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Re: Good (cheap) 2000Mb/s solution?

  • From: Richard A Steenbergen
  • Date: Tue May 06 17:14:13 2003

On Tue, May 06, 2003 at 09:59:52PM +0100, Simon Lockhart wrote:
> On Tue May 06, 2003 at 04:56:35PM -0400, Deepak Jain wrote:
> > I need a good, cheap (its temporary) solution to run 2000mb/s over a single
> > pair of multimode fiber (SX handoffs). I'd ideally like to put in two GEs,
> > and get two out. I could use 10G gear, or OC48 gear, but I was hoping for
> > something less pricey since this only has two run about 200ft between two
> > buildings.
> > 
> > Any suggestions? I will be glad to summarize for anyone who wants it.
> I've heard of people who use a pair of SX gbics (1310nm), and a pair of LX
> gbics (1550nm), and a cheap WDM splitter to get two GigE's down one pair
> of fiber.

Good idea, I'm gonna try that... :)

For scaling past that, Cisco makes CWDM GBICs that operate in existing 
gear, where you can get 8 wavelengths and run them over a WDM splitter.

Alas no one that I know of makes a simple cheap 1U box that does 8xGigE 
in and 1 fiber pair out.

Richard A Steenbergen <[email protected]>
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