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With the introduction of the Fiber DriverT SFP Media Cross-Connect
chassis, MRV Communications has brought fiber optic connectivity to
a new level of flexibility and scalability. These products have been
designed with leading-edge features, including any-port-to-any-port
connectivity, software selectable data rates, protocol transparency,
Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFP) optical interfaces, and support
for physical layer multicasting.
With these features the SFP Media Cross-Connect chassis enable the
implementation of an unprecedented range of optical networking solutions
from media conversion, distance extension and signal repeating to
lambda conversion and Wave Division Multiplexing (WDM), all within
a compact, fully managed platform. With a high-density form factor,
a single chassis can manage up to 16 separate data channels (32 data
ports) in just 1 U of rack space.
The Fiber Driver SFP Media Cross Connect can support data connections
with rates from 100 Mbps to 2.7 Gbps (100 MHz to 2.7 GHz) while performing
2R (reshape and retransmit) or 3R (retime, reshape and retransmit)
signal conditioning. It is compatible with Fast and Gigabit Ethernet,
FDDI, ESCON, SONET (OC-3, OC-12, OC-48 and OC-48 with FEC), Fibre
Channel (1 Gbps & 2 Gbps), Serial Digital Video Interface (SDI)
SMPTPE-269 and SMTPE-292, DVB, HDTV (1.5 Gbps), and any other protocol
within the range.
Used in conjunction with an external Mux/Demux unit - such as a Fiber
Driver Passive Mux/Demux - and configured with corresponding wavelength-specific
SFPs, the Media Cross Connect can be used to build a highly flexible
and scalable WDM solution for any combination of supported protocols.
Establishing a data connection with a SFP Media Cross-Connect chassis
is straightforward. Simply insert the SFP transceivers into the chassis
and then via software management set the port-to-port connections,
The SFP Media Cross Connect fully supports the SFP standard including
digital diagnostics as per SFF-8472. Together with the Fiber Driver
Pluggable Media Connect management module (EM316NM-PMC), it is able
to provide real-time access to information such as transceiver type
(protocol, range, vendor, etc.), transceiver temperature, TX/RX optical
power, and transceiver supply voltage. It also provides a means for
generating management alerts and warnings when system parameters fall
outside of the normal operating range.
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