behalf of Samir Rana <samir.rana at cybera.ca>
Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2019 12:42 PM
To: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: fs.com dwdm equipment
Does anybody have experience with fs.com<http://fs.com> dwdm equipment in their production environment? Are you they working without any issue? How's their warranty support if the issue arises?
Thanks in advance for all the answers and help.
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